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January 27th, 2015 by Celia

Handmade with Love: Botanical Baby Mobile

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Although newborn Wolfie has yet to appreciate it, I am ever inspired by the botanical mobile crafted at my baby shower. I find it inspiring and stunningly beautiful; and I can’t stop looking at it. The colors, textures and simple design is perfect for the nursery corner, and the fact that it was created by my good friends make it all the more special.

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December 4th, 2014 by Celia

A Book & Botanical Baby Shower

I am still blissing out on my lovely baby shower. It was lovely beyond belief in so many ways.
My incredibly creative friend Holly hosted a group of good friends and decorated in a sweet baby book theme, with plants and flowers mixed in for good measure. Holly had received a bunch of old children’s books from her family, but they were a little too rough and worn for her son to read, so she used the pages and covers to decorate and make the invitations (I’ll post a photo of the invitations someday).

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August 28th, 2014 by Celia

I work in a most beautiful place…

A couple of months ago, I started renting office space at a new location and I couldn’t be more pleased.
I had originally toured the space back in October of last year when I was scoping out offices but not quite ready to sign a lease. I was immediately enamored with the homey feel, natural light, thoughtful decor and of course, the plants. Since I didn’t know when I would be getting my license to practice acupuncture (most people get them around Thanksgiving, but they could come later), I decided not to rent the space because it felt a bit preemptive. Good thing I didn’t, because my license didn’t arrive until January!
One Monday in May, I woke up thinking about the office space I looked at 7 months prior. The next day I woke up and thought about it again. This happened every day that week, so on Friday I decided it was at least worth an investigation…maybe the space had opened up again? Sure enough, I saw that it was open and by that afternoon, I had viewed it and decided to move.

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August 4th, 2013 by Celia

Found: Terrarium Kit from Artemisia


Can you believe someone put a terrarium kit from Artemisia to the curb?!

And that I walked by it on the right time on the right day to bring it home? Actually, I can believe that I found it, given my track record.

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April 25th, 2013 by Celia

Books + Plants + Print = Love


Here are  three things I love dearly: Chinese Medicine, house plants and fabric prints. Why not put them together? Oh, there’s something else I love in here, too (besides the Kuan Yin figurine, of course!), a cast off wine crate! I collected a number of wine crates to use as displays for my herbal tea and body care products from grocery stores and wine shops. Shop owners are not keen to give them up since they are used for their own displays, but if you ask nicely, leave your number and offer to take broken or mismatched ones, you might get a few to work with.


A simple philodendron and the semi-succulent pepperoni plant (Peperomia caperata) are easy to care for. They get medium light with some direct sunlight, and enough water each week which soaks the soil but barely drips out the drainage hole. The philodendron came from a cutting about a year ago, and the Peperomia came from a lovely flower shop on Mississippi St, Emerald Petals.

P. caperata produces long white-tipped flower stalk. Very dramatic, and a little Seussian.



The print is from my mom. I don’t know where she got it, but it was around for most of my growing up. When I moved to college, it came along and hung it directly next to my bed.  I had the sweetest, homiest little bunk on my floor of the dorms ;) It has been in all of my bedrooms ever since.