If you ever spent time hiking in California, you came across many a Manzanita, an evergreen shrub indigenous to the West. Its size and shape can range from a low-lying bush to a multi branched tree. The twiggy branches are a beautiful mahogany color. Both the shape and color of the branches make them perfect decorative pieces. Take a look at some examples of how they can be used to add drama to a space.
At a corporate event this large branch holds personalized name tags for its guests.
Placing a manzanita branch on a large table gives it room to span out and show off its beauty.
This one is mine. Spray painted white and hung on a bathroom wall above the toilet , it represents a feng shui technique that combats downward flushing energy. The kids look forward to seeing the decorations change with the seasons: eggs for Easter, ghosts for Halloween, baubles for Christmas...