whether your campagna is Italy, France, England, or here in the US, the key is bringing the spirit of the region into your home. It's more than just buying an Italian vase or buying a sign that says "vino" it's about the colors, the style of furniture, the creatures, the plants, the flowers, and smells of the region that truly inspire. Examples... Italy is so varied in it's landscape, from Tuscany, with its tall trees reaching to the sky, or grapes and lavender permeating the air, and fresh baked bread lofting from shops...bringing in a lovely painting of something you would see or find there makes it true, with walls painted an earthtone or adding some lavender in terra cotta planters, simple things make the biggest impact. Or Sicily, with its citrus tree campagna's leading to private beaches, again, a painting inspired by the region, with bowls of lemons or limes, and perhaps a jasmine or lemon scented candle to give you the experience of being there. Here in the U.S. we have so many many beautiful campagna's (countrysides) many surrounded by flowers and lakes, mountains, and even beaches. Clip some wildflowers and pop them in a mason jar, well placed art of farmyards, roosters, and birds you'd find in your favorite campagna, or maybe a lovely birdhouse to welcome them:-) It's all about simplicity, breaking down all the little elements you love about your favorite getaway and bringing them, authentically into your home...here are a few of our treasures that inspire us...
the gathering garden, gifts inspired by nature