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UrbanJungleBloggers – planty table setting

May 17, 2016

The photo above shows a just fallen flower of my Medinilla Magnifica. I made this Tinyjohn terrarium with London Terrariums at Hato Press a few weeks ago. My Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolour Sketchers Pocket Box.

Glad to be able to join the Urban Jungle Bloggers theme this month.

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series, devised by Igor and Judith. The idea is to get some green into our homes, especially for us urban folks! Every month they invite bloggers to share ideas for creating an urban jungle through styling challenges, DIYs, green tips and tricks. Every month there is a different theme on the topic. You can follow and get more urban jungle bloggers inspiration on their Pinterest boards and Facebook page.

May’s theme is: planty table setting.

This month we were invited to use plants for our table setting. As well as with my green guests, I also wanted to share my table with my beloved art materials. That’s why in this table setting, food and drink aren’t really the heroes.

No self-respecting table setting would be complete without some succulents. I’m sure you’d agree with me. For those interested my melamine plates are from French Bull. I’ve been collecting them for years. The watercolour set is from Winsor & Newton. You can’t really see the image on  my moomin mug. My own drawn colour chart. The rubber vase contains many of the art materials I use daily.

UrbanJungleBloggers - planty table setting // colourliving

I love this terrarium, lovingly restored by Jin from Conservatory Archives. The succulent in it is growing a flower. Note the amethyst. Meet also my two other succulent guests. They are actually dating and joined the dinner party late. Part of my gel pen collection. My 36 Gansai Kuretake Japanese watercolour set.

UrbanJungleBloggers - planty table setting // colourliving

I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting some of my guests at this planty table setting. Come and join us!

© All Styling and Photography by Tina Bernstein


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  • Reply Igor May 17, 2016 at 8:41 am

    There we go with some real colour injection from Colourliving! Thanks for joining in in your colourful way, Tina!

    • Reply tina May 17, 2016 at 6:03 pm

      Haha. I know. I had to spin some colour into it:-)
      Happy to have joined…..

  • Reply Yvonne May 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Eye popping! 😉 Love the terarium. Oh and the art supplies *drools a little* Hope you’re well. xx

    • Reply tina May 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Haha. Thank you Yvonne. Somehow I felt that my art supplies don’t get enough online exposure:-)
      Yes, all well here. xx

  • Reply Judith May 17, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Hahaha your (amazing!!) art supplies are taking over! They look delicious, just like that pimenton…. yummm! Thanks Tina for your colourful tabletop! Are the dating succulents doing a threesome? Or is it a 3-armed plant?

    • Reply tina May 17, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Hahaha. I know. I thought why not, right? Didn’t feel like doing food. I think they fit in beautifully. Well, art supplies always do look yummy.
      Guess who is the female and male? It’s evident, right? He towers over her…:-))

  • Reply Anya J May 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    LOVE the colour explosion from you Tina – fab and vibrant as always 🙂

    • Reply tina May 18, 2016 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you lovely. Hope you and the angels are well xx

  • Reply Alison Sye May 22, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Wow! What a lot of colour. No surprise to see loads of art materials on your table.

    • Reply tina May 22, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Yes, they’re everywhere at the moment. I need a studio:-))

  • Reply Mon@secretgardenhome May 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Explosion of colour Tina! Great entry,

    Recently, I just have no time for urban jungle blogging, which is a massive shame.
    Your website is looking good too. Sorry I haven’t visited for a while.

    Best wishes


    • Reply tina May 24, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Haha. Love that description.

      Well, you are getting married so have got your priorities right.
      Thank you. Yes, am rather pleased with my new re-design.

      I’m sooooooooooo behind with blog reading it’s shameful.

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