Artists are constantly seeking new sources of inspiration, however, sometimes revisiting the past can be just as inspiring. This week, Charlene revisited one of her favorite places for inspiration- Terrain. Terrain is a... retail experience to say the least, and it's located about 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Not only do they offer home decor and gardening materials, they feature artisanal bath products, fine linens, specialty dishware, an array of lifestyle books, a restaurant, and a cafe!

When you first arrive at Terrain, you are greeted by a distressed brick pathway, an array of garden sheds, and beautiful white birch trees that scream, "CHARLENE!" This place is her idea of a playground to say the least.

See how happy Terrain makes Charlene? (We're just happy that she's happy :) )

See how happy Terrain makes Charlene? (We're just happy that she's happy :) )

From the moment you step foot on the distressed brick path, you are transformed into a world of natural beauty. Charlene appreciates the kind of beauty the Earth has to offer, and she takes her time examining every branch, petal, and root that awaits her. As mentioned in our previous blog post, Spring is 'flowering branch season', so Charlene, an avid gardener, picked out a few of her favorite flowering branches to add to her home garden.

Continuing along the path, one cannot help but notice how perfect Terrain is for Charlene's imagination. I mean, it's is an intersection of at least two of her favorite things: nature & rustic materials.

From the outside, the cafe was so unassuming. It looked like it would be anywhere in Small Town, USA.

But, then I remembered that this place was on Charlene's radar. So it came as no surprise to see these gems right beyond the old, rickety door:

These white birch poles can be found everywhere now (even at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx). Your local contractor can make this for you as a backdrop at a barn wedding or party!

These white birch poles can be found everywhere now (even at HomeGoods and TJ Maxx). Your local contractor can make this for you as a backdrop at a barn wedding or party!

Charlene loves the old-world feeling of succulents and that they don't require a lot of maintenance. She loves the texture of the leaves, and the muted tones.

Charlene loves the old-world feeling of succulents and that they don't require a lot of maintenance. She loves the texture of the leaves, and the muted tones.

This sap bucket would be a great vessel to hold your flatware or simply used as a centerpiece.

This sap bucket would be a great vessel to hold your flatware or simply used as a centerpiece.

Charlene loves dried flowers as much as fresh. This distressed wall with dried floral wreaths is a wonderful backdrop for a rustic event.

Charlene loves dried flowers as much as fresh. This distressed wall with dried floral wreaths is a wonderful backdrop for a rustic event.

Building terrariums is just one of Charlene's gardening hobbies. This would look great suspended from the ceiling with rope, ribbon, or chains for a more industrial feel.

Building terrariums is just one of Charlene's gardening hobbies. This would look great suspended from the ceiling with rope, ribbon, or chains for a more industrial feel.

All in all, this was a great trip for Charlene & Co! We are excited to incorporate this garden theme into our Spring set-ups and our farmers market inspired Spring dishes. Check out our Menu to see our newest Spring additions!