Our living room is not decorated using
overly feminine pieces
because a man lives here, too.
This season calls for a more rustic theme
that can be enjoyed by both a man
and a woman. I do have candles, a dried
floral and tree cones, for a nod to
the softer side, but nothing too flowery.
The soft muted colors of nature are soothing
and draws one closer to see the variety of
patterns and textures ~ in the stone of the fireplace,
the cones and the feathers.
I use things that we collect from nature
and that we both appreciate.
A pheasant feather arrangement gives the feel
of a floral arrangement for me but is masculine in
appeal for him.
Outdoorsy pear scented candle and a creamy
greenish colored dried hydrangea are feminine
yet not overpoweringly 'sweet'.
We both enjoy the wildness of the game birds
for their beauty and grace..
a shed antler that signifies the strength and cunning of
God's creatures and recollections of
'the thrill of the hunt' for him.
Beautiful old books are welcomed by both he and I.
Our Autumn mantel is a harmonious balance
of the wild outdoors and its natural beauty
that we can both enjoy together.
Joining The House In The Roses
"I am my beloveds, and my beloved is mine"
Solomon's Song 6:3