Add a ribbon & one of my printable signs to your succulents in sterling for a lovely Mother’s Day gift. I’ll tell you how to get your Mother’s Day printables at the end of this post.
I was given a lovely full tea set with a serving tray when my mother-in-law passed a number of years ago. Unfortunately, as she lived in the humidity of South Florida, it wasn’t in the best condition.
Excited by the prospect of inheriting such an incredible set of sterling, I researched getting it refinished. My excitement was short-lived. It would be just under $5000. to restore the set to its original glory. Oh well, that popped my bubble, there would be no High Tea at my home anytime soon. I chose to send my kids to college instead!
I found this set below being sold on Ebay for $24,000! OMG…
So, after cleaning it up as best I could, I’ve lovingly used the set whenever it was appropriate. Unfortunately, I could see it getting worse over the years, with polishing becoming a non-existent cure. So, that’s when I decided I would put several of the pieces I’d inherited to good use!
I can think of nothing more lovely than passing along one of these pieces to my Mom for Mother’s Day this year. What a nice idea, my mother-in-law Lois’ silver sitting on my Mom’s sideboard. The image warmed my heart. And that’s exactly how this post came to be!
And so easy too! Just a few supplies and a selection of adorable succulents and silver will give you a collection in less than an hour.
As you can see in the above image, it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to plant succulents in sterling! Making sure you have the right supplies is more than half the battle, I assure you.
Especially if you’re planting succulents in sterling as gifts, you’ll want to make sure they are happy in their new homes! (both literally and figuratively)
As you might have guessed, this is not rocket science, but you’ll need to be gentle during the planting process. These tiny and beautiful plants are extremely fragile and can easily lose an “arm” or “leg” if you’re not careful!
You may have noticed I also made a combination planter from an old chafing dish I had gathering dust. I have a newer matching set of chafers I use these days, so I threw it into the mix for this post. I’ll be keeping that one for my Mother’s Day gift to me!
Here’s some of the incredible Mother’s Day entertaining ideas you’ll find here at Ingredients For A Fabulous Life!
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