Saturday, February 26, 2011

Branching Out

I’m not sure if I dreamed this or was awake in the middle of the night and thought of it, but I awoke the other day with the idea, obsession really, that I wanted a tree branch in my china cabinet with some of my cups hanging from it. We’ve had a lot of ice and snow in the past few weeks so there were tons of branches down and I found just the perfect Sycamore branch right outside my front door. I tucked it into the cabinet and it fit well, but I’m still rehabbing and didn’t have the doors back on yet, so to keep Mr. Curious Kitty from chewing it all up and making himself sick, I stuck it up on top, where it perfectly filled in the space between and above the vintage wicker picnic baskets I have up there and gracefully arched out over the front of the cabinet by just the right amount.

I pulled out some small vintage milk glass cups that I think were probably part of a child’s tea set, and the only halfway appropriate ribbon I could find, which was black satin (and trust me, way better than the alternatives of bright orange or yellow, not even sure why I have that) and set to work tying my cups onto the branches, making sure to choose spots where the branches were thick enough or the cup would rest on something so nothing would come crashing down. I L.O.V.E. how this turned out.

I'm linking to Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust's Fabulous Friday linky party (ok, so I'm a day late, that's pretty good in my world.) Pop over and check out everyone's favorite projects.


The Gutterflower Gypsy said...

I love that. I get some really pretty branches from my oak trees. Now to find a great place in the house for them. Thanks for the idea! - chivasmomma

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Thanks so much for linking this fun & creative project to Fab Friday!

Warmly, Michelle

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