a bit of festive sparkle

glittery branches :: circle of pine trees blog

In my younger days, I was all about the glitter. Sparkly eyeshadow, glittery nail varnish… I used to carry a Pritt Stick in my makeup bag for glueing little stars to my cheekbones and frequently rocked a short, shimmery silver dress over a pair of tight black flares. Later, when I was an infant teacher, it was still all about the glitter and my classroom carpet would be covered by a thick layer of spangles for at least a month before Christmas. Recently, there has been a distinct lack of sparkle around here so, when Lou set the challenge of a table centrepiece for Nature in the Home this week, I snipped a few willow twigs, dug out a can of gold spray paint and picked up a large tube of gold glitter.

I found these to be a bit of a challenge to photograph in their entirety as there are absolutely no neutral backgrounds in the vicinity of our table! Still, I hope that the glitter shines through: these pretties are certainly bringing a sparkle of early festive cheer to my kitchen. Next time the boys bring a collection of sticks home I shall be tempted to give them the glitter treatment!

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