Doesn’t it make the perfect planter for this mini orchid?
My children found some of the other shells for me. And I found that webby stick thing.
Check out the fossil! Isn’t that cool!!!!
And that one too!
I thought it was fitting to keep the plate sitting on the trunk just as he had it, and eventually ended up putting the collection of Danish beach rocks in the plate.
An orchid eventually made it’s way there too.
Many of those Danish beach rocks have faces too, just like the Bahamian man! Don’t believe me? Take a lookey!
Can you see the faces in the rocks above? No? Here are a few close-ups below.
Here’s the Pokémon rock. Or I guess it’s actually Pikachu from Pokémon. Huh? Do you see it now?
Or maybe you can see the old man sticking his tongue out?
This one is the opera singer’s happy friend. I guess I didn’t get a close up of the opera singer. She’s in the middle of the group shot above.
And this is poor Mr. Sad Face. He must have lost his best rock friend.
Sorry, my imagination tends to run wild sometimes. I’ve been told that I might have spent too much time alone as a kid.
Okay, so here’s a few more things we found that day………
Heart rocks = LOVE!
Isn’t penguin guy adorable?
This appears to be some sort of knee or hip joint….possibly from someone lost at sea? Poor soul. (sad face)
Just look at the variation in color of these rocks we found at that Danish beach!!! B.eau.ti.ful!!!! Great assortment!
Okay, almost done with rock talk..........
Lastly, I’d like to show you my beloved holy rocks. Yes, holy! HOLY ROCKS!
I did use one at the end of our dinner bell ringer though!
Like this one from the little farmette we had in Tennessee. I found it one day hiking through our 5 acres. Actually, only 2 1/2 acres were wooded so it was a short hike. But I made a trail and it was a special place I liked to hike to with my son (our daughter wasn’t yet born), to go see the rock. He was only 2 - 3 at the time and he enjoyed our little adventure. So when we moved to Sweden, I took it with me as a reminder of our little farmette. I loved that place.
Isn’t it cool!!!!
I do have a girly side, and I love this pink quartz rock I found on our property when we lived in Maryland.
This one was from our Maryland property too! It’s rather large, and I think it’s beautiful. The best part is that they remind me of where I’ve been.
The other best part is that they didn’t cost anything. Okay, enough about the rocks!!!
Would you be surprised if I told you that I like sticks too? LOL
One afternoon, I was walking home from a friend’s house and noticed this fallen branch lying on the sidewalk. I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. Since there were lots of houses around, and potential
The branch had beautiful moss and bark that I didn’t want to cover up, but after painting the teal dresser seen here http://home-girl-decor.blogspot.com/2012/02/command-central.html, I really wanted to bring the same pop of color to the other side of the room. So, I decided to color wash it. I mixed a little bit of teal paint with water in a spray bottle and simply sprayed the branch several times.
Color-washing allowed the beautiful texture of the bark to show through.
Screwing the branch to a block of wood helped it stand. I call it my tree sculpture. The color doesn't really show up in the photograph though.
For a little extra mood lighting, I added a couple of strands of tiny lights. They almost look like little branches. It’s really cozy at night. I think it’s neat to lay on the sofa and look up! Fiber optic lighting on this thing would be sooooo cool!
And this little jewel, a hummingbird nest, was sitting on our sidewalk one morning. It must have blown out of a tree during the storm we had the night before. I love my hummingbirds so this was a special treat for me to find. It’s so tiny and cute!!!! It got a new home in the tree sculpture.
The tree sculpture did lose a few branches when I squeezed it through the back door so I decided to bring a little more of the teal color to another high, bare spot on top of a shelf in this large family room/kitchen combo.
I found the short wooden branch with holes, seen center here, while hiking a creek near our house with my family one winter day. I thought it was beautiful but I have no idea what kind of tree or plant it came from. Then, another day, I was at a thrift store and saw a bundle of three more of them for 99 cents! SOLD!
I found those other interesting looking dried pods laying in my parent’s yard.
So one day I threw it all together! I think it makes a nice, natural, colorful, FREE arrangement. Well, free except for the 99 cents. Also, I found that antique USA pottery piece at an antique store for just a few dollars.
I just get so excited about accents from nature and could go on and on. But I’m almost done, I promise!!!
Also, they remind me of my maternal grandmother. At her retirement home apartment, she didn’t have a lawn, but she did have a little flower bed outside her door that she filled with wild violets. I told you, I’m a sentimental old gal.
Nothing is more beautiful than nature!!!! The next time you're out and about, look down! Even if you're not a nature girl, you'd be surprised how special a piece of nature can look spray painted silver or gold, or whatever other color you might need to add to your space.
Nature ROCKS! (Get it?) hehe
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