Whether collecting acorns, drying flowers, or framing herbaria, I think it is charming to bring nature inside. There are many easy ways to style using nature. Grab some pine cones for an empty bowl, for example. Such an interesting way to fill a vessel. I love displaying bowls but sometimes an empty one looks a bit lonely. Filling it with pine cones or seed pods adds warmth and texture.
So take a stroll through the garden or neighborhood and happy gathering!
No, this is not scented potpourri :-) I placed poppy pods from a friend's garden in this antique marble bowl. I love the way it picks up the color of the metal plant stand I use as a table. The antique barrel back chair is Swedish.
Mini pine cones and pods (from Flamant in Brussels) on 19th Cen Swedish Gustavian writing table.
Antique books on North American birds and eggs. The quail eggs are from eBay.
Sorry, I'm hoarding these books....they are not for sale :-(
If you do not like using real eggs, try terra cotta or wooden ones. I found these terra cotta eggs (not old) in Sweden.
Annabelle hydrangeas from my garden are tied with grosgrain ribbon. The Swedish Gustavian chest has reeded top drawers.
Antique English majolica dishes inspired by nature.
The acorns are from Terrain.
Dried lilies of the valley and vintage botanicals on Swedish writing table
Mocha on the lookout for squirrels who are also searching for acorns. Mocha would like to remind us that birds and other wildlife rely on nuts and seeds for food, so please be mindful and leave some for her friends.