I have some really talented friends that are awesome when it comes to decorating, building, and crafting on a budget. Recently, we took a spin through the University Village in Seattle for some inspiration. I immediately fell in love with this centerpiece from Room and Board:
After all – how much would you peg this simple contraption for? $15? $20?
Yeah, eep. I could probably buy an entire dining room set for that price, so sorry Charlie.
So off to the thrift store we went. My pal Susan spied a cute metal rack that I thought might work. Susan has a good eye for these things so I spent $5 on my Goodwill’d version. Now I loved LOVED the lemons I saw at Room & Board, but all I had were the smallish Meyer lemons. And I didn’t have enough of them. My friend Sarah suggested maybe I should buy some fake fruit but *ahem!* this is functional art, my friend. We’re only going to be using real fruit.
But somehow a week or so later I can’t help but feel that a few shriveled & moldy Meyer lemons is not the look I was going for. With that, I give you my submission to the #nailedit meme:
Maybe I should suck it up and take Sarah’s advice buy some larger, fake fruit instead.