I guess it's like when you decide to try to lose a few pounds, and suddenly all you can think of is apple crisp with vanilla ice cream and warm caramel sauce.
In winter, when most of the outdoors is dormant, I start craving nature indoors.
Meet our dining room mantel...
Lavender and basil plants from Trader Joe's. They're easy on the after-Christmas pocketbook, and last longer than fresh-cut flowers.
A little cup, used as a candle holder, reminds me of people-watching and cafe au laits in Paris. Stacks of time-worn vintage books add some coziness to our dining room.
Now, all we're missing is that apple crisp! ;)