Saturday, December 4, 2010

Bringing Nature In

During the month of October we were at The Lodge in Eagle Nest, NM. My friend, the owner, was a bit desperate for table top decorations so I started going through cupboards and drawers trying to discover an inspirational starting point. I discovered a pair of silver candlesticks, elk antlers, a doily, and some gourds from the kitchen counter. The leaves of the aspens were absolutely gorgeous, so I just cut a few branches, entwined them throughout the found items and created a very colorful tablescape.

In front of the stone fireplace is a round butcher block that has been cut down to cock
tail table height. I added a natural green silk scarf, topped with a porcelain bunny tureen, a rust colored candlestick
surrounded by red berries from the outdoors and a southwest magazine that pulled all the colors together. The mix of old rough texture with the shiny porcelain creates a comfy environment that makes one want to prop up their feet & enjoy the scenes of southwest New Mexico.

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