Ever since I read an issue of Martha Stewart Living with an article on driftwood, I’ve been dying to incorporate some of it as decor in my own home. I’m not 100% sure where driftwood is “indigenous” but, I can promise you that it’s hard to find it in Florida.
About a year ago, I searched and searched (and dragged my sister-in-law with me) on the Florida coast and was able to find one piece that I decided to take home. I went to all of the trouble of cleaning it and drying it in the sun only to let it sit in my garage for months after that, not really sure how to use it.
I ended up getting rid of it a few months ago thinking that the possibility of driftwood decorating was over…then, we went to North Carolina, and we went kayking on a lake surrounded by trees and mountains and I found more driftwood! This most recent piece of driftwood that I found has waaay more character than the first. The first piece was very flat, so if I were to lay it on a table or chest, it wouldn’t stand up as a feature. The piece that I found on our recent vacation is all kinds of interesting.
I could make some sort of candelabra. It might require drilling, as well, and I am not sure that I’d want to use real candles (maybe those battery powered tea lights, instead) but, I like the thought of driftwood and candlelight.