Planting succulents in vintage head vases is the perfect way to add a little spring into your home.
Many years ago I was reading Martha Stewart Living and they had an article on head vases. This was something I had never seen before, but I was instantly smitten! What is there not to love about gorgeous busts of vintage women that are actually vases? The combination of kitsch and glamour is exactly what I subscribe to in my personal aesthetic.
Ever since I read that article I have collected a few head vases of my own. I am currently the proud owner of four different head vases, all found when I was at various flea markets. I display these vases in various parts of my home, but they are rarely filled with flowers. I decided it was high time I did something about that, so I thought it might be nice to plant the head vases with succulents! Considering succulents are hardy plants that don’t need much in the way of water, I thought they might be a perfect solution to my floraless vases.
I started by purchasing an array of different succulents as well as some soil that is specifically for potted succulents.
Then I filled the head vase with the soil. Finally, I added the succulents to make it look as if my head vase was wearing a magnificent hat! I went with height in the back, and then shorter plants towards the front. I filled in the spaces with soil using a spoon.
And voila! A beautiful planted head vase!
Then I continued on with the rest of my collection.
Above you can see the very first head vase I ever purchased. She used to be painted, but my housekeeper decided she was looking dirty and wiped off all of her makeup! I was horrified but it was an honest mistake. Now I thinks she looks just as beautiful all in white.
If you happen to have any head vases decorating your home, why not use this as inspiration to plant them with succulents? I think they look absolutely gorgeous, don’t you?
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