Bring it back to NATURE!
Sometimes it seems so hard to come up with something new, something that looks really special! When I have that issue of creating another new look, the answer can be so simple...Bring It Back To NATURE! Who doesn't love old wood, sticks, stones, moss, vines, etc! It can be so easy if you just follow nature's cues. In one of the pictures I am including in this post, I started with old wood! As a matter of fact, old wood from my parents old pier on a lake! I used the wood to give the Tablescape a ground, a touch of height on a raised level. The old wood serves as a way to gather and group a collection. What do you own that you can gather into a collection? Using a little of everything I had in my inventory, I grouped galvanized vases, copper vases, lanterns, glass cylinders filled with candles and masses of flowers to create a nature inspired collection.
Maybe you don't have old wood just lying around, but think outside of the box, or should I say "outside of the pallet"! Need old wood, look for an old pallet. If the wood isn't totally the look you desired, throw some sheet moss on it, and wha-la, you can have a beautiful carpet of moss to enhance any floral ensemble, vase, or candle you can dream up! If you just don't have a selection of random vases or glass, don't underestimate the power of a mason jar! Mason jars are everywhere to be found and just incredible with a candle, dried beans and a candle, rice and a candle...just think about whatever is available! I have decided it is time for me to break the barrier and try jar fillers from Quick Candles in mason jars. I love the idea of taking an old jar and jazzing it up with modern glass-look vase fillers! Stay tuned, I will let you know how it turns out!
Written by: Joel Kirby, Curly Willow Designs