Autumnal Decor: Dreamcatchers (Yes, Dreamcatchers)

Autumnal Decor: Dreamcatchers (Yes, Dreamcatchers)

Tess Wilson
Sep 16, 2011

Alright! It's been awhile since we've had a good debate, and I am excited. The proposition I will be defending: Dreamcatchers can be awesome. Let the opening statements, rebuttals, and closing arguments begin!

Dreamcatchers embody the beauty of spiderwebs, without being too Halloweeny. Spiderwebs are a gorgeously autumnal theme to decorate with this time of year, but they can be a bit too specifically spooky. Dreamcatchers have the same delicate threads interwoven in fascinating ways, without the scary spider.

Removed from their macrame/toadstool/crystal clutter associations, dreamcatchers are lovely. A wide-open hoop and scraps of beloved materials — these things can be done in simple, new ways.

In a spare, modern home, almost anything can look good. I would love to hang the white dreamcatcher on my bare white wall, above my elegant rustic wood bench, creating a clean, serene spot to sit and dream.

In a rustic home, dreamcatchers bring the coziness. Just imagine: a fire crackling, a hand-thrown mug of cider, a hot pink Navajo blanket wrapped around your shoulders, and a homemade dreamcatcher hanging on the rough-hewn wooden walls. Fall paradise!

Dreamcatchers are a great way to use cherished scraps & treasures. I think it would be fun to make one that resembles Land-Rich's blue version, using scraps from all the pairs of jeans I've worn out this year.

What would autumn — and home — be without a little magic? Nothing very special.

The beautiful handmade dreamcatchers (available in white, black, green, blue, and red) are made by Land-Rich. The cute painting is a mystery: does anyone know the artist? But more crucially, what's your take on dreamcatchers?

Images: 1.-4. Land-Rich, 2. Favim, artist unknown

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