Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh great birch tree, how lovely is your bark.  And your branches, they reach high to the sky (insert sound effect of me clearing my throat).  Okay, I'm certainly no poet by any means.  But I do love the look of the birch tree, and its bark, and so I decided to do a little vignette in ode to it and well...nature in general.

When you add birch into your indoor home decor, it brings a little bit of nature into your space.  So when I decided to change up the little alcove I have as you first walk into my house, I found myself putting a little birch theme together. 

This little twig tree was purchased new, but it fit right into my "theme".  The planter was made for me by my good friend Sue Wolfe.  One of her Destination Art creations.

You could probably create your own version of this tree if you want to.  Just decoupage' newspaper or book pages around some twigs.

How about a real birds nest placed in a vintage drinking bubbler.  Can't get much more le'naturale than that!

And how about bringing a bird bath inside?   Filled with these huge pinecones, it seems to be the perfect addition.

I decided the bird bath needed to be raised up a bit so this old iron grate fit the bill.

Birch wallpaper added over an old picture was the perfect backdrop, also created by Sue Wolfe.  It hangs next to an old English Bus Roll.  

Hey!!  Herc, move away from the birds nest!  Ooops...I think keeping this here may be a problem!

And of course I do have birch branches mingled throughout my home.  I love the thicker branches that are mature enough to have the white bark on them.

And then why not put a tree in your house?  You could have a whole forest in there!  Hahaha.   Well then again...maybe not.  

Until next time...

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trash talk said...

If I put a whole forest in my house...think you won't be able to see the dust for the trees? It's worth a shot...right?
I love paper birch trees, but they're not in my part of Texas. I especially love your use of them.

Heaven's Walk said...

I LOVE birch trees -- and in a house?? Even better yet! :) I just adore how you brought so much of the outside in, Lynette. It truly adds another depth to your decor and a sense of being cozy, too. :) Great job!

xoxo laurie

Ms. Mac's Antiques said...

Love the peek into your home Lanette. I really love the arch window in the corner. And such a cute display with the birch & bird bath. I think I recognize that bird's nest. :)
Hope to see you again soon. If not, have a very Merry Christmas!!

Kellie Collis said...

I'm loving the trees in the house! They're lovely! Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

Junk Girl said...


Wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy New Year! Hope to see you in 2012!


Special 'K' said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful space. I will follow on my way out and hope you can find the time to come visit me and do the same. I look forward to engaging throughout twenty twelve with you. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Karen said...

Gosh, birch trees really look wintery, I'd never noticed that. We don't have a lot of them in my area, but those paper covered ones I could maybe grow. Thanks for the inspiration! Karen

Zane Wooder said...

I actually thought at first that It was a picture of a real bird in a birds nest. It is still a beautiful statue of a bird.

-Zane of ontario honey


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