Ha, that’s a really poor joke. Ahem.
So petrified wood is officially my new favourite accent table finish. I was gifted some coasters in this gorgeous material by a supplier recently and realised that I’d never really looked into using it before. The coasters look incredible combined with my agate set, also a gift – the natural veining of the minerals just looks incredible.
Basically (mini science lesson for you) the pieces of wood get pushed underground and totally squished up away from oxygen and the organic matter in them gradually turns into stone. Apparently it can take 100 or 100 million years. So some of these pieces are seriously seriously old (although I’m guessing those ones aren’t used for coasters…).
Anyhoo so this finish seems to mostly be used as an accent table, in fact I think in every single one of these pics, but I’ve seen a few other goodies around which I’ll share tomorrow.
It looks particularly dazzling paired with brass, à la:
And the collections of stumps in these next two are just divine:
What do you guys think? Is this your cuppa, or too I’m-studying-geology for you…?
Make sure you stop by for part deux tomorrow!