Monday, December 12, 2011

oh christmas...

CACTUS, oh christmas CACTUS....
so this was the year, the year we finally got our christmas cactus!! i was so excited all week to go to my favorite cactus store, cactus jungle. it is the same place we have gotten most of our succulents and cactus for the house and for our wedding and everything we have gotten from there is so happy. i am always excited about supporting a great local company with great product.
this place is just so truly magical. tom and i could have walked out of the nursery with a crap load of plants if we wanted to but the ol' wallet just isn't big enough.
we walked around and looked at all our options...this guy was so awesome, he looks so much like  audrey II from little shop of horrors, FEED ME SEYMOUR!
we snagged one of these cool wall mounted succulents. they give you a blank pot with moss and supply you with all the cuttings. when i got home i placed them in their new home and now we have to wait 2 months till they take root so we can hang it up on the wall,  can't wait :)
they had the cutest little terrariums. the hippo was so cute, we bought one for a special father-in-law (yea, thats right dave, its you!) and we bought ourselves a little black bear and we are gonna make little homes for these guys very soon.
we made our purchase and took little brumhilda home with us :) it was a little scary driving home, she was so wobbly, we were worried she was gonna snap but she made it home safely.
her new little home is on top our new awesome dresser, where rosie can not get to her! we made a pit stop at walgreens and picked up some lights to adorn her with. not sure if ornaments will work on her but for now we like her the way she is, all light up and looking sexy. she really is the perfect christmas cactus tree shape, i don't think we could have made a better choice!

xo,
cb







24 comments:

  1. I love it! What a fab idea and a gorgeous tree to have forever! I have recently purchased my first two succulents and I am HOOKED! I want more more more...

    Sarah xxx

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  2. Christmas cactus?! I have never heard of that, but I love it!!

    -Hope
    www.aflatteringtale.com

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  3. What a neat idea! Thats so cute :) I think your christmas cactus is the prettiest out there

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  4. She looks awesome and that wall hanging is going to be so cool once it's ready to go! I love your heart cardigan. I found one at a store once but it was way too big and I've never seen a heart cardigan since.

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  5. I love the idea of having a cactus in place of a tree. Best part is you get to keep it around until next year. I wanna go to cactus jungle, it seems like an awesome place to get lost at.

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  6. This is such an interesting post! We don't have cacti like that where I live. We can get tiny ones but nothing like this that I've seen. And we certainly don't have a retailer who specializes in these beautiful plants. Thanks for showing us!

    Loulou Downtown

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  7. cactus jungle!!! so fun! i've never seen a christmas cactus like that before! brumhilda and margot junior can be BTFs (best trees forever). <3

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  8. This is so adorable! Your Christmas cactus is just grand. As is your adorable outfit. I love those white tights.

    xo,
    Em

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  9. christmas cactus! how sweet! we have a tiny christmas rosemary haha

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  10. What an awesome idea! I love it

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  11. Amazing! I've never seen a Christmas cactus before but they are so sweet! Great idea :)

    Girl about Town XxX

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  12. Loving the Christmas cactus! I still feel like I live in the wrong climate to have as many succulents and cacti as I do, but man those little guys are strong.

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  13. I love it!!! I never would have thought to do a Christmas cactus :) What a fun idea. That looks like a really fun place to shop. I have to say though, I am scared of cactus if it has tines (or whatever they're called). It comes from a traumatic childhood experience...but I love succulents that can't hurt me! haha

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  14. that wall mount thing is so cute!

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  15. so cool you guys are using a cactus as a tree! i was wondering what kind of tree you had.

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  16. That is soooo cool! I think your xmas cactus is perfect! I would have so impaled myself trying to string lights across it....two kudo's for you!! :) Oh...your comments always light me up like a candlelight. :) I also loooove the plot line in Grimm...but I'll agree those digital imaging is a bit cheeeesy:) Hee hee! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  17. haha aww so cute!! Such a great idea! I've been wanting to get a Christmas Palm tree =P I love the beach and that's where my husband and I got married so it would be perfect! Maybe I will next year =) Also, I love that cute heart sweater you are wearing!! =)

    http://julies-thisandthat.blogspot.com/

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  18. i love that heart cardigan, and the hippo is probably the best thing i've ever seen added to a terrarium! how fun! the lights on the cactus is also a good touch :)

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  19. Awesome idea! Can't wait to see your little succulents grow in :)

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  20. Christmas Cactus? This rocks so BAD!!

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  21. Super cute! Be careful taking the lights off! :)

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb