Something as simple as an oddly shaped tree branch found on a hike could easily become a unique sculptural centerpiece, or use it as part of an assemblage with other found objects. Fill niches with objects from nature…twigs, branches, seashells, stone filled glass vases. For and extra bit of punch, back-light or up-light this arrangement. Giant tumbleweeds make the best 3-D wall art in a high stairwell. To create an edgy feel to nature, paint branches in a high gloss paint in bold colors.

Focus on the Earth’s beauty by accessorizing with natural objects. This dresser, made from salvaged oak, is outfitted with twisted tree roots, a lamp with a driftwood base, and framed photographs of greenery. The grass wallpaper is an especially earthy touch, the room would not be the same without it.

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JOKE OF THE DAY: If a woman is upset, hold her and tell her how beautiful she is. If she starts to growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate at her.

ANOTHER NOT-SO-JOKE-OF-THE-DAY: I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in my tree house coloring and eating fruit loops.

JULY 27th IS: National Sleepy Head Day (Finland) – Finnish tradition, which dictates that the last person sleeping in the house must be woken up with water or by being thrown in a body of water.

HAPPY JULY 27 BIRTHDAY TO: A-Rod 38, Maya Rudolph 41, Julian McMahon 44, Jerry Van Dyke 82, Betty Thomas 65, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau 43, Jonathon Rhys Myers 36, Bobbie Gentrie 69, Norman Lear 91, Nick Hogan 23, and Seamus Deaver 37.

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