Styling The Seasons — July (plus a mini greenhouse from Rose & Grey)

Well, we’re very nearly reaching the close of this month and I’ve only just got around to writing my styling the seasons post.

But hey. I’m consoling myself with the fact that at least I’ve done one this month!! I missed June’s completely!!

I was recently sent a mini greenhouse from the lovely interiors company Rose & Grey and asked to style it as part of their blogger’s styling challenge, so it seems a wise move to combine this with my styling the seasons post for July.

It’s such a sweet little object — almost like a miniature display case in a museum — and just begs to be filled with all sorts of treasures; jewellery, books, shells.

I think, eventually, I’d like to put tiny succulents in it.

I’ve been pinning away and you can get some really beautiful ones. So perfect and dainty.

I was obsessed with tiny, miniature gardens when I was a little girl. I loved our village show, where they had a ‘garden on a plate’ competition.

When I have more time, I will create a gorgeous garden inside this little glass house. But that is most definitely a project for another day.

So, for now,  my very favourite thing to fill it with is fairy lights.

Because until I can get around to buying coloured sand, pebbles and tiny little cacti and succulents, this little greenhouse makes the perfect nightlight.

mini greenhouse

Mini greenhouse? Or Nightlight?

a mini greenhouse from Rose & Grey

I love how the lights reflect in the glass — it will be lovely at Christmas

a mini greenhouse from Rose & Grey

This mini greenhouse also makes a very good book-end ;)

I was asked to join in with Rose & Grey’s styling challenge and was kindly sent a Mini Greenhouse, to complete my task. You can buy one for yourself — plus lots of other lovely products — from their website. Pop along and have a look

All photos, thoughts and words are my own.

Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. 27th July 2016 / 8:37 pm

    Oh that is just gorgeous! I can’t wait to see how it looks when you fill it, but it looks so pretty with the lights in anyway.

    Stevie x

  2. 27th July 2016 / 9:35 pm

    Ah that is such a darling little green house, and it looks wonderful with fairy lights. I’m looking forward to seeing what it looks like when you get time to plant your mini garden in it xx

    • 5th August 2016 / 11:02 am

      It’s so sweet isn’t it? I can’t wait to get some actual plants on it :)

  3. 29th July 2016 / 11:47 am

    Oh, it’s beautiful – can’t wait to see it all planted up. I love a terrarium! Looks lovely with the lights in it too xx

  4. 29th July 2016 / 10:11 pm

    I love what you’ve done with it! Such a little versatile display case isn’t it? :)
    And I usually put fairy lights in jars around Christmas time but I love this! Might have to start doing it all year round.
    Karen x

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:58 am

      Thanks so much hun — YES!!! SO versatile — such an awesome little thing to display treasures in :)

  5. From Day Dot
    3rd August 2016 / 8:02 am

    I love these things, they’re so cute! And mini succulents are lovely so when you get round to it I can imagine you’ll make it look like a stunning little greenhouse. I love what you’ve done with the lights though, really modern and as you say it will look amazing at Christmas! #HomeEtc

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:55 am

      I’ve found a great seller online for succulents — you can buy some amazing ones!!! Can’t wait to buy some :)

  6. Lisa@Intotheglade
    3rd August 2016 / 9:36 am

    Oh it will look gorgeous with succulents in it, I am going through a real succulent phase at the moment. Fairy lights make everything look beautiful don’t they? I hope everything is ok with you and yours lovely. Thank you for hosting xx

  7. 3rd August 2016 / 11:45 am

    What a lovely vignette you have created here :) I’d love a little greenhouse like this with some succulents in it but all toddler safe spots in the house are already taken so I’ll have to wait until my little cheeky monkey is a bit older ;)

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:54 am

      Haha! YES! This little greenhouse is currently out of harm’s way in my office ;)

  8. 3rd August 2016 / 1:52 pm

    This is so very pretty and YES! Like you I loved mini gardens, I seem to recall it being quite a popular thing for them to make on Blue Peter back in the day :) Gorgeous idea to turn into into a terrarium too X

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:53 am

      TOTALLY Blue Peter!!!!! I was obsessed with their ‘making’ projects!!!

  9. 3rd August 2016 / 8:01 pm

    What a sweet idea! I love twinkle lights in glassware for Christmas, and winter on the whole.

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:52 am

      Me too!! I had a goldfish bowl full of fairy-lights last Christmas — it looked wonderful! :)

  10. Jenna
    3rd August 2016 / 8:32 pm

    Loving the mini greenhouse and I think it will look fab with mini succulents in. I love your fairy lights -they’re beautiful!

  11. 3rd August 2016 / 11:32 pm

    Ah, that looks really effective! I love the idea of eventually putting succulents in it, though. Do they have to be in pots or can the little greenhouse act like a pot so you can put soil etc in the bottom…Sorry if thats a stupid question, I am rubbish when it comes to gardening but I do love succulents…Even I can keep them alive! #HOMEETC

    • 4th August 2016 / 12:21 pm

      You can do either!! Some people layer sand, gravel and soil in the bottom, to make a lovely pattern and then plant directly into them and then others use pots! I think I may go for the first option :)

  12. 4th August 2016 / 10:52 pm

    Caro it is lovely and looks so pretty with the lights, but would equally fab with succulents in too xx

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:51 am

      I think the lights are easier to look after than succulents maybe?! ;)

  13. 5th August 2016 / 8:57 am

    Oh my gosh, I really want a mini greenhouse now! You always style things so well! I think lights are much less messy than real plants hehe. x

    • 5th August 2016 / 10:50 am

      Aaah thanks so much lovely! Haha!! YES! Lights are MUCH less messy than plants — and much easier to look after too!! :)

  14. 6th August 2016 / 9:01 pm

    That greenhouse looks so cute, like you showed and said it can be styled and used so many different ways . I love the lights but also can’t wait to see what else you do with it. #HomeEtc

    • 11th August 2016 / 5:16 pm

      It’s super cute isn’t it? Really looking forward to buying some little plants to fill it with :)

  15. 8th August 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I’d love it as a nightlight, very cute although mini green houses are very “in” at the moment

  16. 9th August 2016 / 9:42 am

    So cute and stylish too :) Can’t wait to see how it looks when you fill it, but the lights looks fab xx


    • 10th August 2016 / 8:38 pm

      Thanks gorgeous!! Been mentally spending a fortune on gorgeous little succulents! Need to make a decision and make that purchase!!

  17. 9th August 2016 / 3:19 pm

    Love the fairy lights in the greenhouse. Would have loved to do something similar but think I’d be explaining to MOH it wasn’t for tomatoes :D Thanks for hosting #homeetc x

    • 10th August 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Haha!!!! TOMATOES???? *facepalm* He really, really needs to get with the programme. ;) xx

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