Planting Succulents in Old Silver

Yesterday I finished up some teacher gifts where I planted succulents inside old books.  There ended up being a few plants left over, so I went searching through my cabinets for something fun to plant them in.  I came across some of my grandma’s silver tea service and my baby cup. Perfect!

I know succulents like to be in dry soil. And since there is no drainage in this silver, I added a few rocks to the bottom so the soil didn’t remain too wet.

I then added the succulents and some soil. Quick. And easy.

I put them in my kitchen, so now I have something fun to look at when I’m doing dishes!!


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  1. Your succulents look so pretty in the silver cups. I read once they are like cats – best left alone. You have a pretty blog.

  2. Hi Jen! Those are just beautiful! I used to not like succulents but now they look very cool to me (AND they are easy to take care of like you said). Love the pale green of the plants against the silver. Hey, I will be looking for you (and your cute biz cards) at Haven.

  3. How pretty! My sister-in-law did something like that for her wedding — lovely succulents in vintage silver pots and the like. I love the look!

  4. Debra Kapellakis says:

    silver and succulents, lovely

  5. I love LOVE these!! What a fantastic way to update some old silver!

    p.s. where do you live in the northwest? I’m live in Portland is why I ask 🙂

  6. I love this idea. Now I need to go buy some succulents.

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