I know that I am late to this dance – the moss ball that is. Moss balls have been around for years now. In fact, they might have come and gone by now, but that’s okay. I finally found some that I like and I bought 15 of them. That’s right – 15!!!! I stopped by my favorite consignment shop recently to drop something off, and I took a look around. It seems that every time I do some browsing there, I end up buying something, and this time was no different. Julie had a few collections of moss balls here and there, and I knew I needed some for a wooden bowl of mine. The nice thing about her shop (Room Service for you locals) is that in addition to carrying consignment furniture, she goes to market several times a year and has a great selection of new accessories.
I bought this bowl last year when we were in Zambia. It is handmade and lovely. It sits on a cherry sideboard that we have in our great room. I learned recently when listening to a podcast that my cherry sideboard is dated and out of style. Whomp, whomp. It’s one of my favorite pieces in the house, and I often see one just like it on the news when they are showing a certain room in the White House. So, if it’s good enough for the White House, then it is good enough for me. Okay – that’s the end of that rant. Anyway, I knew the wooden bowl needed some color, and I was thinking that moss balls would be the perfect filler.
I was right. They look so nice in the bowl and really add some life to the vignette on the sideboard.
The orchid that I received for Mother’s Day is about to bloom, and its purple blossoms will really pop against all of the green.
There are also other ways to use them. Anita from Cedarhill Farmhouse stacks hers on beautiful candlesticks.
Look how beautiful they look on the Edith and Evelyn Vintage blog where there are several different sizes.
And one more……Here they are looking cute in a big wire basket from The Yellow Cape Cod blog.
If you look on Pinterest, you can find lots more cute uses for them. I might need to go buy some more. (;