I Heard it Through the Grapevine…

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Actually, I have no idea what kind of vine this is.

This morning, a co-worker and I gave some much needed TLC to a plant bed in our “lobby” I use quotes because it’s an interesting little space that’s less lobby and more excuse me, pardon me, oops, sorry bout that. } Our old boss loved his plants, and when he retired he decided to leave them with us. A sweet gesture if he hadn’t let them turn into a jungle in the 6 months leading up to his retirement. Thanks, boss. You’re swell. Anyway, this is one of the plants he left behind.
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I dunno what it is. I’d say it’s something “Palm-y” if I had to guess. We took care of the sad little leaves that could no longer support their own weight. Then we discovered some type of “vine-y” thing growing out of the pot. There was a lot of it, and some had actually adhered itself to the floor. Most peculiar.

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One of the guys made the executive decision to cut the vines and throw them away with the other dead weight we’d pulled. As I’m cleaning up my mess I’m a band kid, so I have a horrible time making it into the basket } I start looking at all of those vines…

And inspiration struck. I quickly pulled them out of the trash {then cleaned up my mess again } and began my work. In a matter of minutes, I had what I was looking for.
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Now all that’s left is drying time. I’m curious to see how much longer it takes to dry than the willow branches I’m used to working with. I may stick it in the oven for a bit just to speed things up. Luckily, I have a wreath already made at home so I’m not in a hurry for this one. I’m still excited to see how it dries.

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About fromlondonwithlove2011

In no particular order, I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a lab rat, a poet, a gardener, a craft goddess-in-training, a daydreamer, a painter, a doodler, a bookworm, a some day entrepreneur, a rock star, a super hero, a fixer, a coffee enthusiast, a music lover, a beach dweller, a treadmill dreader, and a would-be tree-hugger. I love beautiful things, and sometimes have a really different take on what's beautiful. I have a wonderful (albeit stressful) life that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. Some days I want to pull the covers over my head and stay indefinitely, but other days I want to jump up and find something amazing to see/ do/ make. I want to share the things I am passionate about with other passionate people. And so it begins...

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