Deborah Green – Mod and Mint

Is your home an indoor jungle? Or are you looking for 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 share some secrets.

As a blogger since the early 2000’s, and a huge 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. Boho to the Max.

I wrote and crafted my way through college. Always behind my sewing machine in between classes, and writing for nation wide music magazines as a side hustle. What’s up 90s hiphop.

I was a content creator in the internet industry during the time of the big boom. Or the bubble if you will. It was a time of exploration and fun. Anything was possible and worth a try. I started my first online shop and blog nearly 20 years ago. People still very much needed to be educated about online shopping, but i created a good small business from it.

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 William Morrow 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 quickly ran out of space, and started to list more and more finds into my Etsy shop, selling mid century vintage treasures to collectors, tv shows and editorial 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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