For the Love of Moss

For the Love of Moss

May 2, 2011

Last week, Lily and I spent some time visiting several local businesses and one of our stops was at Traceycakes Bakery Cafe where you can indulge on the most delectable cupcakes ever.  Seriously.  It would be the perfect place to visit for Mother’s Day.  You can enjoy high tea and sweets in their luxurious shabby chic surroundings.  We were pleasantly surprised to find that some of the vintage furniture pieces were from Twig Home.   Kevi, the owner of Twig Home, is one of the vendors that will be joining us at The Old School Market.  The tops of the display cases were styled with burlap garlands and moss.  It looked so very pretty and reminded me of how much I really do love moss.

Moss Table

We have an abundance of moss in our yard, thanks to our damp Westcoast weather.  I used to purchase bags of it from the nursery but now I can just harvest it from my backyard.  I like to line my wire hanging baskets with it and use it to fill the spaces between new plants in my container gardens.

Moss Acres

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you might want to consider visiting Doodle Bird Imaginariums.  Patricia Buzo makes these incredibly beautiful moss-filled terrariums in all shapes and sizes.  I especially love the teeny tiny pendants and the Royal Collection would make someone quite happy.

Doodle Bird Imaginariums

For Mother’s day brunch, you could incorporate moss into your centrepiece by laying it directly onto your table as a runner or to fill the space around a collection of vases.   Mound piles of fresh moss into milk glass containers or silver goblets would look stunning as well.  Don’t let it’s delicate appearance fool you. Just keep it moist and it should last a long while.


Featured Etsy Seller, Amy Mueller, creates nature inspired jewelry and her moss pieces caught my eye.  Stunning, don’t you think?  I think it would be a nice reminder of nature for someone who spends most of the day indoors. And a perfect gift for a gardener or nature lover.

Adorn Jewelry

wikiHow: How to Make Moss Graffiti

I’ve always wanted to try “Moss Paint” on my clay pots to add a little character.  Maybe even our house numbers on the bricks outside our front door.  But loved these ideas even more.  For a no maintenance version, you could always use fake moss.

1 – 3 moss silhoettes 4 – 5 moss typography

We spent a fun-filled weekend up at a local ski hill with great friends.  And I don’t think I’ve ever seen more snow in my entire life, an incredible amount of snow.  Some of the cabins were literally buried and all you could see was a snow covered roof.  I have a picture of one of my daughters playing outside the second story kitchen window.  It was quite beautiful with the sun shining on the sparkling snow.  But it feels good to get this week started.  Lily and I are 4 weeks away from hosting The Old School Market and the countdown is officially on.

Enjoy your week!

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