Faerie Garden in a lantern! I have one, though I'd love to get my hands on a little faerie figure like this one! I have a battery operated tealight in my lantern, but I like the plant idea. Maybe succulents.
Stück Natur: The Microenvironment-in-a-Jar by Hans-Rucker & Co. This is a museum piece, but looks easy to duplicate with a miniature house or shed, soil, and moss in a covered glass jar - very charming!
We could make tiny versions of these in upside down jars Japanese garden terrarium features a realistic miniature garden scene complete with a tiny stone pagoda (style varies) surrounded by fresh live moss