Over the last year, I've grown a striking liking toward bare trees. I love how intricate the branches are, twined up together; still, yet strong, hibernating before bursting again with personality. Isn't that what we should do from time to time? Take time to rest and rejuvenate and just be still?
I've slowly been introducing our home to this theme, but didn't notice it until I started to look around. It started when I saw these twig sconces on clearance at Bed Bath & Beyond, and snatched them for our bedroom.
Soon after, I bought this embroidery piece to hang on the wall at an anqitue fair...
And then I couldn't resist framing this wintery-tree stamp of my mom's on some cream-colored paper. (Cheap art! :)
Before long, nature began to appear downstairs as well. We replaced the old light fixture in our dining room with this branchesque chandelier last winter (now decorated for fall).