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Featured Seller: Succulent Designs

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Tell us about yourself.
My name is Patti Smith, and I’m a creator of living succulent wreaths and topiaries. I live in Arizona in the Superstition Mountain foothills with my hubby Rusty and our two crazy dogs. Robin and Ryan are our amazing kids who are out of the nest, but they do visit us pretty regularly. I think home-cooked meals might have a little something do to with it.

I had a career in the public sector for 25 years, and although the money was great, it took a toll — not only on my health, but on my spirit. “Life is too short” may be a cliché, but the older you get, the more you realize how true it is. I decided to take a huge risk, forego the big paycheck and jump into Succulent Designs head first.

Apart from creating, what do you do?
Cooking for my family is something I love to do, whether it’s tacos and pizookies on Sundays or gathering together in December for our annual ravioli-making day.

We’re outdoor enthusiasts. Since we live so close to a wilderness area, we’re able to walk to hiking trails and camp. We also really enjoy watching birds and local wildlife. There’s a koi pond in our front yard, and we’re always receiving visits from coyotes, deer, and bobcats that stop by for a drink.

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What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
Oh, Yes I Can! Despite some personal challenges over the years, perseverance and optimism have paid off. I learned that if you’re not willing to take risks and get out of your comfort zone, you’ll never know what you’re capable of.

Where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration comes from nature. When I’m designing a piece, I think about all of the hundreds of outdoor experiences we’ve had. Whether I’m on top of a mountain looking into a canyon, or crouching down to marvel at lichens growing on a tree stump, the random beauty of nature constantly amazes me. Plants in the wild are not lined up in rows or perfect circles, so I don’t use formulas when designing. Even though I place everything carefully, the idea is to make it appear that it’s just naturally growing that way.

What does handmade mean to you?
Handmade is an act of intimate, heartfelt expression.

Who has been the most influential in your craft?
My husband of 30 years, hands down. He’s been my number one fan, coach, cheerleader and shoulder to cry on, not to mention weed-puller, carpenter, courier, and about a thousand other roles that help me every single day and keep me going. I couldn’t have made it to this place without him.

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When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I’ve always felt the need to express myself in a creative way, and my love of flowers and plants has provided the artistic niche for that expression. My first recollection of playing in the dirt was in Chicago back in the ‘60s, helping grandma plant marigolds and Johnny-jump-ups in her garden beds every spring, and harvesting tomatoes from mom’s veggie patch. As time went on, every apartment and house I lived in would be packed with plants on tables, shelves and hanging in all the windows. Relocating to the southwest 35 years ago allowed me to discover the very different world of cactus and succulent plants, which was my path to creating succulent wreaths.

How would you describe your creative process?
It’s actually quite arbitrary. To begin, I just randomly choose a larger plant and place it. I’ll head to the sedum garden, looking for something that will look pleasing tucked around the leaves of that particular plant. The process continues while I’m working my way around the wreath, and a natural tapestry begins to appear. Part of the fun is knowing that many succulents will change color depending on season and environment, flower stalks will shoot out, and sedums will trail, so the wreath you’re seeing today will appear completely different in three months.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
The late, great Teddy Colbert was the pioneer and matriarch of the living wreath, and she’s been a major creative inspiration to me.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
My most cherished handmade possessions are the box of Christmas ornaments that my children made when they were little. Every December we pull the boxes out of storage and decorate our hodgepodge tree with these precious trinkets, and it brings back memories for all of us. We always take a moment to mourn the loss of the pretzel ornaments that were eaten by one of the dogs back in the ’90s (culprit unknown to this day, although we have our suspicions).

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How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I’ll just do some gardening tasks — pull weeds, prune, water, or repot. Sometimes I forget how many (and which) plants I have, so getting away from the potting bench and into the gardens will often give me fresh ideas. Debra Lee Baldwin is an amazing photojournalist with a specialty in succulent plants, so browsing through her books will often give me a jump start.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Ten years ago, my life was very different than it is now. So if you’d asked me that question then, I would have said, “If I could live on a piece of land in a pretty spot with some room to roam, doing something I love to do, and my family was happy and healthy, that would be my dream come true.” Well, here I am — how could things possibly get any better?

Featured Seller Archive

  • NaturalAmber

    NaturalAmber says:

    What a beautiful shop! I enjoyed reading your feature. You have such beautiful designs. Wishing you much success.

    3 years ago

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair says:

    You have an amazing talent for bringing out the beauty of succulents! Congrats on your feature!

    3 years ago

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS says:

    Such beautiful designs, I would love one of each please! Another wonderful seller where their spouse is their biggest fan! Congratulations on the feature!

    3 years ago

  • rozzie

    rozzie says:

    THose wreaths are so lovely. How creative you are with living 'things', very talented and thanks for sharing. Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • artbyheather

    artbyheather says:

    Congratulations! FAbulous shop and interview! Off to browse the succulents!!

    3 years ago

  • VidGirlsandDolls

    VidGirlsandDolls says:

    Wow ! I love the Wreaths. One of a kind. Keep up the good work.

    3 years ago

  • shizendesigns

    shizendesigns says:

    One word - WOW. OK, two words - Wow, beautiful! I love your shop.

    3 years ago

  • VintageEyeFashion

    VintageEyeFashion says:

    Lovely & Living art!

    3 years ago

  • tangente

    tangente says:

    Congrats. Beautiful shop.

    3 years ago

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG says:

    I LOVE succulents and your designs make my heart sing! How absolutely gorgeous!!

    3 years ago

  • JAdamsDesigns

    JAdamsDesigns says:

    I am just learning how much I love succulents! I love this story and this shop! Fantastic!

    3 years ago

  • CatamountDigital

    CatamountDigital says:

    congrats on featured seller! wonderful!

    3 years ago

  • miasole

    miasole says:

    Love your eye on details, beautiful shop.

    3 years ago

  • OldTimersClub

    OldTimersClub says:

    wonderful! congrats :-)

    3 years ago

  • OldTimersClub

    OldTimersClub says:

    your shop is most wonderful too :-)

    3 years ago

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal says:

    Congrats on being featured! Your wreaths are fantabulous. Good luck with your endeavor. Gary

    3 years ago

  • HouseOfMoss

    HouseOfMoss says:

    Your plants and assemblages are gorgeous! You clearly have an eye for beauty. Congratulations on being featured!

    3 years ago

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk says:

    Oh my! What the green thumb you have! Thanks for sharing...it sounds like your life is a dream come true!

    3 years ago

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons says:

    wow, I love that succulent wreath, I wish I had your green thumb.

    3 years ago

  • adrianaallenllc

    adrianaallenllc says:

    I really like the green, environmental-friendly approach of this shop. Good work!

    3 years ago

  • LetterChef

    LetterChef says:

    What a great idea to use nature in such a fun and unique way. Congrats on the feature.

    3 years ago

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut says:

    Lovely feature. Your surroundings sound like a dream! Hooray for your courage to follow your heart + congrats on your success!

    3 years ago

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick says:

    Your creations are so beautiful! Plants run and scream when they see me coming. Congrats on your feature and living what you love!

    3 years ago

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom says:

    Great interview. Beautiful shop and items :)

    3 years ago

  • wickedhand

    wickedhand says:

    I love your shop - very beautiful wreath

    3 years ago

  • TheHickoryTree

    TheHickoryTree says:

    What a wonderful feature. I simply love your shop and wish you the best for future success.

    3 years ago

  • Artulia

    Artulia says:

    Gorgeous succulents! Congrats on the feature

    3 years ago

  • vonart

    vonart says:

    Patti, How wonderful it is to see a face to someone I convo. You are a wonderful seller and I absolutely love my glass globes that I got from you. I am so excited for you and wanted to tell you what a beautiful peacful shop you have. I love your works. Thank you for sharing with us and I look forward to making more purchases with you in the future.

    3 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    I love your shop and I so enjoyed this feature! Best wishes for your continued success! :)

    3 years ago

  • CarinVaughnArt

    CarinVaughnArt says:

    Congrats on your beautiful shop!

    3 years ago

  • Hapagirls

    Hapagirls says:

    Great feature! I love succulents!!!

    3 years ago

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry says:

    Very cool shop!!

    3 years ago

  • EllaBands

    EllaBands says:

    I love that wreath - so beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • collectiblesatoz

    collectiblesatoz says:

    Great feature story. Enjoyed.

    3 years ago

  • pamwares

    pamwares says:

    congratulations on the feature! Well deserved. Your shop is a favorite to stop by to get inspired!

    3 years ago

  • SpottedFish

    SpottedFish says:

    Beautiful items, congratulations on the feature!

    3 years ago

  • LetsAllMakeBelieve

    LetsAllMakeBelieve says:

    beautiful :) congrats on being featured!

    3 years ago

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie says:

    I love your shop! Congrats on the FS!!!

    3 years ago

  • TikaCeramics

    TikaCeramics says:

    Succulents are my favorite plants! You do such a great creations with them! Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    wow beautiful, lovely to see you working in your studio! Really like how you capture colours of the plants, very beautiful work.

    3 years ago

  • TheAlchemistsHeart

    TheAlchemistsHeart says:

    so lovely!! much luck to you....

    3 years ago

  • UrbanTickle

    UrbanTickle says:

    Just gorgeous and inspirational....I have to get some of these lovely plants for my home.

    3 years ago

  • modernbird

    modernbird says:

    I loved reading about you, your life and passion! Congrats on being the featured seller and living you vision. ~Laura

    3 years ago

  • amberike

    amberike says:

    Love love love your wreaths!!

    3 years ago

  • larkspurfunnyfarm

    larkspurfunnyfarm says:

    For those of us who love Succulents you do them proud!! Wishing you a full live and much joy. Be Well

    3 years ago

  • MagpieWorkshop

    MagpieWorkshop says:

    What lovely creations.

    3 years ago

  • shelterprotectsyou

    shelterprotectsyou says:

    Wow! Beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • LakesEdge

    LakesEdge says:

    so pretty i love greenery :)

    3 years ago

  • southernladysvintage

    southernladysvintage says:

    Love your shop and your nature inspired creations!

    3 years ago

  • accentonvintage

    accentonvintage says:

    Beautiful creations! Great article! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry says:

    you have a great story and a beautiful shop!

    3 years ago

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz says:

    Your greenery is more like a visual art! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • lauraprentice

    lauraprentice says:

    Amazing article, amazing plants! It is wonderful to read your story!

    3 years ago

  • Kokolele

    Kokolele says:

    ~~ ♥ Beautiful !

    3 years ago

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi says:

    Beautiful creations! Congratulations !

    3 years ago

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie says:

    Hey neighbor. Love your story and your shop. I know what you mean by "life is too short." I end my blog with "Each day is a gift, open now." I too am a Chicago transplant. xo

    3 years ago

  • treasurebooth

    treasurebooth says:

    Gorgeous! I just returned from San Diego, where I noticed much of the green can be attributed to succulents :) Lovely work, congrats!!

    3 years ago

  • TheWishingElephant

    TheWishingElephant says:

    Love succulents and your feature! Congrats. It's exciting to see one of my "favorites" on the front page.

    3 years ago

  • CLWPottery

    CLWPottery says:

    I think your work is amazing, just love it !!

    3 years ago

  • MorganNichole

    MorganNichole says:

    What great work, they are beautiful! congrats on your interview.

    3 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Congrats wonderful work and interview !!!

    3 years ago

  • aiseirigh

    aiseirigh says:

    i love love love succulents!

    3 years ago

  • HBColorcreations

    HBColorcreations says:

    Beautiful. What a wonderful way to take a risk, something you love doing. Something I have done myself. My husband and I took his mother to Powell Gardens in K.C. area, yesterday. My favorite place and she loved it. They were selling plants. We purchased some succulents. A first for me. I'm always drawn to blooming plants. But these are quite interesting. Great interview, and a beautiful job, well done. Congratulations.

    3 years ago

  • sunshineartdesign

    sunshineartdesign says:

    Nice story and wonderful shop! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • AvianInspirations

    AvianInspirations says:

    Just....wow. I love succulents and you simply work magic with them.

    3 years ago

  • vKnit

    vKnit says:

    wow, what a lovely shop! congrats on the feature!!

    3 years ago

  • arjunajewelry

    arjunajewelry says:

    beautiful wreaths!

    3 years ago

  • miraclemittens

    miraclemittens says:

    I'm so inspired! Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. I needed it today.

    3 years ago

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio says:

    I LOVE your work!!! Congrats on the feature, it is well deserved!

    3 years ago

  • Garden22DesignStudio

    Garden22DesignStudio says:

    I LOVE your work!!! Congrats on the feature, it is well deserved!

    3 years ago

  • lynntodddesigns

    lynntodddesigns says:

    great story and shop! congrats :-)

    3 years ago

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels says:

    congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • WendysVintageShop

    WendysVintageShop says:

    Your work is goregous!

    3 years ago

  • simplyworn

    simplyworn says:

    great gal...and such an inspiration to..."yes you can attitude" love it!

    3 years ago

  • meowadays

    meowadays says:

    awesome!

    3 years ago

  • BarnshopAntiques

    BarnshopAntiques says:

    I thought I was having deja vu - I just pinned a wreath like yours, maybe it was one of yours, on pinterest.com. Congrats on being featured. I love what you are doing, in all respects!

    3 years ago

  • TheMillineryShop

    TheMillineryShop says:

    Succulents are one of my favorite types of plants. You really enhanced the beauty of already amazing plants.

    3 years ago

  • SpiceofLifeDesigns

    SpiceofLifeDesigns says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

    3 years ago

  • elizabethbloomfield

    elizabethbloomfield says:

    I love your shop! It was nice to read about you.

    3 years ago

  • roseandpearl

    roseandpearl says:

    Lovely shop. So what the heck is a pizooki?

    3 years ago

  • haveitconfections

    haveitconfections says:

    Wow, what an amazing artist you are. What a wonderful eye. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

    3 years ago

  • lovinganvil

    lovinganvil says:

    AWESOME! xoxo

    3 years ago

  • MasiDesigns

    MasiDesigns says:

    Your shop is beautiful and so is the feature. Congratulations, wishing you continued happiness and success!

    3 years ago

  • overthemeadow

    overthemeadow says:

    Beautiful shop! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • chinamommy

    chinamommy says:

    Those are just amazing!! Congratulations on being featured- Yippee! I'm with roseandpearl, what IS a pizooki????

    3 years ago

  • archaicdesign

    archaicdesign says:

    wonderful interview! and a gorgeous shop!

    3 years ago

  • SweetBauerKnits

    SweetBauerKnits says:

    I will dream about that wreath. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your story. Best wishes to you!

    3 years ago

  • amaria

    amaria says:

    Love the succulent wreath! Absolutely stunning! Best wishes on your continued success!

    3 years ago

  • vixensnose

    vixensnose says:

    That wreath is beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love your story & your work. You should be very proud of the decisions you made! { Congratulations on being featured! }

    3 years ago

  • sincerelyYOU

    sincerelyYOU says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love your story & your work. You should be very proud of the decisions you made! { Congratulations on being featured! }

    3 years ago

  • kandkfloral

    kandkfloral says:

    Stunning work! It was a great pleasure to read about you!

    3 years ago

  • TheGinghamOwl

    TheGinghamOwl says:

    Gorgeous Wreath!!! Great article:)

    3 years ago

  • TwistedWillows

    TwistedWillows says:

    So beautiful! Absolutely love the wreath you posted right here on the article; so full of LIFE!

    3 years ago

  • gizmofiberarts

    gizmofiberarts says:

    Stunning wreaths! Made me want to go out in my garden but it's still dirt and seeds at this point...

    3 years ago

  • AccentsandPetals

    AccentsandPetals says:

    Congratulations. Thank you for sharing your story and the inspiration. Wishing you more success.

    3 years ago

  • Tidepools

    Tidepools says:

    I have always loved your work! Looking at your site inspired me to do succulent centerpieces for my wedding. Congrats on your feature!

    3 years ago

  • misswoof

    misswoof says:

    I was already a fan of this shop,but even more so now that I have read about this lady.I wish we were able to order her plants/creations from overseas.But quarantine restrictions say no.

    3 years ago

  • ZavalickDesigns

    ZavalickDesigns says:

    Gorgeous designs - love the wreath especially! Congratulations on the feature and great interview!

    3 years ago

  • WildWildernessPhotos

    WildWildernessPhotos says:

    I have come across your shop before and I just love your wreaths! Wishing you lots of success!

    3 years ago

  • SacredSymbolStudios

    SacredSymbolStudios says:

    Beautiful, unique wreaths and great idea's for party favors. Yours is a very cool shop. Wishing you continued success!

    3 years ago

  • SunAhJewelry

    SunAhJewelry says:

    Oh, how inspiring! Such an amazing artist and what unique products! I love the combination of natural elements and home decor! I love your work!!

    3 years ago

  • Judemass

    Judemass says:

    Your wreath is amazing. Your succulents will make a great hypertufa filler.

    3 years ago

  • Studio76Cosmetics

    Studio76Cosmetics says:

    I love succulents. I am completely amazed by the wreath you made!!

    3 years ago

  • SugarSpoon

    SugarSpoon says:

    Great to see you as a featured seller! The wonderful collection of plants I bought from you at christmas time are going strong. They really make our home so lovely. Thanks again!

    3 years ago

  • MoanasUniqueDesigns

    MoanasUniqueDesigns says:

    Your shop is gorgeous and your work sensational. You have been on my lists of favorites for some time. Your wreaths and terrariums are just so very beautiful. Congratulations on your feature, well deserved.

    3 years ago

  • aoisart

    aoisart says:

    I love succulents! What a great shop!

    3 years ago

  • couchdwellers

    couchdwellers says:

    What a great story. I can totally relate. Love your shop its just beautiful. Oh...and I can see the Superstition mountains from where I live too!

    3 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Love your shop. Congrats on the feature. :)

    3 years ago

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund says:

    Absolutely beautiful; I loved reading your story! Thanks for sharing a bit of your life, and congratulations on the feature!

    3 years ago

  • Pinkpjs

    Pinkpjs says:

    The wreaths are so beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • teresatudor

    teresatudor says:

    Wonderful story! Being a girl with a green thumb, I can totally relate!

    3 years ago

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts says:

    Beautiful shop. Beautiful story. Congratulations on doing what you love and having success doing it.

    3 years ago

  • BouquetSpecialDesign

    BouquetSpecialDesign says:

    Hi, Love your shop:)

    3 years ago

  • pelargonium27

    pelargonium27 says:

    What a refreshing story! Your plants look good enough to eat! Enjoyed reading about your life and family.

    3 years ago

  • anotherghostquilts

    anotherghostquilts says:

    Lovely feature. I love looking at your shop. Best wishes for continued success.

    3 years ago

  • TheLittleRagamuffin

    TheLittleRagamuffin says:

    Your beautiful work is always catching my eye here on Etsy. Congratulations on the feature!

    3 years ago

  • silentxangel

    silentxangel says:

    Congrats! One of my favorite Etsyian is finally recognized! I'm so happy for you!

    3 years ago

  • BrisTieDyes

    BrisTieDyes says:

    That wreath IS amazing! Congrats on all that you have done and will do. Refreshing that you are "where you want to be". God's blessings~ Briar

    3 years ago

  • PamplemousseAndBean

    PamplemousseAndBean says:

    I like your life!

    3 years ago

  • BagNoir

    BagNoir says:

    Congratulations! FAbulous shop!

    3 years ago

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon says:

    I loved your designs instantly, at first glance- congratulations . on features seller, your story is great and inspiring!! Thank you! : )

    3 years ago

  • underthenightmoon

    underthenightmoon says:

    I loved your designs instantly, at first glance- congratulations . on features seller, your story is great and inspiring!! Thank you! : )

    3 years ago

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry says:

    Patti I just love your succulents and found your shop several weeks ago! I'd love to have one of your wreaths, but the NC humidity has killed the few I tried before. Who knows, maybe now that Momma Barnes is here she can keep it alive. Your photos are fabulous. Congrats and much luck & success to you and your shop!

    3 years ago

  • jollyfish

    jollyfish says:

    Very awesome shop! I love succulents and am currently planning my wedding with succulents as my main inspiration. Congrats on FS and thanks so much for sharing !

    3 years ago

  • frommylifetoyours

    frommylifetoyours says:

    Wow , awesome works of art.

    3 years ago

  • mylavaliere

    mylavaliere says:

    i just made my first succulent garden the other day! such beautiful colors, i love these plants and the wonderful things you do with them!

    3 years ago

  • quirkyshop

    quirkyshop says:

    Amazing!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    absolutely LOVE the wreaths!! I want one!!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    absolutely LOVE the wreaths!! I want one!!

    3 years ago

  • HomeConcepts

    HomeConcepts says:

    ((((I learned that if you’re not willing to take risks and get out of your comfort zone, you’ll never know what you’re capable of.)))) You are really inspiring ....especially when said the above lines .... frankly speaking ----I am struggling to establish myself again in my field after I got married and I quit my job .... to start from my own (business) is seems climbing mountain to me .. but U said it right .. unless until we take risk and come out of comfort zone ... we never know what we are capable of ... thanks ... and ALL THE BEST

    3 years ago

  • flowerparty

    flowerparty says:

    Beautiful works on green!! This interview makes me want to visit your garden.

    3 years ago

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry says:

    Your wreaths are spectacular! Glad you are enjoying life! Best wishes for your continued success!

    3 years ago

  • trulyenchanted

    trulyenchanted says:

    Gorgeous! It must be amazing being so close to nature. Good luck with your shop!

    3 years ago

  • thehappyjewel

    thehappyjewel says:

    I love the wreath, it is more affordable than others I've seen too! Beautiful items!

    3 years ago

  • ImagineThatCustDesig

    ImagineThatCustDesig says:

    WOW! What beautiful Succulents, So Artistically arranged. A Beauty to behold! Also Congrats on being featured in Birds and Blooms. I Love that Magazine. Best Wishes! Tammy

    3 years ago

  • theroyal

    theroyal says:

    very beautiful and original. congrats

    3 years ago

  • conmismanos

    conmismanos says:

    You are right on, life is "too" short. Creation is food for the mind and soul. Live long and prosper!!

    3 years ago

  • rubisco

    rubisco says:

    This is a wonderful, inspiring interview! Congratulations on your beautiful work!

    3 years ago

  • RadFem

    RadFem says:

    Loved the terrarium I got for my sister-in-law. Way too cool! Congratulations on being the featured seller :)

    3 years ago

  • RadFem

    RadFem says:

    Loved the terrarium I got for my sister-in-law. Way too cool! Congratulations on being the featured seller :)

    3 years ago

  • Fruitfulhandproducts

    Fruitfulhandproducts says:

    This is beautiful! I love your cheerful attitude! Blessings, ~Kirk

    3 years ago

  • RetroBabs

    RetroBabs says:

    You make the most beautiful works of art with your succulents! Love it and glad you left your day job in the private sector. We have all been blessed by that decision!

    3 years ago

  • TrudyAnnDesigns

    TrudyAnnDesigns says:

    Congrats on the feature, well deserved ..beautiful shop!!!

    3 years ago

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry says:

    I am already a big fan of your site, love what I've bought and intend to keep shopping!! Congrats on your determination and your lovely interview. Especially love the fact that you are ALREADY where you want to be with your happy family. That will be the greatest accomplishment in the long run....... : )

    3 years ago

  • foundaryvintage

    foundaryvintage says:

    What a great story- a "quit your day job" success. I love it. Succulents are the best! I add to my collection of them every year- the crazier the better. I had some sprout 2 foot horns last year.. What other flower does that??

    3 years ago

  • LisasLittleCreations

    LisasLittleCreations says:

    congrats to you! I love the jade so pretty. Saving you in my favorites. :) Wish you lots of success this year!

    3 years ago

  • arsniccandy

    arsniccandy says:

    Those wreaths are freakin gorgeous! I love succulents. Great article also:)

    3 years ago

  • folkspirit

    folkspirit says:

    What amazing ideas you have! I love your beautiful plants :)

    3 years ago

  • TheAccesoriesNook

    TheAccesoriesNook says:

    Great Feature, Congrats!! Your shop is beautiful.... I love succulents(it seems to be the only thing I don't end up killing,lol) The best of luck to you on your future endeavors :)

    3 years ago

  • PetrilloPottery

    PetrilloPottery says:

    Love this, want the wreath! how amazing!

    3 years ago

  • searchnrescue2

    searchnrescue2 says:

    I really enjoyed your interview and your work is beautiful. I was never much of a "wreath" person but would LOVE to have one of your Succulent Wreaths any day! May life continue to bless you ~

    3 years ago

  • SkinnyKnits

    SkinnyKnits says:

    Beautiful shop! Congratulations on being featured!

    3 years ago

  • TheLovelyFind

    TheLovelyFind says:

    beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • hisOpal

    hisOpal says:

    Too awesome. ♥

    3 years ago

  • sockmonkey09

    sockmonkey09 says:

    Stunningly beautiful shop,hope to be able to purchace from you some where in the future.it's such a pleasure to read that people can and do kick the 9 to 5 syndrom and succede !!all the best it was a pure pleasure.sockmonkey09

    3 years ago

  • pddesignsimages

    pddesignsimages says:

    Congrats on the feature! I ordered from your shop for the first time for a gift for my mom on Mother's Day! Quality work and beautiful too! Your story is very inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps says:

    Congrats! I love the answer to your last question! Great shop :)

    3 years ago

  • TandJsoaps

    TandJsoaps says:

    Congrats! I love the answer to your last question! Great shop :)

    3 years ago

  • DaHukaHouse

    DaHukaHouse says:

    Beautiful work, Patti. The succulent wreaths are amazing. I've never seen something like them before.

    3 years ago

  • Eklektisch

    Eklektisch says:

    Gorgeousness! <3

    3 years ago

  • sedwickpaints

    sedwickpaints says:

    Gorgeous shop, inspirational interview. COngrats!

    3 years ago

  • owning

    owning says:

    very pretty

    3 years ago

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns says:

    These are all very beautiful and I love your shop.

    3 years ago

  • mommagoose

    mommagoose says:

    Unreal. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing your story. And big hugs for taking a chance and doing what you enjoy.

    3 years ago

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka says:

    So beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • MetroGypsy

    MetroGypsy says:

    I knew when I saw the living wreath of succulents this seller was getting featured! Beautiful, exquisite work!

    3 years ago

  • SASSYspaces

    SASSYspaces says:

    yey, go patti! congrats! love your plants and store!!

    3 years ago

  • ValKross

    ValKross says:

    Lovely succulents!

    3 years ago

  • outofline

    outofline says:

    Gorgeous! I'm very fond of succulents, love the wreath, congrats!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    wow...I love your creativity!!

    3 years ago

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak says:

    Beautiful designs

    3 years ago

  • percivalroad

    percivalroad says:

    beautiful!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • silversamba

    silversamba says:

    this work is so beautiful I can't find words. wish i had a green thumb. thank you for sharing :) Alana

    3 years ago

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic says:

    Thank you for sharing your story! Love your shop and the wreath especially is just beautiful. Good for you.

    3 years ago

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear says:

    Congrats Patti. Beautiful work hope you have continued success.

    3 years ago

  • BunniesandAvacado

    BunniesandAvacado says:

    Succulents fill me with wonderment! This a beautiful example of taking life and rearranging it to make a new and equally wonderful picture. SucculentDesigns you have my evergrowing awe.

    3 years ago

  • JumpingBitingFlea

    JumpingBitingFlea says:

    In the book, "The Secret Life of Plants," authors Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird describe how plants "talk to" people and what plants "talk" about. Staying alive and safe tops the list.
 To protect themselves, plants have developed highly adaptive and strategic ways for living. Once plants feel safe, they may drop their need for defense. In one study, a scientist wanted to determine if cacti grow needles primarily for the purpose of keeping themselves from harm. Safely housed in a greenhouse, the scientist talked to numerous cacti assuring them that they were protected and that he cared about them. He encouraged the plants to feel even more secure by playing soothing music in the greenhouse. Within several months the cacti dropped all their spikes. The offspring of these bare cacti were born without needles. Defenseless within this nurturing environment, the mature and new-born cacti prospered. After a period of a year of being without their protective quills, the cacti suddenly began re-growing their bristles and new baby sprouts were born with needles again.

After some investigation, it was discovered that a house cat had found its way into the greenhouse. Suspecting that the cat may be the source of the perceived threat to the cacti causing the reemergence of their means of protection, the scientist blocked the cat's way of entry. Once the cacti sensed they were once again safe, all of the cacti dropped their *****ly means of defense. Certainly food for thought!

    3 years ago

  • vintagenelly

    vintagenelly says:

    Absolutely love your designs, shop and this feature!! You are very inspiring and I so enjoyed reading about you and your life - thank you so much for sharing! Much continued happiness and success!!

    3 years ago

  • popkingarb

    popkingarb says:

    you have the loveliest of plants! congrats on the feature!

    3 years ago

  • WildflowerGirls

    WildflowerGirls says:

    Wow! The wreaths, hands down-mouthwatering! amazing photography as well! <3

    3 years ago

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree says:

    Your work is amazing! Succelent plants are gorgeous adn you have done something truly unique and creative with them! Keep up your beautiful work! All the best!

    3 years ago

  • HarmonyHarvestFarm

    HarmonyHarvestFarm says:

    a personal favorite!!!! Just love it!!! As a horticulturalist I can certainly appreciate your work!

    3 years ago

  • SimplicitySophi

    SimplicitySophi says:

    love your work! It's so beautiful. I am featuring you on my blog post Wednesday to spread the word about what beautiful work you do! Take a peak at: http://simplicityisultimatesophistication.wordpress.com/ Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • SewYouLikeIt

    SewYouLikeIt says:

    Simply beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • Elizabits

    Elizabits says:

    I agree that God's creation is inspiring. Even better is exploring it with HIM!!

    3 years ago

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage says:

    Oh I LOVE these. I live in a colder climate but I have "hens and chicks" that I have had for years and spread everywhere in my garden. I just love the look of your items. I think you found your calling. Congrats.

    3 years ago

  • Steelsheen

    Steelsheen says:

    LOVE them!!!!!!! I grow succulents myself. You are so creative with them and your designs are so beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • masonke

    masonke says:

    It shows that you love what you do. You succulents are beautifully arranged!

    3 years ago

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings says:

    I'd say you have stepped into your comfort zone rather than out of it! The wreath pictured is just beautiful, I have always loved succulents but never seen an arrangement that lovely.

    3 years ago

  • xwktz

    xwktz says:

    OoOoh! I love these. I onced tried to create my own Terrarium but it did not come out so swell :) Amazing!!!

    3 years ago

  • littleshopofphotos

    littleshopofphotos says:

    I really enjoyed reading your interview! I love your outlook and your creations! Just gorgeous and so creative!! Thanks for sharing and good luck!!

    3 years ago

  • sandseaearth

    sandseaearth says:

    Amazing works of art. I love miniture gardens. Thank-you

    3 years ago

  • vintageandjewelry

    vintageandjewelry says:

    thank for help us cure da earth :)

    3 years ago

  • notApplicable

    notApplicable says:

    NeEd mORe suCCulEntS iN my LiFE! ConGraTS on the fEAtuRE!

    3 years ago

  • GoneTheSun

    GoneTheSun says:

    I loved reading your story and have been following your beautiful work for quite some time. You've even inspired a few of my own treasury lists. I'm hoping to eventually find a reserved spot at my home for a piece of your living art. Congratulations on the deserved recognition!

    3 years ago

  • RigorAndMortis

    RigorAndMortis says:

    Gorgeous plant designs and an amazingly inspirational read! Congratulations on the feature! Well deserved!

    3 years ago

  • VauxRondavu

    VauxRondavu says:

    Love your work. It so refreshing and the perfect touch to a small area needing detail and texture. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to continue to follow your work.

    3 years ago

  • VauxRondavu

    VauxRondavu says:

    Love your work. It so refreshing and the perfect touch to a small area needing detail and texture. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to continue to follow your work.

    3 years ago

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 says:

    Great article. Beautiful succulents. I too remember playing in the "black" soil as a kid in Chicago in the 60's. Damen Ave / Irving Park Road / Lincoln Ave / Southport Ave was the area I was raised in. Oh how I miss that beautiful black dirt, nothing like the rocky soil we have here in the Ozarks. Thanks for the memories and great story.........Lisa

    3 years ago

  • katrinaalana

    katrinaalana says:

    Beautiful work! Congratulations on your feature.

    3 years ago

  • HandmadeByAlison

    HandmadeByAlison says:

    Inspiring! Reading this brought a tear to my eye - in a good way :) Thank you for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • Verdurebydesign

    Verdurebydesign says:

    Your work is beautiful, it's like a living patchwork. Congratulations on your feature Patti.

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Yes lovely and living art ! Patti congrats !

    3 years ago

  • cottonskin

    cottonskin says:

    beautiful, congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • mjsattic

    mjsattic says:

    My biggest problem with etsy is that most dealers do not do a good job describing their item or taking enough pics of their item to show all the good or bad of the item they are selling. It makes a big difference in the value. I am just saying!

    3 years ago

  • HanaMauiCreations

    HanaMauiCreations says:

    Love your designs, looks like a lot of fun!!!

    3 years ago

  • blessedvintage

    blessedvintage says:

    thanks for your article, I am another chicago transplant in the desert! you have to love the cactus!

    3 years ago

  • missgreaan

    missgreaan says:

    rough diamond that my father keep is..48 boxes..call mee i need your help..get good buyer so we can get good profit at end..call mee un this number...00233244243075...so we can doo beter together..thank you...

    3 years ago

  • unflappableproducts

    unflappableproducts says:

    Wow-congrats! well deserved successs-love those wreaths!

    3 years ago

  • cillasila

    cillasila says:

    congratulation....what a beautiful shop.....cheers....^^

    3 years ago

  • NaturalVintage

    NaturalVintage says:

    I've admired your work since joining Etsy in March. Horticulturist by education, I'm in love with all things green. Your designs are inspiring, thank you! Wishing you continued success!

    3 years ago

  • nihanparlak

    nihanparlak says:

    great work! :)

    3 years ago

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm says:

    beautiful shop and congrats to you, wish you continued success.

    3 years ago

  • ForsythiaHill

    ForsythiaHill says:

    Wonderful plants - love your photograhy. Best to you and CONGRATS!

    3 years ago

  • buttonsbyrobin

    buttonsbyrobin says:

    Congratulations. Your shop is beautiful.

    3 years ago

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart says:

    Just gorgeous! Best of luck to you!

    3 years ago

  • junrylgems

    junrylgems says:

    wow! i love your work. God bless

    3 years ago

  • peifferStudios

    peifferStudios says:

    WOW! Congratulations. So excited for you, you do beautiful work :)

    3 years ago

  • amtrips

    amtrips says:

    simply awesome..!

    3 years ago

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather says:

    Your succulent wreaths are just gorgeous! Loved reading your interview - congrats!!

    3 years ago

  • AltogetherLeather

    AltogetherLeather says:

    Your succulent wreaths are just gorgeous! Loved reading your interview - congrats!!

    3 years ago

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry says:

    Great Article!!! Beautiful Creations!!!!

    3 years ago

  • tjenkinsarts

    tjenkinsarts says:

    Loved the interview ! and philosophy behind why you are doing what you love as another local Arizona artist to you, that also has a love for our little green plant friends, and open spaces. Cheers!

    3 years ago

  • VintageSewandSew

    VintageSewandSew says:

    You serve as a wonderful example of the power of positive. Thanks for sharing a bit of your life, joys, and insights...very inspirational.

    3 years ago

  • localevintage

    localevintage says:

    Your article is so inspiring! I love your store and how you put everything together. Thank you for sharing your story with us!

    3 years ago

  • MyGrandpasPen

    MyGrandpasPen says:

    I loved your comment about being where you'd dreamed 10 years ago! Very inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns says:

    wow!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns says:

    wow!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • beneaththeshadetree

    beneaththeshadetree says:

    Patti, What a beautiful sucess story! Your shop is just gorgeous and you are truly, truly blessed. You have inspired me and lifted my spirits today. It's such a joy to see a kindred spirit plant lover growing and creating such beauty! I make jewelry but live in the garden and the greenhouse with my orchids in Oklahoma! I will surely spread the word about your beautiful wreaths! Julie

    3 years ago

  • JanuaryJaniesJewelry

    JanuaryJaniesJewelry says:

    I enjoyed your interview very much! It is great to see the beauty behind the beautiful designs.

    3 years ago

  • amylou126

    amylou126 says:

    Patti- how inspiring! I myself am in a transitional work phase. I'm in insurance but have enrolled to get my Masters in Landscape Design. I love succulents and hope to someday do work along these lines. So lovely-- best of luck to you!

    3 years ago

  • shannamastersdesigns

    shannamastersdesigns says:

    Your wreaths and plants are absolutely beautiful! It was a joy to read about you, and what you do.

    3 years ago

  • 1978daniela

    1978daniela says:

    Very cool ! thanks for the blog...

    3 years ago

  • athomewithme

    athomewithme says:

    i LIKE YOUR STYLE!!

    3 years ago

  • shop1848

    shop1848 says:

    Gorgeous shop! That wreath is amazing!!

    3 years ago

  • electricshox89

    electricshox89 says:

    I love your shop, I understand what you mean about the random beauty in nature and I am looking forward to exploring your shop. Thanks for sharing!!

    3 years ago

  • styleforlife

    styleforlife says:

    Love! I adore that succulent wreath!!! Fabulous! xx EL Vintage

    3 years ago

  • MeToYouCrochet

    MeToYouCrochet says:

    Beautiful shop !! Congrats ♥

    3 years ago

  • FlowersThatRock

    FlowersThatRock says:

    so pretty! Since Mother's day just past, I'll have to remember your shop for next year. Both my Mom and Mil would love these plants! Great photos and congrats.

    3 years ago

  • VintagedGoods

    VintagedGoods says:

    love love love your shop patti! can't wait to order my succulents for my upcoming wedding!

    3 years ago

  • ConstantGalore

    ConstantGalore says:

    Love love love! Your work is amazing and your plants are wonderful! Keep up the GREAT work. And hey, nice hair!

    3 years ago

  • tuto

    tuto says:

    Amazing interview! Wonderful work! Congrats:)

    3 years ago

  • UrbanApple

    UrbanApple says:

    GORGEOUS wreaths!

    3 years ago

  • LifesaBeachGlass

    LifesaBeachGlass says:

    absolutely succulent shop for sure! congrats!

    3 years ago

  • kookubug

    kookubug says:

    Amazing designs, love , love your shop, and congratulations! !

    3 years ago

  • vitamini

    vitamini says:

    Cacti and succulents are by far my favorite plants. Your creations are just beautiful! Succulent wreaths are so much fun to make but take sooo many plants or cuttings - yours are lovely. Congratulations on being featured!

    3 years ago

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps says:

    Loved your interview and your positive outlook is refreshing!

    3 years ago

  • BeautifulSoaps

    BeautifulSoaps says:

    Loved your interview and your positive outlook is refreshing!

    3 years ago

  • CedarDogDesigns

    CedarDogDesigns says:

    Very nice, love the wreaths. Makes me miss the southwest! Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • DesignsbyFM

    DesignsbyFM says:

    I've always loved succulents! Thanks for giving them the attention they deserve. Beautiful creations!

    3 years ago

  • K8RossDesigns

    K8RossDesigns says:

    Your creations are really beautiful and one of a kind! I'm going to purchase one soon for my Phoenix house!

    3 years ago

  • SparklesbyNkT

    SparklesbyNkT says:

    Congrats! I love your shop.

    3 years ago

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis says:

    I Love, Love, Love your work. You must feel the same.

    3 years ago

  • birdhouseaccents

    birdhouseaccents says:

    Congrats

    3 years ago

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo says:

    Oh my your shop is AMAZING!! Congrats to you

    3 years ago

  • leaningcedarsvintage

    leaningcedarsvintage says:

    Truly inspiring!

    3 years ago

  • HappyDappyBits

    HappyDappyBits says:

    Lovely glimpse inside your shop and life -- the photos really show that you enjoy what you do. I especially love your wreaths, so incredibly beautiful. Congratulations on the feature and continued success to you as you follow your passion!

    3 years ago

  • northcountryglass

    northcountryglass says:

    So Awesome! Incredibly beautiful. I was so impressed with your designs.

    3 years ago

  • TheSingingBird

    TheSingingBird says:

    So happy to discover your garden shop here, and to see all the beauty you create and share. Congrats and best wishes!

    3 years ago

  • Poiriers

    Poiriers says:

    Congrats!! Your shop ROCKS!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • Poiriers

    Poiriers says:

    Congrats!! Your shop ROCKS!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • handmadebylacey

    handmadebylacey says:

    The wreath is incredible! I hate to admit this now, but I never appreciated succulents until seeing your work in this featured article. Beautiful shop! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • handmadebylacey

    handmadebylacey says:

    The wreath is incredible! I hate to admit this now, but I never appreciated succulents until seeing your work in this featured article. Beautiful shop! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    Great plants for people, like me who don't have a green thumb!!! I especially LOVE the wreaths!!

    3 years ago

  • ElvenWreathsJewelry

    ElvenWreathsJewelry says:

    Great plants for people, like me who don't have a green thumb!!! I especially LOVE the wreaths!!

    3 years ago

  • curiouspug

    curiouspug says:

    gorgeous shop! i love succulents, i can't get enough :)

    3 years ago

  • borneoart

    borneoart says:

    very inspiring..I should get out of my rut and jump head first into the things I love doing too..Love the shop, love the story..keep up the great work and hope your journey gets better and better with time!

    3 years ago

  • BambuEarth

    BambuEarth says:

    Great Article !

    3 years ago

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass says:

    Amazing designs, I never knew succulents have so many shades of color. Great interview congratulations

    3 years ago

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass says:

    Amazing designs, I never knew succulents have so many shades of color. Great interview congratulations

    3 years ago

  • Light76

    Light76 says:

    Those wreaths are the most amazing I have ever seen! Wow!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • HappyEarth67

    HappyEarth67 says:

    Very nice!

    3 years ago

  • k2designs

    k2designs says:

    Very creative!! Congrats on your feature!

    3 years ago

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle says:

    I loved your plants... they look fantastic!

    3 years ago

  • ChestnutHillVintage

    ChestnutHillVintage says:

    Absolutely beautiful...the wreaths are my favorite! Great work and wonderful advice to take big chances! Best wishes~Amy

    3 years ago

  • CoastalShabbyChic

    CoastalShabbyChic says:

    I love succulents and I love how you make them into awesome works of art! I enjoyed the interview! Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • NiChaPoN

    NiChaPoN says:

    very inspiring....and Congrats on the feature

    3 years ago

  • TheCookieClutch

    TheCookieClutch says:

    Your work is really beautiful. Love it

    3 years ago

  • catchNrelease

    catchNrelease says:

    So happy that you have found success in working with succulents! I too am a disenchanted public employee and found your story quite inspirational! I love hens and chicks and am venturing into succulents as well. Keep up the great work!

    3 years ago

  • RaspberryMarket

    RaspberryMarket says:

    Congratulations! Your work is amazing! You have such great ideas! I have alwasy loved succulents. Your story is truly inspiring. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. Many continued blessings to you!

    3 years ago

  • julenas1oak

    julenas1oak says:

    Very inspiring!..my mom would love to have those plants!More success to you!=D

    3 years ago

  • SusanAZ

    SusanAZ says:

    Congratulations on being the Featured Seller! You do beautiful work with these great plants.

    3 years ago

  • simplyJOE

    simplyJOE says:

    good awnser on where you would like to be in ten years........ lets just be thankful for today.

    3 years ago

  • organichaos

    organichaos says:

    such wonderfully succulent designs!!

    3 years ago

  • sidirom

    sidirom says:

    What an inspiring interview and what a beautiful work! I wish you all the best!

    3 years ago

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr says:

    Great shop and wonderful interview!

    3 years ago

  • lalalandArt

    lalalandArt says:

    Congratulations on the feature... we love your shop and we would like to have our home full of your beautiful plants! ^_^

    3 years ago

  • fromjeanne

    fromjeanne says:

    Great shop en great interview!

    3 years ago

  • VellePurse

    VellePurse says:

    I am loving the succulent wreath! They are so beautiful!

    3 years ago

  • marasdesigns

    marasdesigns says:

    i love succulents,your designs are lovely.

    3 years ago

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies says:

    These are absolutely wonderful! Congratulations on the feature and best of luck to the future :)

    3 years ago

  • ForestAndSea

    ForestAndSea says:

    Hi Patti, I read this yesterday but just wanted to come back to say you sound like such a lovely person. Enjoy your wonderful surroundings and beautiful gardens!

    3 years ago

  • ChickenLittleJewelry

    ChickenLittleJewelry says:

    Great article and beautiful wreath. Loved the part about the Christmas ornaments I have lost a few to the dogs too!

    3 years ago

  • rockriverstitches

    rockriverstitches says:

    Congrats on the feature!!!! I'm crazy about succulents. Last year I made my own hypertufa pots to plant my succulents in.

    3 years ago

  • YUNG

    YUNG says:

    Yay!! So glad they're featuring people from ARIZONA!! I miss my home state so much....nothing like the mountains we have with that wild west atmosphere I always brag about to the Europeans hahaha Wishing you the best!

    3 years ago

  • foreveryouandme

    foreveryouandme says:

    Love the interview!

    3 years ago

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae says:

    Love it! Congrats! I had succulents in my bridal bouquet, now I am hooked!

    3 years ago

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae says:

    Love it! Congrats! I had succulents in my bridal bouquet, now I am hooked!

    3 years ago

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae says:

    Love it! Congrats! I had succulents in my bridal bouquet, now I am hooked!

    3 years ago

  • stellaranae

    stellaranae says:

    Love it! Congrats! I had succulents in my bridal bouquet, now I am hooked!

    3 years ago

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  • kaseyaderhold

    kaseyaderhold says:

    A wonderful feature and it's inspiring to hear from someone who is so content with where they are!

    3 years ago

  • odelay03

    odelay03 says:

    Your wreaths are beautiful! I love your answer as to where would you like to be in ten years. It is amazing what a difference a decade can make. You are very inspirational as to stepping out of a comfort zone, taking risks, and going with one's heart and soul. This is truly living. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • CassiasGarden

    CassiasGarden says:

    Patti, I am absolutely smitten with your shop and your products. I want that beautiful wreath for my front door! Especially since we are having the worst drought in the history of the State of Texas right now! I just love your original thoughts and ideas! Congratulations on being the Featured Seller! Kelly Taylor

    3 years ago

  • milkfly

    milkfly says:

    Very inspiring feature. I'm in a similar place you were ten years. Thank you for your story. When one feels lost, there's always hope. Love your work.

    3 years ago

  • TheEnergyGarden

    TheEnergyGarden says:

    You rock! I love to garden myself, but you take things to amazing level of natural beauty. And it's all so compact and adorable! Do these wreathes continue to grow as the years go by? What beautiful gifts to give someone.

    3 years ago

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk says:

    Great interview! Your work is refreshing and inspiring. Congrats on your feature!

    3 years ago

  • Designsbyamberlynn

    Designsbyamberlynn says:

    Wow! Very Beautiful! What amazing natural art! Congrats!

    3 years ago

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster says:

    gorgeous work!!!

    3 years ago

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster says:

    gorgeous work!!!

    3 years ago

  • cupcakegangster

    cupcakegangster says:

    gorgeous work!!!

    3 years ago

  • LulaMia

    LulaMia says:

    love love LOVE succulents.

    3 years ago

  • theoldewoodstove

    theoldewoodstove says:

    Love your shop!

    3 years ago

  • MiamiSun

    MiamiSun says:

    It's great what you do, specially if you have a green thumb. -I don't :(

    3 years ago

  • bloomingfancysisters

    bloomingfancysisters says:

    Your comment about nature caught my eye, because I am the same way about nature. The tiniest of flowers in a green lawn catches my eye, or ferns and moss with tiny little growths are amazing to me. Your creation are beautiful. Congratulations! Lisa

    3 years ago

  • dianecostanza

    dianecostanza says:

    Those wreaths are just gorgeous! Love your whole shop!

    3 years ago

  • dianecostanza

    dianecostanza says:

    Those wreaths are just gorgeous! Love your whole shop!

    3 years ago

  • helloambition

    helloambition says:

    LOVELY! being from los angeles where the summer sun is scorching, succulents were the only thing that would still be alive and thriving (some burns though) by the breezy fall.

    3 years ago

  • fuzzymama3az

    fuzzymama3az says:

    Congratualtions!!! So excited to see you as a featured seller! I love the beautiful succulents that I have purchased from you; all are thriving! Continued success; you have a lovely store and awesome healthy plants! You are one of my Etsy favs!

    3 years ago

  • BeyondGrace

    BeyondGrace says:

    Beautiful work, congrats to you!!

    3 years ago

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies says:

    There is something healing and beautiful about plants. I know you LOVE your chosen path. Love the story!

    3 years ago

  • WallFlowerStudio

    WallFlowerStudio says:

    Inspirational. : )

    3 years ago

  • CleoneTucker

    CleoneTucker says:

    You have a real talent for arranging these wonderful plants that I grew up watching my mother plant and hang on her porch..you have taken the hanging basket of my childhood to a new level...just beautiful..

    3 years ago

  • CleoneTucker

    CleoneTucker says:

    You have a real talent for arranging these wonderful plants that I grew up watching my mother plant and hang on her porch..you have taken the hanging basket of my childhood to a new level...just beautiful..

    3 years ago

  • Samanthasporcelain

    Samanthasporcelain says:

    This is so great! For mothers day my family and I went to the store and picked out succulents and put together a wonderful large shell full of them. You have such beautiful creations! Thanks for sharing.

    3 years ago

  • kzoomoo

    kzoomoo says:

    You are definitely living the life! Beautiful designs, beautiful story.

    3 years ago

  • CircaFurniture

    CircaFurniture says:

    Absolutely stunning! I'm not surprised at all to see your message about being bombarded with orders since being featured! Congratulations!

    3 years ago

  • RescuedRemnants

    RescuedRemnants says:

    Wonderfully AWESOME! Both your story and your work. Thanks for sharing!

    3 years ago

  • CassiopeiaGalleria

    CassiopeiaGalleria says:

    What an inspiration!

    3 years ago

  • EnchantdMushroomLand

    EnchantdMushroomLand says:

    Your work is refreshing and inspiring. Congrats on your feature!

    3 years ago

  • brendasbijoux

    brendasbijoux says:

    Beautiful work

    3 years ago

  • WannaBeMore

    Patty Combs says:

    I have ordered a handmade succulent wooden frame from another Etsian! I will be ordering my succulents from YOU! Superb interview...I found myself saying out loud, "AMEN!"

    2 years ago

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