Last week this happened.
One minute you have a storm with torrential rain and high winds and thunder and lightening.
And the next minute you have sunshine and hay and green grass and blue skies….
….and a tree down.
Here’s a larger view of our fallen comrade.
It narrowly missed the trampoline.
Which, incidentally, was the main concern of the little thistles.
Some people might see this and weep.
Some people might see this and see tragedy and darkness and sorrow and sadness.
I’m a home decor blogger.
I saw only the opportunity.
I had just seen these wood slices at a market on sale.
They were selling wood.
Giant, wonderful, large slices of wood with peeling bark and aged patina.
And I was so all about the look and how they stacked them and created a display that I almost bought a few.
I was this close to putting a few wood slices home in my shopping cart.
And I’m so glad I didn’t.
Because now I have my own wood slice stash to decorate with for the holidays.
Can’t you just see the possibilities?
I’m thinking wood slice chargers (there are a whole bunch that are larger than these).
And a monogram painted on the center of the wood slice to hang from the center of a wreath.
A chalkboard wood slice for the kitchen.
Maybe a plate stand for the kitchen.
And to get started on my wood slice journey, I just took a few and stacked them up to make a centerpiece in the family room.
I added some dried hydrangea.
And some grasses and a nest.
Thank you glorious, wonderful, amazing, incredible storm.
You swept in with your scary lightening and mean thunder and powerful winds and tried to do your worst.
But all you really did…..
….was help with fall decorating. 🙂