1. Martha Stewart Living faux bois rug from Home Decorators Collection | 2. Gilded twig hair pins from Woodland Belle | 3. Monty the Fox from Sara Carr | 4. Funky tree rubber stamps from Green Garden Stamps | 5. Raccoon sleep mask from Le Neko Noir | 6. Big bunny ring from Digby & Iona | 7. Owl peephole cover from cocobohème via Pinterest
I grew up in suburban Connecticut, and although I love life in New York, I sometimes miss being surrounded by nature. Trees! Grass! Birds other than pigeons! There was a menagerie of woodland critters that were regulars around our house – deer often stopped by to nibble at my parents’ plants and flowers (much to their dismay). A fat groundhog would waddle to a flat rock in our backyard to sunbathe on warm days, and two chittering chipmunks made their home under a log in the garden.
My mom once bought an ice cream cake for my dad’s birthday in January. Finding no room in the fridge, she left it outside on the patio, only to have the whole thing carried off by raccoons in the middle of the night. Oops! Perhaps we should have left them some party hats as well?