this year so far!
I saw this on Craig's List last weekend and got up extra early to see if I could get my hands on this Wardian Terrarium case.
I set a limit on myself and said "I will not pay more than $75 on this thing". (Retail: they are about $100 and up)
Sales Lady: "We want $50 for it".
Me: "I'll take it along with that China set, can you take $5 off the China set"
Sales Lady: "Sure since you're such a good customer"
Me: Trying to hold back my giddiness and play it cool.
The case is pretty large so I'm having a tough time finding space for it, but I LOVE it!
"Terrariums are generally credited with being invented by a man named Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward. He invented them during the Victorian era and created a style of glass case with a metal frame that was very popular during the era. These terrariums were called "Wardian Cases" after Ward."
~Storm The Castle