Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pieces of Nature // Inside the Home

This guest post was written by Laura Mazurek of Roots and Feathers.  Many thanks to Laura for sharing these beautiful images with Bubby and Bean's readers while I'm off on my honeymoon!

Hi Bubby and Bean readers!!  Its Laura from Roots & Feathers.  I'm super excited to be here on Melissa's blog today.  She is a soul sister of mine, so it's an honor to be here.  I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that she is having a blissful time in Santa Fe!

Now that autumn has finally arrived, I am getting more and more excited about my indoor plants.  I know that I will still be able to enjoy my outdoor plants for some time, but knowing the winter months are ahead of us, I've been filling up my inside spaces with a few more plants I can enjoy through those months.  When I am surrounded by pieces of nature like this, I feel a huge sense of peace in my body.  When I was younger, I watched my mom oooooo and ahhhhh over all of her plants, and at the time, I never really got it.  But over the past handful of years of my life, the feeling of joy she felt, has arrived.  I get it.  The feeling of having my hands in the dirt is one of the best sensations I know.  I dream of the day my entire backyard is a huge garden... 

I also have a fascination with rocks and gemstones.  I have them strewn throughout my house and in my sacred spaces outside.  I have placed my little buddha, and some special rocks and crystals in my newly potted, or transplanted plants, to help them through their new transition.  I believe plants receive the love we give them, beyond the sunlight, water and food.  I have placed river rocks and other special stones around the pots as well.  Just about every time I go to the river, I come home with at least one 'special' rock.  Or stick.  Or leaf.. Or....  One day, a friend even helped me come home with a 25 foot fallen tree branch.  I'm a little nuts like that. 

I hope you enjoy these images of my new friends.  Thanks for taking the time to come to Melissa's awesome blog.  It's a good one!!!

Peace and Love,

Big thanks to my dear friend Laura for sharing these gorgeous pictures of the bits of nature from her home while I'm away!  Be sure to pay a visit to Laura's blog (it's one of my all-time favorites), as well as her shops, Roots & Feathers and Violet Bella (she makes some truly stunning jewelry).  You can also find Laura on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Santa Fe has been amazing.  See you soon!  xo, melissa


  1. i can't keep plants alive, but i feel like i might be able to keep these ones alive! i think indoor plants are a great idea for winter. lovely post


  2. Such beautiful pieces of nature to savor in the snowed-in winter months!
    Catherine Denton

  3. I have an aloe plant that I love! It has been such an interesting plant to grow. i would like to grow more though! Love these photos!

  4. Beautiful!!! This inspires me to bring more nature inside. :-)

  5. Lovely photos as usual Laura! I adore my plants. I started with one large jade plant that a sweet neighbor gave me. Every time it drops a leaf I plant it and end up with another jade plant. I've got about a dozen around my house now! I keep giving them away as gifts but I still think one day they will take over!! ;)

  6. What lovely pictures and beautiful, earthy touches for your home.

  7. these are just downright beautiful. i love the idea of house plants and nature indoors like this

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  8. the succulents mixed in with the geodes and crystals is absolutely gorgeous.

  9. These images are so so beautiful and inspiring. I love bringing nature-inspired items into my home to make things a little more peaceful.

    <3 Melissa

  10. these are gorgeous. i love my plants, i talk to them daily!


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