Did you notice from the wedding photos that there were no flowers? Jamie opted for succulents instead. Hens and Chicks to be exact.
This is one of my all-time favorite photos of my Nana, (my mom’s mom). Can’t you just imagine her hollering out the window at one of these Harrison Hoodlums . . .
My mom Mae, her sisters Jean, Pauline, Dot, and her brother Paul. (Paul and Pauline being twins)
This is me annoying my Nana while she was trying to garden. My Nana gardened a LOT. She and my Grandad would take flowers to the family cemetery every Sunday. She grew a lot of hens & chicks. Over the years, some of those hens & chicks made their way to Michigan with my Aunt Jean. (Pictured above)
Marybeth married my Cousin Jeff, Jean’s youngest child. When Jamie put the call out on FB about needing some succulents for her wedding, Marybeth asked her mother-in-law (Aunt Jean) if Jamie could have a bunch, and that wonderful lady said yes! Sometime in March, there was a small window of opportunity to dig up said succulents, during a slight thaw. Marybeth transported over 50 hens & chicks to Louisville when she traveled here for Jamie’s bridal shower.
On the Sunday afternoon after the shower, jamie and I got busy transplanting the succulents.
Jamie had thrifted a bunch of cups and such from her Goodwill to hold the succulents.
I cleaned up the plants, peeling away the dead pieces. Jamie then stuck them in the container that she thought worked best.
Aren’t the containers (cups and such) adorable?
Still wondering why we didn’t put down some plastic on my kitchen island/bar.
Here are the plants tucked away for safe travels to Nashville.
See how nice my floor is holding up! I am so glad I painted it!
We ran out of vintage containers, so some were transported in this bowl for transplanting at a later date.
This is how they looked while Jamie decided where to put them at the reception.
Thank you Nana, Aunt Jean and Marybeth (and Jeff) for helping make Jamie’s day so special!
Make sure you stop back by tomorrow to see where I planted my Nana’s hens & chick at my place!
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