I know this is the wrong time to do a deep post when hot chocolate gets preference over tea and real paves way for dreamy, but I really wanted to talk about these branches that have quite taken the designers by fancy. Manzanita branches are in fashion and I am wondering whether it’s here to stay.
You know, of course barring some ideas that are surprisingly original, I’m a copy cat chic. I am hooked to blogs 24-7 and have been called names and adjectives for doing so. But it doesn’t matter to moi. I am a complete sucker for fresh inspiration and DIY crafts that involves minimum expenditure. Hence, on one of those blog-looking-marathon when I saw these apparently very “in” Manzanita Branches and the fact that they are being sold at some exorbitant prices, worldwide, my brain pondered upon the most probable question: “Is it worth $349?”. The lowest is $48!
Well, what exactly are we paying $349 for? A reddish brown shrub, devoid of its leaves and dressed according to occasion. Aren’t those our dry neighbourhood branches that the sweeper often throws away? Whoa. It’s only the looks. There is no other significance of the so hyped branch unless it has some medicinal properties that Im not aware of.
The next probable question. If I’m to invest 349$ at all in a branch, would it be useful to me? Herein comes the question: is it a classic or a fad! Well, personally I do think a great looking branch is a classic. It can really never go out of place. If you have that kind of money to splurge on a branch, I’d say go ahead.
The Tru Suggestion
Here comes the self proclaimed manzanita Tree reviewer’s final verdict. Pick up one of those as your centerpiece but before hitting a fancy store, take a walk through the wild side, would ya? Stroll around in the woods and you are most likely to find a tree absolutely free. Like I did.
They are worth the show, but about the money I would like to be zipped. They are classics yes and not fad at all. Dress them rustic or coastal or sprinkle a bit of silver if you want and it can change your space to something that’s totally fashionable. But blings and chains on them might be a fad. Dont fall for it. It will lose charm.
Also, get your hands on a bare real tree than fake, metal and already dressed ones. That opens up possibilities.
Have a great week ahead if anyone’s reading.