Sunday, March 8, 2015

It Was Supposed to Be a Pretty Flower Planter!

Birgit from BiWuBaren left a comment on my previous blog post this morning which included the words:
"And now I foresee an extraordinary increase of the miniature snail population in New Zealand...".
I had to have a little chuckle to myself as indeed yesterday some little snails did take up residence in my craft room and I am sure there will be more to come. Once again thank you Jane for the idea and inspiration.
Yesterday I decided to honour a challenge made by my friend Susan and create a flower arrangement. I decided to do an outdoor planter with some flowers - at least that was the direction I was heading in when I started out. This is what I ended up creating:

I am sorry it is not the best picture. It is very dark gloomy weather here at the moment. We had a good thunder and lightning storm last night.
I made two other little planters at the same time so hopefully some flowers might find their way into those today.


  1. Birgit is so smart and funny, isn't she? Looking good, Sharee! I look forward to seeing your next planters too. xo Jennifer

  2. Ooooh! It's so beautiful! And the photo's lighting looks terrific for an overcast day! Wow! On all counts!

  3. Birgit comments nearly always make me chuckle. Your planter with the "overpopulation" of snails looks fantastic.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Es bonito dejarse llevar, y en vez de un centro de flores que nazca de nuestra mente estas preciosas minis, las flores para la próxima.
    La foto se ve estupenda.
    UN abrazo

  5. I love it!
    My little d/h man, Gardener Arthur would be delighted to see a crate of these in the corner of his yard. He's an eco gardener and doesn't mind a few snails around the place, and loves to find things growing that he hasn't deliberately planted.

  6. Hi Sharee! Yes, 'our' Birgit has such fantastic humor, her comments always make me smile!
    Your planter is wonderful and the snails are so tiny, great work.
    I had to re-load your blog page again and again before I could see the picture, but finally I could see it :)! I can't wait to see your next planters too.
    Hugs, Ilona

  7. The planter looks fab. Love the weathering you have on it and the snails..too good =0)

  8. Haha, I knew it!!! And although I'm always in love with any kind of flowers whether in RL or in miniature but your I-was-supposed-to-become-pretty-but-now-thanks-goodness-I-am-a-beautiful-and-characteric-pot-with-my-own-background-story is just gorgeous! And your snails turned out so well... little funny guys!


  9. Oh I love it!! Snails are my thing, everyone has a "thing" Ive always loved snails..Your little shelled buddies look great!

    I think snails and mushrooms go together perfectly, just like flowers and bees ;P

  10. Me gusta mucho. Y también son preciosos los caracoles.

  11. Great job Sharee,
    Those little shrooms and snails are perfect together!
    sugar, spice and whatever's nice

  12. wow, I really love this! I have a hard time doing flowers, so I can see why your flowers turned out to be something else in stead too =)