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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sunday with succulents

The weather has been amazing lately so this weekend I did a little planting in my yard. One of the things I really enjoyed was planting a centerpiece for my glass top patio table.

I knew I needed something I could put a candle in, and the candle would have to be protected from the wind. I went shopping in my display closet and I think I found the perfect remedy…….

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I  only have one planter of succulents so I thought I would give them a try again. I first thought of using a rustic planter since I usually think of succulents with a rustic look. I personally like a bit more of an elegant look. The table needed a pop of white to bring out the trim in my cushions so this planter fit the bill perfectly.

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 Here is a close-up of the arrangement. I can hardly wait to sit outside this evening and light the candle!!

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This was a pretty fun way to spend my Sunday morning!!!

“Enjoy the Process!” Of:

Doing whatever you like on a Sunday afternoon!! May I suggest a nap?



Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

What a pretty patio table centerpiece, Kathysue! Succulents have such interesting colour and texture.
It sounds like a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
~ Wendi ~

The enchanted home said...

FANTASTIC JOB!!!! I love this, you give succuelents a whole new meaning to me...this is so elegant and it. Thanks for a beautiful and inspirational idea!

Stacy Curran said...

I NEVER would have thought of this arrangement! I love seeing the gorgeous things that you and others come up ith, especially when they are things I wouldn't have thought of!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

I will be siting at that table looking at the succulent planting and your beautiful face in less than two weeks. wooot woo :)

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love succulents. I also love your idea with the candle in the middle. so pretty and perfect with your setting. You will really enjoy this. Mona

Shelly@ConfettiStyle said...

I love the arrangement you made. The combination of the planter, glass hurriance and succulents made it a perfect look for fall. I think I'll add a few succulents to my fall decor this year. Thanks for the inspiration.

Blondie's Journal said...

Fabulous idea, Kathysue! It really is pretty with a lot of elegance! You are going to have a lot of people duplicating it!!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Well...laundry is on my agenda...not nearly as succulent as your gorgeous succulents!!

Amanda said...

I love this!! I have never used succulents before but have always wanted to try them. It looks awesome! Happy Sunday!

NanaDiana said...

Kathysue- What a darling arrangement! Love it and what a nice way to spotlight your succulents. You don't think the heat from the candle will bother them, do you? Hugs- Diana

Babs said...

Great way to use succulents. I like your hurricane in the center. Wish I hadn't gotten rid of mine last year. The white planter is perfect with your cushions. Happy Sunday.

helen tilston said...

Hi Kathysue
This is a thing of beauty and I hope you are enjoying sitting outside beneath the candlelight this evening.
In read DaniBP Mop Philosopher's post, I tried her receipe as I had a basket of ripe peaches and it is presently baking in the oven. My husband will be home from golf shortly and he will enjoy some.
Have a great week

Upscale Downhome said...

What a beautiful and classic arrangement! I love the contrast of the white against the succulents. I'm a newish reader of your blog and really have been enjoying it these past couple weeks. Thanks for posting!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Kathysue, it is so pretty. I love it. The succulents look amazing in the white planter and the candle will make them glow in the evening. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Tote said...

Kathysue, you did a beautiful job with your planter! The white planter really sets off your plants. I am sure it will look awesome when you lite the candle tonight. Thanks for sharing and giving us all another great idea.


Shannon@ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I really like your white planter and the lovely succulents. I use a variety of succulents outdoors every summer and find them easy to grow. Your entire area looks very pretty.

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Oh wow, I love that, Kathysue! I definitely would like to try it.
Take care,

Drought Smart Plants said...

Rustic is great, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with this one - love the nice healthy looking succulents. My all time favorite are Echeveria, but also have to say I like Portulacaria and Sedeveria too!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Hey Kathysue! I just wanted to tell you that I awarded you "The Versatile Blogger" Award! Stop by my Saturday post to see the details!

Tiffany {Living Savvy}

vignette design said...

So glad you are getting on the succulent train. Aren't they just the best!? Love the different textures, colors and shapes! Your arrangement is perfect!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very pretty...I love succulents and the addition of the candle is great! Have a happy day.(-:

Georgica Pond said...

Great idea - I'm going to pinch this one for my outside table for summer.


Brilliant with that candle in there!!! I just bought some at Home Depot yesterday and now I have to use your candle idea......