Newest Trend In Miniature Garden

The Newest Trend in Miniature Garden – Tiny Tea Cups

By Laurenkyes

If you grew up throwing tea parties with your siblings, parents, or teddy bear, this is the trend for you. A miniature garden or fairy garden are unique ways to add tea cups to your everyday decor. Micro gardens in vintage or specially designed tea cups are an amusing addition to the inside of your home or even a patio table as a centerpiece that shows off the container, miniature plants, and garden accessories that you have selected.

When I start planning a miniature garden, tea cup container, I could shop at a local thrift store that carries china and dishes. This way, I can get varying and one-of-a-kind tea cups for a reasonable price. There is also no sentimental value to these items versus using an inherited cup from a beloved family member. Greenhouses or online fairy garden boutiques are other shopping choices. Recently there have been containers created just to look like fairy houses and tea cups. A personal favorite of mine is the ‘Cherry Blossom Teacup Planter’, which looks as though it has been wrapped in bright pink, cherry blossoms and it has a tiny, garden fairy resting on the handle of the cup.

A tea cup is an nontraditional way to add colorful patterns to your home or garden. If you are exploring for garden accessories, which add a ‘splash of color’ to a bland mantelpiece or picture window, this will be the perfect craft project for you. Another reason I really like this new trend with smaller containers, it is a great approach to start a miniature garden hobby. A tea cup garden is a smaller and simpler project to assemble than the more intricate gardens. If you want to start building a garden, but you feel overwhelmed by all the options in a real-sized garden, this is the perfect gateway garden.

Some time has passed since I started writing this blog post and my tea cup micro garden is complete! There were so many inspirations that I found online and my miniature garden is a mixture of all these designs. After I created my first tea cup fairy garden, I added it to my bookshelf in my living room and I got so many compliments. I even received requests from a couple friends to help them create their very own fairy gardens to decorate their homes.

These tea cup scenes were so small that we were not able to add large fairy garden accessories; therefore, we selected the micro fairy houses and adornments. Instead of the tiny gardens being the whole picture, they were more of a snapshot of a moment in time. While helping my friends, I recommended selecting a nice ground cover plant such as Sagina subulata, ‘Aurea’ or Scotch moss for covering the soil. We wanted to make sure there was space for an itty-bitty garden fairy and other small items that dress up the tea cup garden. Next, leaning towards my favorite accessories, I suggested choosing a tiny sign and possibly a bistro set, so a tray with tiny tea cups could be placed on the table top. As always, my friends and I wanted the space to look warm and inviting. Since we know how much our fairies love hosting parties for friends, there was more than one cup for their visitors.

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Tom

I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson