Tuesday, October 30, 2012

new accessory...

If you've been reading any time at all you know I'm a big fan of cruising through
 your yard, and bringing nature inside to add texture and life to your home.
Free, quick, and convenient ~ it's so easy to clip flowers, herbs, branches, or
 greenery from trees and shrubs. However, I think this is a first, do you know what it is? 

My newest coffee table accessory...



 A closer look...


 I turned it over for you...


 A closeup of the colors...right on trend!


I liked the juxtaposition of it on the brass tray.
The gold and leopard tray was an inexpensive diy here,
an easy transformation of a $2.99 clear plastic Ikea tray. 


It's a Paper Wasp Nest, I found the one below online to show you.
Wasps gather fibers from dead wood and plant stems, which they mix with saliva,
 and use to construct water-resistant nests made of gray or brown papery material.


  We spotted it up in our tree after all the leaves had fallen,
and found it on the ground a couple days later after some brisk winds.


The muted hues in their marbled pattern and intricate layers couldn't be
 more intriguing...nature at its best.



17 comments:

cindy said...

I knew what it was! I am a nest collector too! Nests are so amazing to me. I am humbled when looking at their intricate construction by the beauty and ingenuity of Mother Nature! My nests have never looked as chic as your though, love how you featured it.

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow - that looks so cool on display! I love that you thought to bring it in and put it on the tray - that display is SO pretty and interesting!

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Now that is a conversation piece! I am always in awe of amazing feats of construction like this.

Holly said...

It looks very faux bois. You're brave - I couldn't bring that into our house. Happy Halloween!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so cool! i thought it was a nest of abee or wasp when i saw it. :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Very creative...I love bringing nature inside.

ChicLiving said...

Never would have guessed! Looks beautiful on the tray :)

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

What a great conversation piece!..... who knew? Clever and beautiful as usual.

Dana Frieling said...

That's really cool. God's the most talented artist I know!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Hopefully no one is still hiding in there :} Very cool!

Lori said...

So cool. I love the intricate layers- like a pretty onion!

Nancy said...

Very cool unique vignette! I think those are amazing hives and Ive had them here as well, but never thought of decorating around it! Youre always thinking/creating! you wonderful lady!
xo Nancy
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Leslie said...

Wow! We just discovered one in an old wine barrel we bought for some climbing roses. Glad they are no longer inhabiting their home, right?? :) Very interesting idea Pam!

Captain Micah said...

Oh my goodness! At first glance, I thought that it was a dead bird! hahahhaa!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

That is so cool! Love that you found the beauty in it and hauled it inside and added it to your decor!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love that...I have never seen a nest like that...just the "honeycomb" type of nest!....I love the texture!!

SHERRY HART said...

I would have never figured that out!!! I looks great though and the color is awesome!

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