A branch from an unidentified tree (perhaps crabapple).
We snipped this and encouraged it to bloom inside.
I hope you enjoy these two bits of prettiness! I love bringing the outdoors in, and forcing branches is a particularly fun way to do that.
My next blog entry will return us to Darjeeling. It's been a crazy-busy work week for me, and I've not had the time needed for a detailed posting.
The photo below shows how I repurposed some tin cans. I love the bright colors. I saw this idea on Pinterest. The crafter recommended spray paint, and I now know why! Painting onto metal (without priming) yields streaks. I finally embraced the streaks as texture. ;-) I used fabric (secured with rubber cement) for the adornments.