I write a blog post about decorating once a month for my friend's blog, Domestic by Design. See below for this month's post...
I’m probably giving Kelly a heart attack right now. I told her she would have my blog by Friday. It is now Tuesday at 4:30pm. Oops. My only excuse is that my in-laws were coming for the weekend for our baby shower. You know what that is like… “AHHHH! Our tub needs to be re-caulked! I need to mop the entire downstairs! All our towels need to be bleached!”
Despite the fact that I haven’t written anything till now doesn’t mean I haven’t been thinking about it. I have. In fact, as I walked through Anthropologie in Boston the other day I kept thinking about you. Here are look alike displays to what I found in the store and loved…
Champagne flutes with a sprig of balsam around the bottom with a beautiful velvet ribbon. Or really you could do this with any goblet (water, wine, you name it!), the ones I saw were just the skinny champagne flutes and it looked like such an elegant, yet earthy, way to spruce (no pun intended) up your glasses. (The photo below is neat too but I’m not big on sap in my drink… It was taken from Country Living.)
Pots with birch trees and cabbage. I loved this idea… in fact the other day I went to the woods to find my own birch… and came back with an entire log infested with bugs. (I know AJ appreciated that when I brought it into the house for him to cut it for our fireplace.) But it is such a simple arrangement if you can find non-rotted birch logs. Just prop them up vertically in a pot, cover with mulch or dirt to stabilize it and either plant cabbage / kale around it or do what I intend to do (because it’s cheaper) and go into the wood and cut down evergreen branches.
Christmas trees made out of feathers. You may be thinking this is bizarre. It is definitely not your typical holiday look but I think that is why I like it (granted, I don’t like these feathers, I’d like white feathers). I’d go to a craft store, purchase the foam Christmas tree shape and then a bag of feathers and start pinning them with white headed pins to the foam.
Okay, so as I was trying in vain to find a photo that I love of birch logs propped up in pots I found this photo online at a website I’ve never heard of, www.artglitter.com. I am SOOO going to make this for my mantle but with less creepy white birds.