Deborah Green – Mod and Mint

Is your home an indoor jungle? Or are you searching for a green thumb and some tips to help you care for your first plant?

You are in the right place. I have been caring for houseplants for decades.
I was a plant lady long before it became a quote.
Let’s have some Chai tea, talk plants and spill some secrets.

As a plant lover, I created Mod and Mint to share information in an easy to understand way, and help you learn how to care for houseplants. A place where we could talk plants all day.
Hello, online plant friends!

This blog is the place where a beginner plant owner can learn, and ask questions.
If you are more experienced, feel free to join along, and share your houseplant tips.

Deborah Green | Mod and Mint

Nice to meet you!

I’m Deborah Green, I blog here at Mod and Mint, and run the Mod and Mint vintage shop.

Born and raised in Amsterdam in the mid 1970s. A mix of a creative Indonesian mother, and a more analytical Dutch father.
My childhood home was a true 70’s delight. There were lots of plants, hello Monstera Deliciosa, have you met Spider Plant? I grew up surrounded by brown and orange colors, there was cork on the walls, pyrex in the oven, and a wicker peacock chair to sit in.

When I got my first sewing machine, I started altering clothes, making stuffed animals, tote bags, anything I could draw, I would sew. People started to find and buy my work, and slowly the possibility of being creative for a living became more clear.

In 2007 I moved overseas to New York. It was there were I started creating full time. I sewed, but also explored crafts like embroidery, needle felting, resin casting, and plaster sculpting. I wrote two craft books, 100 Applique Motifs, and Your Sharpie Style which has been released by Harper Collins. In my spare time i was treasure hunting all over New York City for special vintage finds to add to my personal collections. But living in a NY apartment, i ran out of space quickly and started to list more and more finds into my Etsy shop, selling mid century vintage treasures to collectors, tv shows and stylists.

After almost a decade in New York, I recently returned to the Netherlands, with my husband, toddler son, and cat.

Listen to my story on the CRAFT-ish Podcast.

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