Pardon me while I nerd out 70's style, but I am fascinated by terrariums as of late. And I have this strong hope that at least one, if not both, of my kids will find these to be awesome as well. I think they are nothing short of magical.
I think the fascination started when I went to an art opening for my cousin, Tim Crowder, and he'd done a few pieces featuring miniature houses and pipes and other things, in these mason jars. They included moss and were definitely of the terrarium persuasion. I wanted to fill my whole house with them. They've been stuck in my brain for years, and it would seem terrariums in general, are making a bit of a comeback. I keep reading stories about them on other blogs or see them featured in magazines. And this past Sunday, CBS's Sunday Morning did a feature on them: