recently, kristen and rinne and i decorated and styled a photoshoot about a dinner in the woods. we laid some rough wood planks on top of old milk crates and started to decorate. we had an idea about a table-long scape of mosses, rocks, ferns and such. i had an idea to use some old compotes and some wood fired cups to do some mini terrarium type things.
i dug up some dirt and filled the container about 2/3 full, mounding the dirt slightly. then i dug up a patch of ferns with whatever vines or grasses inhabited the same plot, and simply planted them right into the containers. i topped it off with a little more soil to cover the roots and maintain the mound shape. then i covered the whole top with some of the moss i dug up, as well as a few bits from the craft store. just water in, and vóila! they look so great i think i'll just keep them about.
try one in a sunny living room or dining room. it's good to have a little nature inside...
photographs and words by rebecca rood