Tuesday, December 18, 2012

for her teachers . . .

today we planted succulents into tea cups ~
a little gift for aila's teachers to say thank you

this year they have taken her gently by the hand
and slowly led her into the big wide world

providing a creative nurturing environment
for her to spend her school days

where they sing and play and make and bake
in a beautiful enchanted wonderland

we look forward to more of the magic next year!

: :

{... and thank you so much for your messages of congratulations ~
this pregnancy has been tough, but I'm finally feeling good
and so pleased to share this happy news with you all} 


  1. What a lovely, useful, thoughtful gift! x

  2. Beautiful Rachel....and congratulations :)

  3. What a gorgeous gift! As a teacher, I can say that these will be appreciated and treasured!! VERY much so!

  4. What a lovely idea. It sounds like Aila has a wonderful school environment there. x

  5. Hello, I've just found this little space of yours today and I like it a lot already :) These succulents will make for some happy teachers I think!

  6. Those succulents in cups are so cool! I would love one and I'm not a teacher. My daughter's teacher will get chutney or jam I think. My mum was a primary school teacher and she always said the teachers got chocolates but secretly wanted a bottle of wine.

  7. What a lovely idea. I always struggle with teacher presents and I'm sure they get there far share of chocolates and smellies, but this would be a lovely alternative.

    Nina x

  8. As a succulent lover I have bookmarked this post because after Christmas I'm going to have to try this.

  9. What a lovely idea! So refreshing to see as gift ideas always seems to be jam, chutney, chocolates etc (not that they aren't great gifts, too!) I will pocket this little gem for future years - thank you! Your description of Aila's school makes me ache for Everly's Steiner experience one day - though I shouldn't wish it too soon ;)

  10. what a beautiful idea, so simple, so lovely

  11. Oh Lucy, these are beautiful. What a treat for the teachers! Wishing you and your family a great Christmas.

    PS: I'm hosting my last giveaway for the year and it's a $100 ecostore gift pack. Hope you enter: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2012/12/ecostore-giveaway.html

  12. Gorgeous gorgeous idea Rachel! I have an outside shelf full of succulents. When they multiply I might make a few for myself :) And congratulations - how exciting!! Hope you're keeping well and surviving the heat meanwhile xo

  13. i came home from school the last day with arms filled with chocolate and soap. this would have been a welcome treat! hope you feel well soon. this round i had ickiness for 30 weeks. then some peace before feeling large and hot and ready! xx ashley

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