Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

Jenn and I have had a love affair with succulents for a long time. Whether they are live plants or of the faux variety, succulents are beautiful and can be planted in virtually any container. Today I’m showing you how to plant faux succulents in vintage silver sugar bowls.

By the way, here’s a photo of Jenn with her beautiful live succulent wedding bouquet.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls. Jenn's succulent bouquet

When I’m out thrifting, my eyes are always drawn to the vintage silver on the shelves. It’s like I’m hooked up to a honing device – silver platters, trays, sugar bowls and creamers always find there way into my cart. Typically these pieces are from the 1940-1950’s and they are very inexpensive. They have gorgeous lines and engravings. I only paid $1 each for these vintage silver sugar bowls. Crazy, right?

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

Personally, I prefer the tarnished look. This finish adds to the vintage charm.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

Supplies:

  • 3 vintage silver sugar bowls
  • faux succulents of your choosing
  • gravel
  • moss
  • scissors

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

How to put it together

Follow the photo grid above:

  • vintage silver sugar bowls
  • succulents and moss
  • pebbles
  • MONEY SAVING TIP: Purchase faux succulents that have more than one bud or growth on them.
  • Cut apart succulents
  • Take one long tendril succulent and bend the wire stem over the sugar bowl rim.
  • Pour pebbles into the sugar bowl.
  • Bend the stem of a succulent bud and place down into the center of the bowl through the pebbles.
  • Tuck small pieces of moss on top of the pebbles.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

 

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

Stand back and admire your work :)

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

In my opinion you can’t go wrong with faux succulents. They look super authentic and you don’t have to worry about watering them! I can’t stress enough how easy this project is – it takes literally minutes to create three displays.

Isn’t this sugar bowl lid gorgeous?

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

The varying heights of the bowls adds interest.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

This black wooden pedestal is a thrifted find too.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

 

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

So…that’s how you plant faux succulents in vintage silver sugar bowls. Think of other creative containers – pretty cans, pottery bowls or glassware.

Succulents in Vintage Silver Sugar Bowls

Here are other ways that we have used succulents: DIY Succulent Terrarium  Coastal Inspired Succulent Garden  Summer Mantel Refresh with Succulents  Just click the links!

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Comments

  1. says

    As always ladies this is so gorgeous! I love the succulents mixed with the tarnished silver. It has a updated vintage look that I adore. We’re using succulents on the table for St. Patrick’s Day and I think of you two and Jenn’s many trips to Ireland every time I see them. Big hugs, CoCo
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  2. says

    Thank you for great idea how to display any vintage dishware collection! I have a selection of cute porcelain creamers and I think they would look awesome as succulent planters. Love that you left those oxidation(?) stains. Now the only question is how to keep my nosy cat away 😀

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