December in My Garden

Happy December! I worked in retail for two major companies for a really long time, so the holiday season for me involved looong hours, not much time with my family, and cranky customers. It also involved beautiful wonderland store displays, easy shopping (I worked in a store with a discount!), and congratulatory champagne in the store manager’s office on Christmas Eve. Not having a personal life between Thanksgiving and Christmas was so much the norm that when I left retail for the entertainment industry (that doesn’t work a whole lot during that time), I hardly knew what to do with myself or my kids. Now that I have my own business, December always feels like a month of possibilities, reflection, planning, and joy. I am busy, and I love it!

December includes selling my hand blown glass miniature terrariums at my younger son’s school’s holiday boutique and the incredibly popular Unique USA Holiday Market in Downtown LA. It’s all about my garden art and supporting local, handmade, and made in the USA designers and artists. This year, I am sharing a booth with a very talented jewelry designer, April Laird, of Smithy Jewelry. Through 12/02/2014, you can enter to win 2 tickets to the show.

The Unique USA Holiday Market is 12/6-7 in Downtown LA at the California Market Center.

The Unique USA Holiday Market is 12/6-7 in Downtown LA at the California Market Center.

Also for my readers, I am giving 10% off any item in the Eden Condensed Etsy store for the month of December with code TERRARIUM. If you come to the Unique Show and mention that you read my blog, I’ll give you 10% there too!

As for my actual garden, it has been raining for the last two days, and my plants are so happy. The drought continues to be so devastating here in California, that we want to throw a party every time it rains! I’m celebrating by turning off my sprinklers for the week.

It's finally raining in Los Angeles!

It’s finally raining in Los Angeles!

I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving, and cheers to December!!


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28 comments on “December in My Garden
  1. Bianca says:

    Your garden is too cute! I want to so badly make my own garden!

  2. Claire says:

    Glad y’all got some rain! Hope you had a great Holiday!

  3. Andi says:

    Those terrariums make awesome gifts, would definitely love one for my office desk.

  4. Missy says:

    I’m loving the garden, like your own little escape!

  5. Candace says:

    So pretty! I wish we had an outdoor space! One day!

  6. Angie Scheie says:

    Very cute! Wishing you lots of rain this winter!!

  7. karissa says:

    The rain should be here in San Diego tomorrow. We really need it.

  8. Ruthy T. says:

    checking out your etsy store now!

  9. Becky says:

    I have always wondered how those Terraniums work!

  10. Heather says:

    I love those terrariums…so cute and they would be great gifts! I so do not have a green thumb, but I love gardens and plants and always try! 😉

  11. Your garden is gorgeous! I literally can’t wait to have a garden/little house to myself and the bf obviously! When I’m older. Thank the heavens for the rain – seems like you guys have really needed it. Although your garden is (obviously) in pretty good shape!

    Katie <3

  12. Rebekah says:

    Your garden is so cute, and those terrariums!! Love them! It’s -20 here with a few feet of snow so I am very jealous of the rain!

  13. I love making terrariums. Enjoy your holidays.

  14. Brenda says:

    I’m loving that garden. It’s like a little oasis.

  15. Your garden is beautiful! Yay for rain!

  16. Maryann says:

    Oh this drought is a bad one. I am in SD and it’s never ending it seems. Finally we are getting a bit of rain today– hope it makes a dent! Your garden is so lovely though– drought and all! 🙂

  17. Myrabev says:

    You have a really nice garden, happy december to you too

  18. Such cute terrariums! Nice work 🙂

  19. Lauren says:

    I used to work in retail as well and I am so thankful that I got out before all this crazy Black Friday nonsense. I mean we used to open the store at 6am and I thought that was early!

  20. Lindsay says:

    Such a great garden! My mom used to work in retail and this is her first year not working anymore. Now she gets to spend time with family and not be so tired!

  21. Iris says:

    First off love the name “Eden Condensed!” I have been wanting to start a garden for a while now but other than the fact that I have no idea where to start I am also living in a rent house at the moment with the possibility of moving soon and would hate to start something like that just to up and leave. But your post makes me want to anyways! lol

  22. Yaitza says:

    My garden is dead.. lol its been pretty cold in CO

  23. Your garden is so pretty! Too bad I have a black thumb! 🙁

  24. Anita says:

    Wasn’t the rain over the weekend wonderful – glad to see your garden soaking it up!

  25. Very cute garden, and those terrariums are adorable!

  26. Jess says:

    Those terrariums would make perfect holiday gifts!!

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