Monday, October 11, 2010

Decorating with Branches

I have seen many blogs out there mention CSN stores, and host giveaways. I have been amazed and what you can buy from them online! I was contacted by the folks at CSN to review a product, and I was delighted to oblige! CSN has an incredible selection of items for sale online, from dining room chairs, to decor items, to horse paraphinalia, perfect for my horse obsessed daughter. I look forward to working with CSN.....stay tuned for my review soon!

I have always been drawn to decorating with natural elements. As I prepare my home for fall, I find myself reaching for gourds, squash, rafia, and branches. Recently my hubby had to quite harshly prune back our Curly Willow tree which was starting to cause some damage to the roof of our guest house. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to harvest some new branches!

Good thing Willow's are hardy! We pruned this tree quite drastically this year.

There are a lot of curly lovelies to choose from!

They fill this urn in my dining room quite nicely.

I am looking for an antique piece for this corner, but for now, I like this look. I'm trying to decide if I'll spray paint these branches white...hmmm, live with them like this for now and think on it.

More branches from the Curly Willow in the front entry.

I bought these bunches at a local farmers market.

A Willow branch wreath left on our side door by the previous home owners.

Bunches of Maple branches in an umbrella stand. Simple, yet effective.

Pull on some boots, grab a tea-to-go and a pair of pruners and head outside. Perhaps the perfect decor for those autumn touches in your home are just outside your door!

Linking to my favorite Parties!


katskraps4kids said...[Reply to comment]

Oh those look so good! And I LOVE that pumkin by your umbrella stand. I keep seeing the branches used to and it is an easy way to bring testure in- and cheap too. I love your willow branches. They look really pretty being all curly. I keep saying i am gonna go find some (I live near the woods) but I jsut keep staying in here- blog stalking. =0)

Chrissy said...[Reply to comment]

I love these decorating ideas. Guess I have to sneak into our neighbors garden and steal some branches from their willow tree ;)
I wouldn't paint the branches white. They look so nice just the way they are.


Amanda said...[Reply to comment]

What a great way to bring the outdoors inside!

I love your blog! If you get a minute, come over and take a look at mine!

Emily @ LaForce Be With You said...[Reply to comment]

Wow, great idea to use branches for cheap and nice looking decor! They look wonderful! I'm stopping by from Its So Very Cheri.

Magnolia said...[Reply to comment]

I love decorating with branches! Thanks for the inspiration!
Happily visiting from It's So Very Cheri!

Janet said...[Reply to comment]

I love how you used the branches. Your entry table is fabulous.

Stopping by from Its So Very Cheri.


Claire said...[Reply to comment]

That curly willow tree is very generous! Love their shapes! I'm your newest follower-come on over to visit!

Rita @ said...[Reply to comment]

Great inspirational post! Thanks for sharing!

blesid said...[Reply to comment]

You brought back some wonderful memories of our first home. We were so excited and just had to landscape our tiny backyard and plant a curly willow tree. Within a year our yard and house were overtaken and we had to move! Not really, but we did move and the new owners cut down our curly willow, not that I blame them! It was out of control, but sure made for some nice filler! jules

Lisa said...[Reply to comment]

Your ideas are so pretty and it's so nice to bring some of the outdoor nature inside your house.

Laurie Jones said...[Reply to comment]

Very very pretty and I say go for it and paint those branches white they'd make a great impact!

Linda Q said...[Reply to comment]

Oh that all looks great and I want to come mug your curly willow tree. I have been wanting some branches off one for some time.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

Love it! The willow branches look amazing where you have placed them. I love decorating with nature finds!! I host a party -feathered nest Friday - at my blog if you would like to join in sometime. It's all about decorating inspirations! :) said...[Reply to comment]

That looks so good. Such a fan of sticks.

The Autocrat: Haley said...[Reply to comment]

I love branches! You did a really nice job with all of the arrangements.

Denise Marie said...[Reply to comment]

love it all. I've thrown some branches into the mulch pile thinking they'd be cool for display.

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...[Reply to comment]

Leave the branches in the corner as they are! They look perfect!

ImagineCozy said...[Reply to comment]

I love decorating with twigs and branches. They are a perfect natural element to place in your home. So nice that you have such a great tree right in your own yard. You have done a lovely job with placing them in your home.

Jen T said...[Reply to comment]

Very cool!! Thanks for the great ideas. Jen

FrenchCountry said...[Reply to comment]

Love these ideas! Thank you! Very inspiring and romantic in the same time! We live in the woods so there are A LOT of branches! Now I know what to do with them!

Claudia from FrenchCountry

Remodelaholic said...[Reply to comment]

These are some great ideas!

I wanted to let you know, although I am slow to get to it, that I love this party link and am planning on featuring it on my craft blog, Polly Want a Crafter! I hope you get some great traffic. The post is set for 11/11 @ 12:30 Pm CST

Thanks, Cassity