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, okay.....so 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...