Have you ever noticed that tomato stems look like stars?
I've eaten many a tomato in my time, yet this was still news to me. I only noticed it when I was admiring a pleasingly robust plant in our garden. I guess I had to see the fruit en masse to make the connection.
It struck me as utterly charming, this extra dose of beauty on an already pretty object. It also got me thinking that although stars are a lovely shape, I don't tend to use them often. So I went in search of a great star pattern, and turned up this one: Coronata Star by Osborne & Little.
It works especially well as a ceiling treatment, for obvious reasons.
And of course it's also lovely on walls.
As you would expect, these stars cost a bit more than their tomato-based brethren. So if you like the look but can't stomach the cost--or if you're a renter and wallpaper is verboten--you may want to follow the lead of the three bloggers featured below. They achieved a similar style using contact paper or vinyl decals (and what one assumes is a ton of patience.)
So there you have it: a totally stylish way to reach for the stars. (And, with those tomatoes, a delicious one, too.)