About February I start pining for green plants, but I can't cart home all the cyclamen and ferns stores stock for Valentine's day.
Here's a temporary decoration that relieves my green fever:
Have your kids scrape some moss from the ground, or buy a bag of sheet moss for $1 at Dollar General. Soak in a bowl so it looks moist and lush.
We placed a handful each into these dented silver candy dishes, along with some tiny crevice plants. I used vintage heart molds as accents, but unusual stones and bulbs are beautiful, too.