Today I have someone very exciting to introduce to you - my sweet friend Maggie! Mags is pretty awesome. She takes amazing photographs, cooks, gardens, listens to great music and she's super funny (not to mention plenty of other things). Being the generous person she is, she is sharing amazing images with us while I'm off enjoying my pre-birthday vacation. Oh yeah, did I mention I was going on vacation? I'm heading to Florida today for a 4-day stint in Clearwater. We're taking advantage of family property with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend and it's going to be awesome. Then we come back and boom, it's my birthday on Monday! Okay, back to the point of the post...
How amazing are these terrariums? With inspiration from Chicago (and Brooklyn) store Sprout Home, Maggie started creating little worlds throughout her home in glass jars. Living in Chicago can be tough on plants if you aren't lucky enough to have direct sunlight - so the first round of experimentation didn't go so well. So instead of starting over completely with the real things, she took to the non-living. Above, you can see terrariums full of bird feathers, rocks and pebbles, a bee hive, books, skulls.
"I just wanted to try and take back control over these worlds that you get to create. It's almost like photographing, where you get to frame things yourself. That's what I do when I photograph, you frame stuff and it becomes this whole other world."
So awesome. Thanks for sharing these, Maggie! There will be more Maggie awesomeness tomorrow and Thursday. Be sure to look out for garden + farmers market posts!
* All images by Maggie Faircloth Gresham