Saturday, September 26, 2009

problem solving with some figs




someone brought a great surprise home last night...figs wrapped in brown mail paper, tied with a white grosgrain ribbon. i should have photographed them wrapped up...darn.

anyway, once i unwrapped them i realized they were over 4 feet long. and the branches are as thick as a 100 year old redwood....and we still are not equipped with our city dwellers chainsaw. so..the challenge was to find something that could support them. i tried several vessels, but none quite right.

then i remembered this old container i recently bought at the french sale. the poor guy has been sitting in the corner for over a month now.

the container was an investment, but the great branches that should last several weeks were only $18.00. bargain...go get some.

i think these bright green, unripened figs compliment this old zinc container. and for some reason, they are making the dining room look huge...... i guess big looks big.

8 comments:

Laura said...

simply MAGNIFICENT!

brock street said...

you can see these branches in person today....they are magnificent.

seabold vintage market said...

I absolutely love this post . . .it is ALL wonderful . . . the figs, the room, the photos!! Well done!!

red ticking said...

love the fig...love the container.. you find such great things... any strawberry jam in that cabinet?

Laura said...

Your home is simply elegant -- so tastefully done. Each piece looks as if it was inherited from a dear family member. I just wanted to kick off my shoes, have iced tea, a bite of pate and just stay a while! (smile)

mb said...

So glad to discover your blog. I love the serenity and air in your lovely home.

That's some awesome problem solving with the figs and husky container. Just beautiful.

Thanks.
Marybeth

Decorno said...

Can you tell me what paint colors are on your walls and trim? I am having a terrible time with color these days and am looking for something similar to what you have. (Love the figs on branches, by the way...)

A Perfect Gray said...

I do love your style...