My New Love - Terra Cotta Pots
I am totally smitten and in love with terra cotta pots. ¬†It started last year when we went to Italy. ¬†Where we were staying had these amazing and huge terra cotta pots all over the grounds with simple green leafed plants, sometimes with some simple white flowers. ¬†I knew I wanted to add them outside to our back patio (sharing on that soon), but they have found their way inside our house as well and I have figured out the easiest possible way to age them, in minutes. ¬†And since it only took minutes, than it also counts as my latest 10 Minute Decorating Idea. I picked up a handful of posts the other week and found myself filling them with herbs. ¬†I was thinking it would be temporary until it was warm enough to put them outside, but I love them so much inside I have been trying to really be diligent about watering them and keeping them alive. I had picked up herbs that matched with the scents of our soy candles but they also happen to be my most favorite ones and I am constantly sniffing them and snipping off leaves. I knew I wanted to age the terra cotta pots, just a little bit. ¬†When I started looking for ways to do it, the all seemed complicated or I didn't really like the way they came out. ¬† Then I remembered that I had some of Miss Mustard Seed's White Wax and thought it might work out perfectly ¬†- and I was right. I applied it two different ways - some with a brush and "smooshed" it on and some with a paper towel and wiped it on. ¬†In both cases, I wiped it down with a paper towel to take it down just a bit. ¬†You can see in the picture below the areas I have waxed and those I have not. ¬†I applied it all over, even the inside edges. ¬†I did five pots and it took me less than ten minutes. I couldn't be happier with how it came out. ¬†I have some larger pots that I am putting outside. ¬†I haven't decided yet if I will just let them naturally age or if I should help them along with some wax, but I will let you know! ¬†In case you were wondering, this is not a sponsored post. ¬†I just happen to love the white wax from Miss Mustard Seed. Thanks so much for reading!