Two different baskets
Anyway, we have some fake maple leaf ornaments at the cottage that were sitting in a utlitarian stainless steel "vase" (actually the cottage unused ice bucket...my parents' notion of artistic accent) so I decided to ditch the cold steel and place the ornaments in a basket on a shelf by the stairs, but eventually moved them to dresser counter in the guest room.
More rustic decoration for the cottage
I've actually since ordered Celebrating Birch: The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree from Amazon. Looks to be a fantastic book on the subject including some photo tutorials on making other bark crafts