I’ve always known nature will lovingly help decorate your living space if you let it. The pine cones on my mantle are special because one came from our yard (I used it at Christmastime and kept it in the mantle mix) and the small, perfectly shaped addition was right by my drivers side car door when I came out of @ADAC one day last year. (If you take time to actually notice people, places and things around you, your life will be elevated on many levels!) Crystals and geodes offer positive vibes in addition to being awesome eye candy. My husband and I have added to our collection over the years. I bought this amethyst starburst geode on the acrylic stand as a birthday gift for myself 3 years ago at the @horchow pop shop at @neimanmarcus @lenoxsqmall. I remember receiving the Horchow catalog when I was younger and I thought its contents so chic and glamorous. My husband and I love birds and the feather is from an owl that hung out in our yard all afternoon until early evening. As it finally flew away the feather landed on the handrail of our deck right in front of us. The blue green vases were purchased a few years ago when we visited the Asheville Craft Fair with our friends who live in Spartanburg, SC. Their natural beauty and the process behind creating them inspires me daily. In my kitchen I have this lovely vignette to bring me joy - more of nature that found its way into our home. First of all this niche was designed and built by my husband with wood that was in our basement when we bought this house. There is a similar niche in the main hallway and we used it as a springboard for this one one in the kitchen. Personally, I love plants in the kitchen! I Iove plants in every room! This cheerful yellow plant pot was given to me by a friend who know my love of plants and flowers and of the color yellow. All the rocks on the lower shelf came from a creek we stopped to enjoy on our adventure to the Grand Canyon, leaving from Scottsdale, AZ. I feel blessed to see them each day and be reminded of that trip. I guess it’s fair to say living with nature is second nature to us. We wouldn’t have it any other way.