Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sticks n' Stuff
Fall and winter table decor always causes me to question the guidelines I have set for myself.
For example, Blushing Commandment #6 reads quite unequivocally: Thou shalt not use random twigs and yard waste for centerpieces or (highly questionable) decor which looks like random trees and yard waste (stylized cool stuff is still acceptable, however).
Bittersweet generally falls into the pile-of-standing-twigs-and-stuff-in-a-jar category for me.
Various stylists have wrestled with these unruly branches recently, however: Spanked them, tamed them, and then proved they clean up nicely. This has me reconsidering the bittersweet at the flower market for things other than enormous highly-styled arrangements which allow them to blend in without looking like a bramble patch...
Are you using sticks n'stuff elegantly this year?
photo credits: bedfordaudubon.com, countryliving.com, bhg.com, southernaccents.com