After the holidays are over and every little decoration and treasure are put away I’m never quite ready to fill up every shelf, table and bookcase with more ‘things and stuff.’ I kind of like the minimalist look, for a little while at least. I think it reflects the cool, gray weather outside.
With everything emptied out it’s also an opportunity to change things up a bit. That’s what I did with a collection of sweet sake cups. I lined them up and filled them with things foraged from the yard. It was fun to wander with my clippers looking for a bit of life in a soggy winter garden.
The cups came to me housed in a beautiful ceramic bowl and I love how they look so tidy, ready for enjoying a glass of warm sake. Unfortunately, they seemed to get lost without a proper place to be showcased. I decided to bring them out in the open and set them on the mantle.
From the foraged bits and pieces I enjoyed picking and choosing little groupings to mix and match, for each cup. I always enjoy bringing a bit of the outside indoors. Herbs, ferns, twigs and evergreens, each tucked into their own individual little cup. It’s a fun change for the season.