#ayearofbringingnatureinside, Floristry, Foraging

A Year of Bringing Nature Inside – Week 52/52

29th December 2018

At the beginning of 2018 I embarked on a yearlong challenge to decorate my home every week with materials that were foraged, gathered or homegrown. I wanted to stop buying commercially grown flowers and to try to embrace the seasons more.

I am pleased to report that I haven’t bought flowers for myself all year (although I have enjoyed a few gifts from others) and I am now sharing my final arrangement for week 52 of #ayearofbringingnatureinside

Sadly we have all been ill over Christmas but managed to hit our local cycle path this morning for the biggest boy to stretch his legs. On my walk I came across some beautiful hips, which I believe are from a dog rose. At first I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with them but then I was at my parents’ house after and spotted a beautiful enamel candlestick holder and instantly knew it would look great with the rosehips in. I have been fancying a candlestick holder like this for ages and I am not disappointed with how it looks on my mantelpiece (especially with the addition of the hips). Guess I will have to keep my eyes open for one to treat myself to. For the meantime I am borrowing this one and seeing how long the hips last.

I can’t believe this is my last post for #ayearofbringingnatureinside – it has certainly been a challenge to keep it up every week, but on the whole I have loved getting out in the garden and in our local countryside and seeing what I can find to take into my home.

It has been wonderful to also have a few people join me on my challenge and if you would like to share any final creations please head on over to Instagram and use the hashtag #ayearofbringingnatureinside

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