bavarian china finger plate

grace henry vintage

My mom and I have been working together to get a little shop going on Etsy, and it’s finally up! We’re very excited to be working together on something that is really enjoyable for us. We’re selling vintage and antique finds with no real theme in mind, just things that we love and think someone else may love too. We’ll be adding many more items soon, and a little further down the road we’ll start selling vintage inspired goods, handmade by us.

Shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraceHenryVintage

Blog:  http://www.gracehenryvintage.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/gracehenryvintage

Here are a few of my favorites that are currently for sale in the shop. I hope you’ll check it out!

xo

art nouveau poppy vase

art nouveau amphora poppy vase

vintage italian scarf

vintage italian scarf

victorian silent butler

victorian silent butler

vintage patent clutch

vintage patent clutch

platinum rimmed tumbler set

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growing new celery from an old base

I came across a picture someone had posted on Pinterest of how they had grown new celery from an old celery base, and I wanted to try it. I was stunned at how quickly the new celery began to grow. Here are the steps to follow if you want to re-grow your own celery. I wish I had known about this years ago!

STEP 1: Place your cut celery base into a small dish of warm water, and set on a sunny indoor windowsill.

day 1

STEP 2: Watch it grow!

The outer stalks will begin to decompose, and within a day or two you will notice new, green celery begin to emerge from the center. After only a few days you will have considerable new growth.

Be sure to keep the water clean and fresh, changing it every couple of days.

day 5

STEP 3: Plant the base.

When the new celery growth is a 2-3 inches high, it’s ready be moved from the windowsill dish into a container of soil.

day 12

Put the old celery base under the soil, and keep the new growth above, out of the soil. Keep the soil moist, watering when needed.

planted celery

I checked on my planted celery yesterday (it has been one month since I put this particular base into water), and it has grown a couple of inches since putting it into the soil. It will certainly be at least a few more weeks before the new celery is ready to harvest. I have a few of these growing now, all at various stages of development, so hopefully a time will come when we won’t need to go shopping for celery anymore (or at least as often).  In any case, this is fun!

I also learned that you can do the same thing with green onions – place the unused portion of the onion into a glass of water in a sunny window, and new onions will grow from the bulb. The roots will grow as well, and as soon as they’re long enough, you can transfer them to soil, too.

Here are shots of some onions I have been growing for about a 10 days. These little guys grow so fast – you can see in the closeup where I had cut them, and everything above is new.

Hooray for sustainability!