I think these Poinsettias on Spindles are beautiful, in a broken-down farmhouse kind of way. The use of found objects paired with the imperfect hand-craftiness is unique and it's obvious they weren't purchased at West Elm or CB2. Yes, yes - they're frivolous and unnecessary but they're also versatile. I see them on the mantle, as a centerpiece, surrounding the stereo or TV, tucked quietly into a bookcase...
Most importantly, I see these objets d'art lasting for years. I envision them easily sliding into the status of tradition, a visual herald to magically accompany the sound of sleigh bells.
And, for some indescribable reason, I just kind of love them.
For these reasons, I, Cardboard, declare this a Design Boner.