The need to bring Palm fronds in my home was ignited by Billy Innes in 2005. She was an interior designer with her own shop in High Street Prahran, Victoria -Bliink Interiors.
I was very lucky to be invited to her home, and there I sighted an arrangement of palm fronds in a large basket in the corner – they were the feature of the room, and looked amazing and so different to the normal home decorations.
So the hunt began.
Whilst sitting in her home I started wondering how I could get my hands on some? And I wasn’t about to climb a palm tree for them!
As luck would have it Melbourne was struck by a violent storm the following week, and the 100km plus winds caused a huge amount of damage across the city. It also caused numerous palm fronds to drop from the palm trees around Albert Park Lake. As any sane woman would, I stuffed as many as I could into my small hatchback and took them home to fulfil my needs.
I did have to spray them quite generously with fly/spider/ant spray and leave them outside for a few days before they became the centrepiece in my lounge room, as they had in Billy’s.
I have since decided to use them as my Christmas tree each year, as you can see in the photo, they can be jazzed-up quite nicely.