Design Sleuth: Wardian Case
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Spotted on the blog Katy Elliott : a Wardian case, an early form of terrarium, developed in the mid-1800s to transport rare plant specimens. Today, they can still be used to create an indoor garden (or serve as a vitrine for beloved objects). Above: A Wardian case with stand that was sold by Grace Sales, a consignment store in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Above: Wardian Case from Paxton Gate, 9 inches wide and 8 inches tall; $65. Above: During the holidays, a Wardian case can display bay laurel or other seasonal foliage.