I was glad to pull the painted end tables out of the basement. The pink chippy table fit the spot perfect, although secretly I hope it never sells (don't tell my husband). I've got on display an assortment of cards, pillows, jewelry & such!
The birch trees are a prop that I consider one of my finer inventions!
I needed to cut a few birch out of my hammock area, so they were put to good use as banner hangers! Bagging up the ugly cement in burlap was a great disguise. They are heavy, tall & cumbersome...but once they get where they need to be, it's worth it. They fit so tightly in the pickup truck bed (at an angle), one more inch would have been trouble!
Push pins work great & things can be strung here & there at all different heights! They offer a rustic look & vertical possibilities. The inspiration came from a photograph floating around blogs. It showed a romantic winter scene with a snowy garden bench nestled beneath a grapevine arbor that was draped with snowflake Christmas lights. I wanted mobile posts to string lights from, over my bench. With no snow this year to stabilize my trees, they kept blowing over in the wind. So, the new INDOOR use was conjured up!