Hola, bonjour, hello, I'm back! After a three lovely sunny weeks in Spain, I'm back in the office! We came home to found our ongoing bathroom renovation completely transformed: there are tiles on the floors and walls and everything has been painted and stuccoed! It finally looks like a real bathroom! And I'm so excited! A few more details, like fixing the transparent ceiling in the double shower, as you can see above, adding the bathroom fixtures, sinks and lighting and we're done. I'm so very happy with the shelf in the bathroom that I couldn't NOT use it for today's plantshelfie for Urban Jungle Bloggers.
If you followed me on Instagram you probably saw that I gathered quite a few green souvenirs during our holiday. I also picked up a set of beautiful sleek Matagalán terracotta pots in Barcelona. So I decided to combine it all: new plants, new terracotta pots and a new bathroom shelf. Ultra simple and I like it. Even though I know the plants will be replaced by shampoo & soap very soon 😉
My favorite green souvenirs from our trip were cactus plants. I found 10 different kinds in public areas, like parcs and on the side of the road. One of my rules when I cut off a piece of cactus is to not destroy the mother plant. And I never steal plants from people's private gardens. You'll be surprised by what you can find in public parcs, near the beach or on the side of the road in the Mediterranean countries.
Below on the left you see my new prickly pear (Opuntia) from a green plot near the beach of Valencia. There was a giant Opuntia growing there with these beautiful purple fruits. The Old Men cactus (Cephalocereus senilis) on the right is an oldie that started growing this summer. His hair grows from the top of his head in a very "punky manner", pretty cool!
There will probably be plants in our finished bathroom, although I haven't investigated what and where. Just for the sake of it, I placed a tiny terracotta pot in the new circle window:
My most magical cactus treasure from our trip is the Organ Pipe cactus on the left. I found it just opposite of the Opuntia plants, hidden under a stack of weed! I cut off a few taller ones too. Now I hope they will grow new roots: aren't they the coolest? The second cactus in row is a Cylindropuntia and the yellow "bulbs" are where the flowers used to be:
And aaahhhh those Matagalán terracotta pots… I wish I could afford to put ALL my 150 plants in their pots: they are handmade, sleek and just perfect. In Barcelona I met with Carolina, the designer of Matagalán and she told me about the new plant pots she's currently working on. They will be all about "balance"… very exciting! For now, I've paired my pretty pots with some random terracotta pots:
The plants will soon be replaced by shampoo & soap, but today I'll simply enjoy my #plantshelfie in our soon-to-be bathroom:
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22 thoughts on “Urban Jungle Bloggers #23”
I love it! I love the styling and the new shining bathroom ;)
Thanks Ilaria! Almost ready to showerrrrr! Enjoy your weekend!
WOw Judith, the bathroom and your plants look gorgeous!
I also posted about my bathroom ;-) funny coincidence eh?
My dream is to take home plants from whenever I go, but so far only managed to get a little succulent (which is not doing very well sadly). Anyway, dreams must be kept alive. I will work on it.
Welcome back home by the way!
Thanks Stefania! Exactly, just keep trying and bring home plants from wherever you go and it will work out ;) I'm sure there will be some losses among the cuttings I took home, but we'll see! Very fun to see your planty bathroom too! Have a lovely weekend :)
I don't know what I am more excited about – the new bathroom, the new plants (from Spain), the new pots (some from Spain, right?) – so double drinks, for the plant shelfie tow and the new bathroom:-)
Hahahah exactly there are more than enough reasons to celebrate!!! Let's toast very soon ;)
So you're really telling me this is gonna a be double shower? Wow, I am so super jealous! Can I please shower there? xD
I also love the clean look! Thrying to achive this I have to put a million thing out of the away :D
Hahahaha of course, when it's ready you can come and shower here ;) And yes, it's a double shower, it's very spacious. It's been almost 1 1/2 in the making, but we're finally getting there. I'm not sure how long the clean look will stay, it's not finished yet, so no accessories, but we'll see :) Thank you for your kind words and enjoy the weekend, Ive!
Welcome back! How exciting about your bathroom, I remember well the feeling of it almost being complete after years of waiting. It's looking fab and so does your incredible cactus collection! Mel x
Thank you Mel! Those last moments before something starts/will happen/is finished are always the most intense, right? I can't wait for it to be finished, but a bit more patience, still. Just checked out your stylish shelfie too, I love how it's so very different from the last version, a real upgrade! Enjoy the weekend and your plantshelfie ;)
Your new pots are gorgeous! And the beautiful simplicity of your shelfie arrangement shows them off to perfection.
Thank you Sarah! Very glad you like the Matagalan pots as much as I do: pure simplicity :)
Ohh I love all of this. The bathroom is cool, the cacti are divine, and the pots … OHH .
PS: wish we could find cacti to 'borrow' :) from in this country, but we're more likely to find fir :)
Hahahaha I was driving to Senlis today and saw a bush of something greenish and thought: hey cacti! But then realized we're not near the Mediterranean anymore and it was just some lousy bush :D Even more reason to hop on a plane or take the car and drive southwards, right?! Have a lovely hygge weekend, Anya! xx
WOAH!!!!!! The bathroom. Amazing or what! You can invite me round for a shower anytime:-))
Great pots and cacti too. Make sure you don't get accidently pricked:-)) 'double entendre'. LOL
Great post xx
I love the terracotta pots on the bathroom shelf! Nice contrast, without too much fuss.
Very nice, keeping it simple is better sometimes. The interest is giving by the warm colour of the terracotta and the different shapes of the pots. Beautiful result.
Oh my goodness, I adore this!
They're so cute! And yes, nothing like a good bathroom xx
He! He! I saw your bathroom pic on Instagram. But so nice to hear about how you acquired the plants and pots. The terracotta pots look very cool and contemporary. Love them! x
A very nice bathroom, with all the beautiful cactuses and the pots. Kind regards,Kathrin