Out for a walk with my pup, I came across a fallen 7-foot tree branch. It was beautiful. I thought perhaps it would end up on the patio for the winter to display snowfalls & icicles and provide a silhouette in the evenings. However, as I squeezed it through the front door it dictated that it would remain indoors…
Our place is rich in limestone, wood varieties, iron and other natural materials so it fit in like an old shoe. Never would I have imagined that this lifeless piece would look fabulous everywhere I
placed dragged it. The Branch in its naked state is an effective space filler in our open concept environment, creating a striking illusion of division within the areas whilst casting an enchanting visual from every angle. I was in love. Tree hugging is one thing but I just took it to a whole new level. Hence the affectionately labelled ‘Design Asylum‘ that we call home.
Even without lights and embellishments, it’s awesome.
Our Christmas décor are burlap & blues so I opted for a long overdue, femme vibe to shake things up. With all boys in the house, I’d never “girlied.” Needless to say, I was tickled pink that at long last, rose and lavender would be added to the décor. The Dollar Store (that I love it more than Saks!), had all the goods – including lighting. The gift of the Branch, a pot taken in for the winter and the embellishments came to a whopping $25.
Trimming the tree consisted of snapping tips of branches to create a softer silhouette and prevent folks from losing an eye when sauntering by. Decorating it reminded me of the game KerPlunk, a fave. If an ornament or stem weren’t secured just so, the whole dang thing would collapse. And did. Twice. KerPlunk.
Come Spring, ornaments will be replaced with birds, flowers and butterflies. Halloween will be a blast. Bare or Bling, she’s a keeper.
Enjoy YOUR season 🙂 Tana