Pirate's Cove Nova Scotia by Julie Smith
I have always had a fascination for trees, especially when the branches are bare and all gnarly! I know, how exciting I hear you say.... Well over the years I have taken many photos of trees upright and fallen. Some of my favourites have been of driftwood by the ocean in England and Nova Scotia. On my recent trip to Toronto I noticed how driftwood in design was popping up everywhere. It's not a new thing but its use has been reinvented in different ways. At most cottages you can see bits of nature adorning a shelf or a coffee table, but now driftwood is used in the most modern of homes, large and small giving an eclectic, simplistic feel.The best way to use it is in small doses, don't over do it filling your room with driftwood "nick nacks"! A great lamp base or a table, possibly a framed mirror or just a beautiful sculptural piece. I always have some wood in my home but I'm feeling like it's time for something new, perhaps I will even make it myself when I find pieces that have meaning and memory attached to them. Take a look at these inspirational pieces I found.
Next time you are at the cottage or on the beach take a look around you never know what you might find! (Check if you are allowed to remove it first, there are some laws about it!!)