Thursday, March 26, 2015

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Happy Green Easter!



The March topic of Urban Jungle Bloggers is basically a reedition of last year's seasonal topic - a green Easter styling with plants. To be honest, this month it was pretty tricky for me. First of all I was on holidays and had not prepared anything in advance and second, this year I will not be in Munich for Easter so I have not prepared anything regarding Easter decoration. However, I couldn't miss out the opportunity and had to come up with a very quick and easy green styling.


So what was my idea at all? I wanted to bring in some colours with my plants and use some blossoming plants for a change. I went to the local market last Saturday and found a lovely and delicate Fritillaria meleagris - also known as chess flower because it has chess patterned blooms. I also got a little bunch of catkin twigs because they belong to Easter like the Christmas tree to Christmas. I also added a cactus paddle I brought back from Sicily last week and potted it in my new blue planter from 'Small Spells' and prepared new tableware from the range 'Nordic Sand' by Broste Copenhagen for an Easter table setting.



I played along by swapping plants and adding my growing little cactus (a cutting that I sneaked out from a restaurant) under a glass cloche and another time I added my playful Oxalis triangularis plant with its butterfly like purple flowers. And to be honest, the only real Easter decor item are some chocolate eggs that I brought back from Sicily too. Well I am afraid that's it with my Easter styling for this year - nothing fancy or special. But after all I won't be here anyway.



Now I am off to get inspiration from all other Urban Jungle Bloggers posts with their Easter styling and I will eat up my only Easter decoration simultaneously - I am already at chocolate egg number three. Happy Easter dear Urban Jungle Bloggers!


Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we'll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let's bring some green into your homes and blogs!

29 comments :

  1. I really love the styling and that beautiful flower!

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    1. Thank you very much! It is very simple but the flower is the highlight anyway!

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  2. Such a cute spring styling, Igor! No chocolate eggs here (yet) but catkins are popping here too! So cool to see your paddle leaf cactus too, it looks super cute! Wait until it grows bigger, you'll have to move out in no time ;) Happy Urban Jungle Bloggers day... and Happy Green Easter!

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    1. Thank you Judith & here's to growing cacti:-) And happy green Easter (a little bit in advance)!

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  3. Happy Easter Igor ..... if you turn back two posts at my place ,you would see my green point of view at Easter ......yours is so simple and so beautiful .....

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  4. I love the styling, so sweet and perfect! Straight to the heart ;)

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    1. Grazie my friend!! I like the 'straight to the heart' :-)

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  5. Lovely styling, Igor! You have quite the knack for putting plants and beautiful things together. I am so happy to UJB growing and inspiring so many people. You and Judith are such wonderful people so it is not a surprise you both are contributing to making the world a better place. Sending you and your plants lots of love and sunshine from AZ! Happy Green Easter my friend xx

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    1. Thank you so much my dear friend! I love to think back of the early days when it was the three of us! I am sending you & your family a big hug from Munich!

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  6. You have such a great eye for arranging plants!
    Brenda

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  7. How do I join the ujb, I signed up for the updates, but didn't receive anything - is this just for certain bloggers? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Jennifer, no it is for everyone!! Did you sign up on our website? I will have a look in the backend if I find you...

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  8. I love how even with a seemingly simple styling you've managed to add colour, pattern, texture, height and depth - it looks fantastic! I like the idea of putting a cactus under a glass cloche - and your new blue plant pot is lovely too :-)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I start to appreciate the simplicity in home decor more and more! Have a happy weekend!

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  9. That chess flower is so beautiful. Nice decorating Igor!

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  10. Simply beautiful Igor! I love your purple Oxalis triangular and the beautiful chess flower. I bought an Oxalis last spring and planted in the garden where it... actually disappeared I am afraid. Maybe the past winter was too cold for it.
    I am behind with this month topic and just posted last month one. Anyway I have plans already for Easter styling.

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    1. Thank you Stefania! The Oxalis seems to be very happy indoors too as you see! Maybe you should try it indoors the next time! Looking forward to your Easter styling.

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  11. Your purple Oxalis triangular is doing so well. Mine is on the terrace so hope it'll grow back this year.

    Your 'UJB' table looks great. And for someone who travels as much as you, big kudos on having such happy greens.

    You're already on your third Easter egg??? Why am I not surprised. Ha.
    Nice to see Mr Monkey in the background...

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    1. Thank you Tina! You see, I always pick plants that support my globetrotting lifestyle:-) Probably Mr. Monkey keeps good care of them while I am away, who knows:-)

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  12. Looks really nice, and I loooove the blue pot with the cactus. /Maria in Sweden

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    1. Thank you Maria!! It is a handmade plant pot from the label Small Spells:-)

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  13. Love these photos & styling! Especially the purple touch to it! Happy Easter Igor!

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    1. Thank you Anuschka!! Happy Easter to you too!

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  14. Great styling, but wish it were a more ecumenical and inclusive theme rather than an exclusive religious one!

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  15. Oops, I'm so late looking at all the amazing UJB contributions this month! Fritillaria is my favorite flower, and I actually love all your plants! (Oh and I don't want to add to your ceramics envy, but I even have a few vintage fifties ceramics with pussy willow decor on it. Sorrynotsorry ;)) Hope you had a wonderful long weekend xx

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