So much has been going on in life right now. One kid with a broken arm, the other one (and me) getting the flu, and fighting with a stressed-out spouse have kept me close to home the past few weeks.
This season, my theme is lightness. Light in spirit, heavy on love. I remind myself daily to keep it easy. Don’t get worked up about shit. A slower pace allows more time to think. And make stuff!
An idea for a holiday table centerpiece has been percolating in my brain. It started with a painted white tail deer antler. The antler makes a sweet curve and I wanted to wrap it around something.
I added a candle and little doe and buck figures, and set it upon moss. I like the juxtaposition of the big antler and tiny deer couple.
I felt the whole thing needed a base, so I found tree cross sections for the installations to sit on.
I even made one for myself!
When the season is over and it’s time for a change, the scene can be deconstructed and repurposed. The tree cross sections are great for serving hors d’oeuvres and also make a nice perch for a house plant. The moss looks pretty atop the soil of a potted plant, and the kids can play with the animal figures. The “flameless” candle is a perfect night light for a child’s room.
May your holiday be light!