Thursday, March 8, 2012

Potted prettiness..

Hello darlings!
With Spring noticeably on approach here in Sweden I feel a real urge to prune, pot, plant, and just generally fill my home with greenery, life and fresh flowers!


We all know the physical benefits of greenery (especially for those with asthma and respiratory diseases), but I feel it has an equally positive impact on our sense of well-being.
I am an avid lover of nature and all living things. I adore the outdoors and feel a deep sense of inner peace when spending time in the forest, by the sea/lake, on a mountain or anywhere I can be close to nature. So for me, bringing organic and living elements into my home is vital!

via and Style Me Pretty

And needless to say there is also the aesthetic pleasure of healthy plants & flowers (as well as fresh fruit) in decor. To me they are as vital as art, books, and good light when wanting to create a home that exudes life and soul.

via Endless Inspiration, Rachel Damiano (pinterest), Jennifer Kulman (pinterest) & Splendid Willow

I also have a real weakness for trees. Of course I prefer them in the wild where they can grow tall and strong the way nature intended, but I adore them in decor and interiors too. Provided they are cared for properly.

Unknown, Design Sponge, & Little Green Note Book

When I saw the picture below I knew I needed to get myself one or two mini trees. You see I own a set of three antique 'wooden measuring units' just like the one in the photo. 


I just love the simplicity of the tree in the wooden box, and will replicate this for my kitchen. I am thinking one or two (three is too many) Myrtle or Olive trees will look great, and will head over to my plant school after we get back from Paris later this month!

via Fillipa (tumblr)

via Amelia Neptune (pinterest) and Inspired Design (tumblr)

From decorative greens to edible greens..
I look forward to kicking off the promised 'detox series' soon (thank you for all your interest and encouragement!). Due to an array of reasons it probably won't be until the very end of the month.
The most pronounced one is that my son Oscar is unwell. Nothing life threatening but serious enough to require medical intervention and reason for me to drop a few things and divert all attention to him. Family always comes first!!

That said, all the wonderful things shared in my previous post are keeping our moods up, and as the incurable optimists we are in our family we are determined to focus on the good. And there always are so many good things around don't you think!?!


Sending hugs with the sunny Spring breeze from Sweden.

xx Charlotta


Splenderosa said...

Oh, definitely, get the little trees! I think they are wonderful. So happy to see this beautiful spring post, Charlotta. I,also, love puttering around in the garden, pruning is my favorite thing...I usually work with fingernail sissors. xx's

Renée Finberg said...

i love EVERY IMAGE!!!!
great inspiration.


Vanya Wilkinson said...

You are so right Charlotta, I've always thought a room feels some much more balanced with living plants or fresh flowers in it - more alive!

I do hope your gorgeous son is on the mend soon. He is very lucky to have such a wonderful mother :)

Much love xxx

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I adore those little trees, Charlotta! do you think the orange trees might grow well inside? hope Oscar gets well very soon, darling! xo

Kifus said...

Such beautiful spring images, Charlotta. Especially love the last one, those rustic boxes are a beauty!

Nuit Hernandez said...

aww my sweets! i hope Oscar gets well VERY SOON. sending blessings. xox {oh - gorgeous green post ;)}

Acquired Objects said...

I couldn't agree with you more about greenery in our homes. In fact I have a sink full right now of plants getting a good soak. Love the myrtle trees and have two and I've even gotten them to flower although the flowers are very small. I hope Oscar is feeling better soon!


A Perfect Gray said...

thanks for those lovely shots of green life, charlotta. can't wait til spring. sending oscar our best wishes for a very speedy recovery. love to you all! donna

It's me said...

Beautiful post !!!...did you see mine ??? from

Anonymous said...

Sending hugs from Italy.


anita said...

Sending all well-wishes to Oscar!

martinealison said...

Il est bon de vous retrouver après plus de 6 semaines d'absence... Je rentre tout juste des Philippines...
Gros bisous

Miranda said...

Beautiful images.
And YES, a home without green plants (and books ... and art) just isn't homey, at least for me.
Hope your son is feeling better very soon.

Achados de Moda e Achados de Decoração said...

I love the little trees! so lovely

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