Wintery Whimsy Terrarium

January 3, 2013 by 51 Comments

How about gift-cards, aren’t they just the best?  I received a couple of them and yesterday I decided to go shopping at Dillard’s and Hobby Lobby.  Both stores had great sales with additional discounts at Dillard’s what a fun treat!   I’ll share with you what I bought a Hobby Lobby.

The entry-table started looking a little bare after the Holidays and so it was time to create a wintery looking vignette or scape.   Whimsical may be the best word to describe it.

Entry Table VignetteThe terrarium was purchased at Hobby Lobby, I’m so excited about this one…can’t wait to use it with plants in the near future, maybe fill it with hearts for Valentine? or how about Spring and Easter Decorations? The possibilities are endless.  For now, it is filled with random wintery looking stuff.  The other items displayed on the table I had on hand.  The large cream vase in the center of the table is pretty much a staple item in this spot, I like the color and texture of the vase. It is filled with dried branches most of the time, faux or real.  A small grey hurricane lantern (wire) is filled with taper candles,  and the white frame toward the back holds a simple botanical print. The colors of this scape are neutral, cream, white and grey….just like a cold winter day.

Entry Table Vignette 1The terrarium holds two pine-cones and some twigs that were spray-painted white,  a white-washed wooden heart and wiry ball (ornaments – clearance items), a vintage ornament in front and a small pewter pitcher holding the wiry ball. Like I said…random stuff.

Entry Table Vignette 3Another look at the pine-cones inside the terrarium….WINTER!

Don’t be surprised if I tweak this arrangement in a week or two…I think I’ll have fun with it!

How are you doing?  How do you decorate for winter?

I’m so glad you stopped by,  please come back real soon!

Linking to:   savvy southern style , between naps on the porch


51 Responses to “Wintery Whimsy Terrarium”
  1. Stacey says:

    I have a little terrarium similar to yours too. You will have so much fun with it! Often times I just have cups and saucers in mine. They just seem at home and so pretty in there.

  2. Jenna says:

    Love that small terrarium! I am working on some wintery decorating as well, the house just feels too bare when the Christmas comes down. 🙂

    • admin says:

      Jenna, I agree, the house feels bare when Christmas comes down. Time to put up a little wintery decor. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Karen K says:

    I was just at Hobby Lobby yesterday & I missed that great terrarium!! I, too, am looking for something different to replace all the Christmas decorations. But I am looking for some green, like in greenery. Am making more topiaries, but will look for that terrarium & LOVE the idea of cups & saucers in there!

    • admin says:

      Karen, sounds like you enjoy crafting…making topiaries. Maybe you’ll find the terrarium next time and get to play with it!

  4. Hi Moni, Just inspired by your lovely settings for winter. Summer here in Australia and very hot. I am trying to get a Mens shed volunteers group to make me similar timber trees for next Christmas as my ideas reach out for gift giving for our sad ladies that come for urgent rescue from domestic violence. I thought I could do a cheer up parcel for ladies, starting early this year to prepare my gifts for them.I am also having my own set. The white sketch in white frame may just get me to go back to doing my sketching that I learnt from a clever artist here in Maitland. Keep inspiring me my dear girl, Hugs Mary

  5. Martina says:

    That looks so pretty Moni!!

  6. Melanie says:

    Love your winterscape, Moni! I love Hobby Lobby…they have a lot of great home decor items. I was just there today and bought a large wicker basket for my coffee table and some more white picture frames to hang on my kitchen wall. Everything was 50% off.

    • admin says:

      I always feel like I get a bargain checking out at Hobby Lobby. Can’t wait to see your basket on the coffee table!

  7. What a great buy,Moni! Your terrarium is filled with such a pretty winter vignette!!! I hope you will change it seasonally and post about it!

  8. Just lovely, Moni! Visiting from Happy Hour.

  9. I love that terrarium!! Its perfect for spring/late winter

  10. Jamie says:

    So pretty! I love this vignette 😉

  11. Ruth says:

    I love your new vignette. The terrarium is wonderful. Makes me want to run out to Hobby Lobby now.

  12. so pretty, love that terrerium!!

  13. Julie says:

    So pretty! I have a stack of pinecones that I have been trying to decide how to display.

  14. Wonderful! i have several, right now they house my collection of birds nest. I put different birds in for each season.

  15. I am currently working on some winter decorations and this gives me so much inspiration. I found you on the link party for Tater tots and jello. I just started a brand new link party and would love for you to share this one.
    Happy New Year!

  16. Jenna says:

    I love terrariums! This one is so simple, yet beautiful! Awesome job!

    Jenna @

  17. I love Hobby Lobby! Your table looks beautiful – the terrarium is lovely. I recently bought a large lantern there that would look great with it. So glad to have found you and your blog through Jennifer Rizzo and her linky party. Melinda

  18. Vicki Patton says:

    So pretty! I was in HL this past weekend and bought a terranium for 50% off. I may wish I had bought the smallwe one. Mine is a distressed turquoise one. Look forward to further updates. Have a blessed year.

  19. Amy says:

    Love your terrarium. I think Hobby Lobby has some of the greatest things. I always love shopping there. (especially with a gift card)

    Nice visiting with you tonight. God bless.

  20. I have a terrarium a bit larger than this with a plant inside. My children put lizards in there. I much prefer your arrangement!

  21. Nellie says:

    Hi Moni,
    Loved what you did with your terrarium, so cute! Believe it or not I have been looking to see what people are doing with them as a friend gave me one just like yours for Christmas.
    Pretty much all I have seen have plants in them, and I was
    hoping to find a few that were decorated in other ways just like yours, saw one other and it had miniature doll furniture in it, but it was too small to see it really, so thanks for your posts, sometimes you just need to see something to get
    your creative juices flowing, and I had never seen them before, but love it………..
    Yes, I decorate for Winter and I need to get busy, cause I
    just got my christmas stuff down. lol
    You have a great week hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

  22. Love this, Moni! So wintery-pretty! Thanks for sharing.


  23. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that we just started, It’s Weekly Goals Link Up. It’s a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. 🙂 Here’s the link in case you want to check it out. Thanks again.

  24. Jeannee says:

    What a clever idea! Now all you need is a share button so others can see this, too 🙂

  25. Sherry says:

    Pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  26. Debbie says:

    Well no wonder this was such a popular post Moni! I love that little terrarium, and you’re right, it will be fun to decorate it all through the year. So many great ideas. And I really like the cream vase too…what great texture! It reminds me of an artichoke. 🙂 But I would use it as a staple too. I don’t have a lot of white ware, but I’m always keeping my eye out for it. I guess I don’t go shopping enough. 😐 Glad to hear your garage sale went well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


  27. I LOVE your terrarium, Moni. How versatile it is. You will be able to do so many wonderfully creative things with it.

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