The green witch is an herbalist, a healer, a woman whose actions and aesthetic are inspired by nature. Spring is high season for green witchery, when the intoxicating scent of garrigue—wild herbs warmed by the sun—is in the air. And any time is a good time for a green witch to take inspiration from the outside world and bring it indoors.
In her book The Green Witch, Arin Murphy-Hiscock writes, “Most people on the green witch path have a strong connection to their surroundings. They instinctively seek to create an environment that supports harmony, communication, and a natural flow of energy.” And let’s not forget beauty, which is essential when it comes to creating a tranquil and joyous space.
Does this sound like you? Maybe you are a green witch after all!
These beautiful tiles from William Morris Tile, above, feature Pre-Raphaelite sorceresses from the work of Evelyn De Morgan, John William Waterhouse, and Charles Mengin. As these images work their magic, they transform any room into a dreamy place, whether they are on the kitchen backsplash, in the bathroom, or near the fireplace mantel. williammorristile.com
Just a Little Green
The plush leaf pillows and blankets from Green Philosophy Co. are intended to bring a little bit of the outdoors in. One day the owner went searching for plant-themed novelty decor items and couldn’t find them. So she decided to create her own based on the idea that nature-inspired things put us in a better mood by putting us in touch with the natural world. greenphilosophy.co
Found & Foraged
If you are really lucky, you’ll be able to score a flour-sack kitchen towel at a yard sale, but don’t count on it! These beauties are hard to come by. That’s why we are excited to share the Found & Foraged Kitchen Towel, now available in our own Enchanted Living store. It’s inspired by foraging, with a pattern of sweet clover, wild leeks, horsetail shoots, and ostrich ferns. Highly absorbent, flour sack towels are also highly durable! They are made in the U.S., screen-printed on the softest cotton with eco-friendly inks. enchantedlivingmag.com
The lovely besom on the facing page comes from Blue Cypress Botanicals, who we featured in our Autumn Vintage Witch issue. A besom is a broom made from a bundle of twigs that are artfully tied to a pole. Besoms are made at the Wabi Sabi Broom Shop at the Blue Cypress School of Holism, which also includes an apothecary, in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. bluecypressschool.org/brooms
Virginia-based artist Diane Husson, founder of Faux Bois Furniture, creates beautiful pieces that take inspiration from nature. Faux bois, which means “false wood” in French, testifies to her creative approach to materials. Her tables and benches, made from steel and high-tech cement mixes, feature woven “twig” bases and are perfect for indoor hallways and outdoor gardens. They are romantic and beautiful and will last forever! fauxboisfurniture.com
We Are Crowing!
The elaborate mugs emblazoned with herbs, crescent moons, and other symbols of the natural world at the Mystical Crow are unique and utterly beautiful. The artist is a painter and potter and also sells apothecary items and more. mysticalcrow.com