Ode to the Birch Tree and the Great Outdoors

October 23rd, 2011 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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I love the look of the birch tree.  And when you add into your indoor decor, it brings a little bit of nature into your space.
I have a little alcove as you walk into my house and 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.  Cant get much more natural 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 fita 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.  
I love the look of the birch tree.  And when you add into your indoor decor, it brings a little bit of nature into your space.

I love the look of the birch tree.  And when you add into your indoor decor, it brings a little bit of nature into your space.


 

Oh great birch tree, how lovely is your bark, and your branches they reach to the sky (insert sound effect...clearing throat).  Okay, okay.  So I'm certainly no poet my any means.  But I do love the look of the birch tree and its bark and I decided to do a little vignette in ode to it and nature in general.

 

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette of Cottage Elements
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, container, wood, cottage, artwork, plant holder, funky, industrial, , fun, family room, white, entry, black, brown, contemporary, cast iron-metallic, aluminium-metallic, fountain

Comments (7)

frstyfrolk writes: This is fabulous! The whole corner is awesome!

I am going to paper wrap some branches also, thanks for the idea!

Smiles, Cyndi Posted: 4:03 pm on November 9th
sassycass writes: This is great Lani - I just love, love your style! Such a calming feel for the winter months ahead. Posted: 4:32 pm on November 2nd
CottageElements writes: I think a splash of orange may be fun in the way of bittersweet, but you know me, Gretch. Not much for color. LOL!

Lani Posted: 8:38 am on October 26th
MimiToria writes: Your birch displays are lovely Lani, as is all of your decor. Great post and a fun twist for Fall vs. the usual red/orange/yellow that most people use. Well done.
Gretchen Posted: 2:58 pm on October 24th
JunkArchitect writes: Birch branch accents go with almost any decor and look beautiful next to all your other junk goodies. The white corbels are sooo cool!

Jim
Posted: 9:16 am on October 24th
suewhitney writes: Lovely as always Miss Lani! You know I feel the same way about the mighty Birch...but I am not going to attempt any poetry. Hahahaha!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 7:34 am on October 24th
Yeyas Antiques writes: Looks like a great marriage of color and it seems to have a calming affect to it. Posted: 5:04 am on October 24th
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