Good evening friends. Today I want to share a ‘small’ post with you, with a ‘little’ project, an easy and simple vignette. One that doesn’t need a lot of words. But one that has been giving me great joy for weeks now.
I have a small pond in my living room.
There is water, and greens and instead of fishies there are candles swimming in the water.
I doesn’t get easier than this. Just some water plants that I will put into our real pond outside when I am ready to change up this corner in my living room. But not just yet, I am still enjoying it too much.
Floating candles, like candles in the wind.
Tiny lights to illuminate the dark.
And a big white coral for contrast.
About this coral. A few months ago I was totally obsessed about finding some coral for my house. But since I never would want to encourage anybody to go and harvest real coral to sell, I was looking for some ceramic ones. I had seen it in some US web shops and I totally wanted to have it. I had to have it! I was totally convinced I would not be happy for another day if I didn’t get me some.
But alas none of the websites shipped internationally. So I whined about my misfortune and my obsession on Twitter. Several friends started to chime in. And then someone suggested I’d buy some fake ones and spray paint it.
So then I became equally obsessed by finding a plastic coral I could give the white paint treatment. The animal supply stores didn’t carry any and the ones the garden center had were all in the wrong shapes. So I searched until I found an aquarium store (those are hard to find these days btw, people apparently don’t have aquariums anymore). You know what the man in that store told me “ we don’t have coral because we sell sweet water fish”. What! Coral is from the sea and therefore has no place in a sweet water aquarium? What about that ridiculous plastic school bus you are selling then or that castle!!!
Anyway I had more or less appeased myself with my coral-less-ness when I went to a flea market.
And there I found this gorgeous real white coral. I figured since it had been out of the sea at least for decades already, it would be okay to take this bit of real coral with me.
I love it. It is just amazing.
So now that I know there is coral to be found at flea markets I have one more thing to hunt down…
But if you are not so lucky in finding really old coral at the flea markets, you might go the spray paint way. Beth found some really good ugly plastic ones that she turned into beauties. Go see her post about how to make faux coral look beautiful for proof.
Me, I am grateful and delighted about my new/old coral.
And I am loving this little white on white vignette on my cupboard.
So what are you loving these days? Ever had a pond in your living room? And how do you stand on having real coral, or any other sea creature in your home?
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