Bringing a little bit of green into your home in New York can be a difficult thing, with limited outdoor space and crazy climates it can be hard keeping plants alive.
While living in London I tried my hands at looking after a couple of plants with out much success they ended up sitting on the balcony slowing turning brown. Since moving to New York I wanted to try again and have slowing been acquiring what I call easy pants, basically cactus and succulents that are pretty much kill proof and so far it seems to be working.
Last weekend I extended collection with a beautiful new succulent in an even more beautiful pot! We headed to a small craft fair I had heard about based in Manhattan in an old fire station. Degenerate Craft fair is in it's 6th year and has everything from jewellery to some delectable little snacks.
We took a look around before Jaclyn's aptly named stall, Jaclyn and the beanstalk, caught our eyes. Her table was packed with all sorts of pots and terrariums a visual feast. Right there and then I knew we would by something but it was just deciding what. Jaclyn works as a designer by day and then by night she puts together these wonderful creations out in Long island. She sells at markets around the city and also does custom orders for some clients.
I loved the terrariums she had to offer but they were all a little to big for our windowsill so we ended up choosing a vintage style cream pot that I kind of think looks like a pineapple with the top cut off. It's so cute I couldn't wait to get it home where it is now sitting in prime position in the living room. Each pot comes with a little set of care instruction that are super simple to follow so even the un-greenest of fingers can't go wrong.
You can see more of Jaclyn's designs on her Instagram page, she has now done her last fair for the year but I will be on the look out for her again in the new year.