Past & Present Giveaway + Weekly Wrap Up

We’ve had so much fun indulging in all things green and outdoors this week. Not just because we all enjoy gardening and trying to be a little bit more earth-friendly, but because the weather lately has made it so easy to appreciate the outdoors! This weekend we’re all heading outside again- and down to Philly!- to join in Amy’s DIY class at Terrain on Sunday. If you’re in the area, I hope you can sign up and join us- it’s going to be a fun afternoon outside in a beautiful space.

To celebrate the event, we’re giving away the project I created for Amy’s book, a beautiful mirror mosaic planter. In the book, the project is paired with the history of Venetian mirrors, and it was inspired by the way the Hall of Mirrors reflect the vast gardens of Versailles. It’s the perfect project for a spring weekend and it certainly spruces up an everyday succulent perfectly. Just leave a comment telling us what you’d plant in the container and we’ll send it off to one of you! xo, grace

Image above: From Past & Present. Photography by Ellen Silverman Photography, Prop Styling by Randi Brookman Harris

Below is a summary of this week’s highlights:

  1. KB says:

    I have an orchid that is desperately in need of a glamorous new home. This would be perfect.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I need some aloe in my house.

  3. rebecca mebane says:

    I’ve been meaning to get some aloe – this would be perfect.

  4. Cassie says:

    I would use this pretty planter for a pineapple plant. I’ve always wanted to try growing one!

  5. rebecca says:

    I’d plant aloe – I’ve been meaning to get some.

  6. Diane says:

    Oh that is so pretty!! I would plant a succulent garden and give it to my daughter, one of your biggest fans :-)

  7. Sierra says:

    All sorts of lovely succulents!

  8. Tara says:

    I have an avocado seed currently sitting in water on my kitchen sink – it is about to sprout, and I just know the plant would look gorgeous in that pot!

  9. Abbey Bavley says:

    I would use this stunner for Succulents in my living room-
    specifically these: Sedum Pachyclados (

  10. Meredith says:

    I would plant a mini fern :)

  11. Liadan says:

    oooh I would either plant herbs in it or plant a cutting from my jade plant. It’s gorgeous!

  12. heather f says:

    Gosh, I’m not sure I would plant anything in it, but it would be a wonderful vase for big textured leaves

  13. ashley r says:

    Well, I just purchased a few plants from the Westport Terrain that are still in need of a good home! (oh, fingers crossed!)

  14. Elizabeth says:

    If I could find a mini-citrus tree that was small enough to fit (like a kumquat bonsai) I would put it in there. Otherwise an anthurium.

  15. Norah says:

    A little mint plant to keep right by the door. I can grab some on my way out to freshen my breath after all that snacking I do!

  16. Kerry says:

    A jade plant for my mom on Mother’s Day!

  17. Jody says:

    Beautiful! I would plant a mix of different succulents in it. I’m loving those little plants right now!

  18. Morgan says:

    This is so, so pretty and I’d love to plant an orchid in it! Lovely!

  19. Rachelle says:

    Oooo, so lovely! I would give my Lapideria margaretae succulent a new home. He’s a little young mimicry succulent that grows to resemble rocks to avoid being eaten by hungry grazers. Lucky for him (& me), I’m no grazer and instead just like to admire his subtle color and soft rock-like leaves. He even blooms bright yellow in the fall. Swoon!

  20. Carolyn says:

    I love the story behind this planter. I’m a French historian, and I recently taught the history of French/Italian mirror-making in one of my classes. I have a beautiful succulent (not sure of the type) that’s living in the boring plastic pot it came in, and I’d love to give it a home in this beauty.

  21. Hollie says:

    I would plant a couple different succulents all together and up it in my entryway hallway!

  22. Lisa says:

    Echeveria nodulosa or a simple cactus :)

  23. Emily R. says:

    Some beautiful succulents would be nice!

  24. Emily R. says:

    Some succulents would be nice!

  25. Kathryn says:

    With a beautiful planter like this, I would plant a succulent like Echeveria and add it to my growing backyard collection :)

  26. Well, I think the obvious plant would be a money tree, but sadly they don’t exist So I would chose my birth flower a red Aster

  27. Courtney says:

    A maidenhair fern would look lovely!

  28. Betsy says:

    What a beautiful planter! I would love to find a fiddle leaf fig tree to plant in there! What a statement that would be! I have been seeing these plants on decorating blogs across the internet–now if only I could locate one locally! Wherever that planter goes, it will be sparkly and fresh!

  29. How pretty! I would love to house my snake plant in it to add a little glam to my living room.

  30. haddie says:


  31. Kate says:

    Succulents. I’m sure this dazzling pot will inspire my thumb to turn green at long last! :)

  32. Stefanie Lynch says:

    I would love to plant a Pale Sedum in this beautiful planter. This would definitely satisfy my desire for a disco ball!

  33. margaret says:

    I’ve been yearning for a miniature fiddle!

  34. Leigh says:

    Disco Bell Hibiscus! I would keep it next to our record player and record collection. If I can’t have a discoball in my home I want this planter to remind me of a million fun jams I need to dig out and play!

  35. Samantha says:

    I LOVE this! I’ve got a Dumb Cane that’s outgrowing it’s current pot that I would totally put in here. =)

  36. chelsie says:

    I would plant ginger. I hear its supposed to be a lovely plant.

  37. Laura says:

    I would plant a pencil cactus in this lovely planter.

  38. Laura says:

    I would plant a pencil cactus.

  39. debbie says:

    Such a beautiful vase and so much detail and work went into it. When you mentioned the gardens of Versailles my mind went immediately to the rose. I would plant a lovely tea rose in the vase. Oh that would be so pretty!

  40. Katrina P says:

    Gorgeous! I’d totally fill it with a glowering cactus. The mosaic mirror would really work work with a southwest theme!

  41. Ashley says:

    Sage! I once had the best gin cocktail muddled with sage on a terrace in Santa Fe at dusk. Every now and again I get the urge to make one for myself at home, but I pretty much never have any sage on hand.

  42. stephanie says:

    Gorgeous plant pot. I would plant a jade in it.

  43. Kelsey O says:

    Maidenhair fern! It would look so pretty reflected in those beautiful mosaic tiles!

  44. Kellee L says:

    I’d use it to plant a pachira tree

  45. Jennifer I. says:

    I’ve always wanted to plant some paperwhites! They’d look gorgeous in this pot!

  46. Jennifer C. says:

    I would plant some very colorful flowers so their beauty would be reflected all over the planter!

  47. Puja says:

    We have just moved from India to US & this gorgeous pot would be the most appropriate thing to plant “Tulsi” (Holy or Indian Basil) in! Most hindu homes in India have a Tulsi plant in their house which they offer water to every morning (as a form of worship)…..can only imagine how stunning this pot will look on our new window sill with the sun’s ray falling on it!

  48. Shelley T. says:

    probably a succulent because that’s all I can keep alive :p

  49. Sunny M. says:

    I would love to plant some sort of spiky cactus! So stunning!

  50. Betsy says:

    Beautiful planter! It’s so sparkly and fresh! I would plant a fiddle leaf fig tree- I have been seeing them all over the web and one would certainly make a statement in this pot!


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