I try & get out for a journey each spring with my boys to find a handful of pussy willows. Some years, it's snowy still. This state is so horribly unpredictable!!! This year was pleasant, yet cool.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE using wood and other elements from nature in decorating. I collect it here and there. Why not enjoy the outdoors, indoors too???
The old flat wooden box, was my father's. I got it, and about 50 lbs. of junk screws & bolts from his pole shed. The red tin was his also. The finish on it is so nice & rustic. The clay vase, which fails to hold water, can only hold dry sprigs. Pussy willows continue to open and mature when in water. So a person is best off NOT to keep them in a watery vase. They make a messy pollen that drops everywhere after a few weeks.