Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow Day...

Closed today!!  Dreaming of Spring + hoping all of the little bulbs recover out there...

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Plant Lover, Plant Killer

Dear Friends,

It seems like forever since I sat and wrote . . . this is such a funny time of year in Virginia, one day is 75 degrees and the next is 30.  But on afternoons like today, all I want to do is plant.  Plant something to watch it grow, bloom, fruit.  Sadly, I was born without the plant-growing-magic-gene though Heaven knows that I have tried.  And tried.  There are, however, a handful of plants that I've had some luck growing indoors and out.  The survivors.  Trees seem to like me better than the delicate plants, hearty potted plants like Christmas Cacti, Jade Plants, or Ivy at least last several months before I either under or over water them to their death.  I have not had tons of luck with succulents, but air plants that are left to dry between waterings + cacti seem to be pretty happy in aerating soil with minimal water.

Found this visual guide of hearty indoor plants that I hope will encourage other plant-loving friends to grab a little green for home.

Also, Hello Glow has a great post with some growing tips here.

Until Soon,
Sara XX

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L: Source : String of Pearls Plant in Hanger
R: via Pinterest
L: Source : Climbing Plants are beautiful but need dead leaves picked off + plenty of light
R: Source : Beautiful, but maybe not practical for areas with high traffic + clumsy (me!) stair climbers
L: Source : Tumblr
R: Source : Free People
L: Source : Air plants like to be well-dried between waterings, hanging is a great way to dry them out
R: Source : Hanging pots are great for homes with little ones or pets that need to be kept out of pots
Also, in my search for plantspiration, I stumbled upon this adorable Etsy shop that has planters and pots with the best Plant Puns that would be just right for minis or for propagating.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Headed West

Dear Shop Friends,

I'll be heading out to the West Coast for a little trip to see family!  Our hours will remain the same except today, 2/9/17 (closing at 5pm) and on Saturday 2/11/17 (11am-4pm).  Otherwise the shop will continue with usual store hours!!!

Thank you so much,
Sara xx

Monday, December 12, 2016

Deck the Trees with Artist Cheer!

Guest Post by Sydnie Long!

Deck the Trees with Artist Cheer!

This year at The Lady Jane Shop, Sara had the goal of decorating her Christmas tree with ornaments made locally by Virginia-based artists. And may I say, she succeeded!

Support our local artist community and show your holiday cheer by purchasing some ornaments from these artists. You can do this at The Lady Jane Shop, of course, or by visiting the sites of our artists. Check out their contact information below:

Handmade Shop Ornaments:

Sara made this group of ornaments herself. (That’s right, she’s a triple threat—business woman, wonderful lady, and artist.)

Wooden VA State Ornaments

Party in a Bottle glass jar ornaments

Into the Woods: Forest Scene in a Jar

The One: Christmas Tree on Sled

Mineral + Stone Ornament

Katy Napotnik: RICE DESIGNS
Harrisonburg, VA
Wood Slice Ornaments (made of cedar)

These cute and inspirational items are the only other slice you need this Christmas--the other being pie, of course.

Vicki Bahr: True Heart Goods (Lady Jane Shop Artist)
Norfolk, VA
VA Ornament Pillows w/heart over Harrisonburg

Your head isn't the only thing that could use some comfort and love this season. Let your tree have a a little bit of that too. Bonus points for showing Harrisonburg how much you love it.

Virginia Johnson: Virginia J Art
Harrisonburg, VA
Felt Cacti + Felted Wool Animal “Taxidermy”

You've already got the pine needles from your tree. Why not add cactus needles to the mix? Except these cacti are anything but spiky.

And check out these cute stuffed animal heads--much less gruesome, and way more cuddly than the real thing: