Natural Beauty

This summer I've been drawn to nature in my decorating. My last few posts have been on seashells, but there have been other natural beauties capturing my attention. Like this gorgeous fern below. I think the name of it is Squirrel Foot or Rabbits Foot fern. It has these amazing silky outgrowths that look like the foot of an animal.

Another natural element I love is quartz crystal . . . otherwise known as nature's bling. I tried to capture their beauty for you, but I couldn't. These gorgeous stones really satisfy my need for sparkle.

I'm starting to have crazy thoughts . . . like chucking anything in my house that isn't from nature and surrounding myself in a grotto full of seashells, quartz, and ferns. What do you think?


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH DEAR!!!! NOOOO! DON'T CHUCK! Rather, embellish gently, as you so know how to do! I love that white quartz and the soft!


Fleur de Bee said...

Hi Nancy! Interesting how our tastes and styles change and sometimes not at all, yet the world around us does! Loving all you decorate with, as always. Just let me know when I can move in so I can take a break from doing it tee hee!

xo Molly

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Nancy,
I'm with Anita, embellish gently...She is such a lovely lady. Thank you for yout visit. I tried to add you to my blog list, but Blogger said I reached my limit! How rude! I will keep trying though.
If it is agreeable with you I would love to sent you an email.
Bon week-end,

BonjourRomance said...

It is me again Nancy. I cannot seem to get the email link to work on your boutique page, could you be so kind as to forward me your email. I have an email button on the top left of my blog. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma belle, thank you for visiting! ENJOY THE WEEKEND! Anita

The Rustic Victorian said...

Isn't God good to give us such an amazing planet to care for. I do believe you have captured the crystal very well. My grandparents were rockhounds, had many rock shops, traveled/lived in an old school bus to digs, and I was introduce early of the earths treasures.
Breath the Beauty

LW said...

I think it is the seasons that make us crave change. And to fill are being in a different way. And for some, one season stands out more than the rest. I think you just may be a summer girl.
Please don’t chuck just embrace your season and embellish like Anita suggested.

I hope you are having a wonderful summmer...


Gabriela said...

Hello Nancy,

So glad to see you enjoying the healing powers of crystals...quartz and wonderful!

I also have tons of plants in my home...
Love ferns!

~ Gabriela ~

LissyLou said...

I have some gorgeous rose quartz in my helps with romance!! although i had the quartz in the bedroom before i knew and my hubbie are still loved up..who knows maybe its that!! hee hee

Love your header pic!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

hehehe, had to chuckle about throwing everything out part but I do love your natural elements Nancy. SO quietly beautiful. xoxo Heather

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That fern is incredible, Nancy.

NeereAnDear said...

Hey Ms Nancy,

I think that you should do what ever makes you happy... If you feel this need to chuck and surround with ferns and nature ... then go for it!! That is the whole purpose of decorating isnt it? To surround ourselves with things we love?

I know that whatever you do it will be what you need to do for you !!..

By the way ....I have the same kind of fern and I believe its actually called a "spider" fern... for the hairy spider legs that grow out of it... take a look LOL!!


Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Nancy,
You know, I'm with you on this one for certain. I love natural elements, a rock, a shell, a twig and it all has special meaning. Your photos are beautiful, I am especially loving the fern rising up to the Sun! Happy week to you, I really think you did that lovely quartz justice in it's beauty ;)
xo~Tracie said...

I love crystals and keep them around too. There is one right by my computer, peeking out from under my screen at me right now.

The French Bear said...

Beautiful, scared me at first the chucking part....thought you meant the quartz.....ha ha. I love ferns, but they always die...what is your secret?
In Ontario they have mines for amethyst, the lavender quartz and it is just beautiful... I wish now that I would have collected it as a child......before I moved away and they guard it now!!!
Love the idea of natural may be onto something Nancy!!!
Margaret B

shibori girl said...

Nancy, you have such a wonderful eye for beauty. Love those crystals!

Maybe when you're done chucking and changing your corner of the world you could stop in and do the same for mine? I don't have that kind of courage. :)



Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Nancy...thank you so much for popping over for a visit!!!
I see the fern you show us...if it's the one I'm thinking of over here we call it Hare's Foot Fern and I have one!!!
I think surrounding yourself with Nature sounds absolutely go girl...Dzintra♥x

CIELO said...

Very lovely blog.... I see faires fluttering around... come have tea with me! ;) Nice meeting you.


rochambeau said...

Mother Nature, she makes the best bling If you build your grotto~~~~~
I want to see!!!

Hugs to you Nancy ~
Enjoy your weekend!!


Chatelaine said...

Love quartz, especially rose quartz. I agree, just embellish with natural elements.

I pull out the seashells and beach glass in the summer but it only stays out from June- mid September.

Autumnal colors are waiting in the wings and I can't wait!

June said...

Nancy I love the rabbits foot fern too. They are so interesting in their form.
Hey if you start can always chuck things my way.hehe! I think since I have so much nature out my front and back door it satisfies my need for it. So I fill the house up with the 'junk' I love so much.
hugs to you dear one...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Beautiful, natural images! God is the ultimate designer! Art beyond measures. I love your attitude!