And no, you don't have to live in Arizona to indulge in a little tex-mex. Both indoor and outdoor style is boasting that Southwest flair.
Recently, while shopping for the baby, I noticed many clothes featuring cacti, earth-tones, rough textures, terra cotta motives, and brightly colored fabrics in hues of orange, red and yellow.
Cacti are sprouting up everywhere these days from cupcakes, cards and bedding to adorning just about every magazine cover.
My mom gave me a cacti salt and pepper set. Love.
She also scored some adorable cacti erasers. Too cute!
So I'm going to be thrilled if you win this Prickly Pear Wreath from Desert Steel (ARV $250). Use indoors or out. How fun is that?
How to enter to WIN!
Simply fill out the SweepWidget form at the bottom of this post!
Why we love Desert Steel!
This is why I'm practically shouting off the rooftops how much I enjoy Desert Steel decor.
Tom and I are amazed at their ability to reinvent themselves with new, innovative products in such bold and beautiful color. The craftsmanship invested in Desert Steel always astounds us.
And we thrive on American born and bred companies. Don't you? Desert Steel products are lovingly handmade in Wichita, KS.
The process starts with a milled sheet of galvanized steel and then it's cut, bent, folded and welded together.
So unlike paint, this color will not alter or fade over time. It also won't rust or corrode. Longstanding bright and bold color wins our hearts every time!
When you get the chance, make sure you browse their website to see the magnitude of what they have to offer!
One of Tom's friends bought torches and solar lights for his wife as a surprise present. She was absolutely thrilled!
I think you will be too when you examine for yourself the high caliber of their work.
Beauty marries function in every piece they hand-fashion.
Painstaking detail is delightful
What a wonderful way to welcome guests! Oh, the compliments I receive. Rave on!
Surprisingly, it's usually the "flaws" and imperfections that make a piece seem more realistic.
Why? Because there is no perfect plant of course! Real foliage will have some blemishes and that's the way it ought to be.
The Prickly Pear Wreath is amazingly realistic in all the tiny details.
It's fantastic that the Prickly Pear Wreath can usher in guests as a front door adornment, but will look equally lovely in any room of your home.
How about dedicating a space in your house with a Southwest theme? Bingo! Your new Desert Steel Prickly Pear Wreath just became the focal point of that room.
Don't you love it when one piece inspires a space to be more vibrant and exciting!
Who wants to venture outside the house anyhow? Not this germaphobe.
- All-weather, galvanized steel construction
- Sun will not fade
- Rust resistant
- Realistic patina finish
- Hanging ring and felt pads included
- Handmade in Kansas
Opuntia Chollas, Prickly Pear Fast Facts!
- Height: 2-15'
- Blooms: Spring, Summer
- Exposure: Sun
- Hardiness: 35 degrees F.
There are three distinct groups on the genus Opuntia based on growth form: the prickly pears that have flat-jointed pads, one growing out of the other; the tall cylindrical-jointed chollas; and the dwarf species with globular or cylindrical stems.
Decor that last years....
Being of a minimalist mindset, (although if you've been to my house....you may disagree), I get the urge to purge.
Not this time. I never cease to stare at this unique showpiece.
Only once did I visit the great west and see a prickly pear cactus in person. It was a fabulous experience.
Too many homes these days are too plain. Do you know what I mean? Bland. Boring. Uninspiring.
Sparkling clean homes but lacking in character and imagination. It's time to spice up those lackluster spaces with a Prickly Pear Wreath from the fabulous Desert Steel.
Let's make a little Mexican food and live the good life creating home environments that take us to those far away places.
Add some warmth and comfort today with this marvelous Prickly Pear Wreath! Desert Steel style, of course!