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I had to buy this terrarium. I intend on making one of my own soon enough, but I really had to have this. If you can believe it, I'm actually not one for impulse buys. I usually hem and haw over something so long that I convince myself to put it back on the shelf. In fact, many a shopping trip has ended with me retracing my steps and returning everything in my basket and walking out conflicted and empty handed. Last night I was at CVS and it took me almost fifteen minutes to decide whether or not to buy new eyeliner. In the same color I always wear. Same brand. $7.99. I mean, come on. Well here is proof that I'm capable of a little impulsiveness now and again. Faced with an entire table of terrariums, who wouldn't get a little spendy? Am I right? This terrarium is from The Botanic Studio and it was just one of many supremely beautiful miniature gardens.

1. Cute little mushrooms by weeshop.
2. A terrarium ornament by onegiftoneworld.
3. Rude gnome by PhenomeGNOME.
4. Terrarium necklace by WarmCountryMeadows.
5. Sleeping gnome by PhenomeGNOME.

My Survival Manual for Young People Living in Town has a whole section on making terrariums, and I do believe my mom and a buddy of mine have offered to make some with me so I'll keep you posted. I would really love to put a little garden gnome in one. And maybe a few mushrooms. As usual, Etsy is a treasure chest of inspiration for even the strangest throw-back obsession...

What say you, readers? Any good ideas for a terrarium?

(Cross-posted at http://unspeakablevisions.blogspot.com/2010/12/terrarium-love.html.)

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Comment by Cornelia on December 4, 2010 at 10:16am
I am equally obsessed and susceptible to weakness for a pretty terrarium. The teardrop one from your link is to DIE for! The Martha Video with Julie Andrews is classic Martha and quite charming.
Comment by Jan Martinez on December 5, 2010 at 1:27pm
These are so cool I used to make these in the 70's You guys have just inspired me to make one . I'm gonna do it for one of my turtles! Thanks I love this site!

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