So...without further ado, may I present to you a killer alternative to sticks that Courtney and I spotted while at Hazelnut? They are unique and make such a statement in any type of decor.
Lovely and Springy, no? They are not inexpensive at $30.00-ish a branch, but they fill a space (the same way sticks/branches do!) with oh-so-much more impact. And, as many things go in life, they look so much prettier in person.
Once I financially (and physically) recouperate from Miami, they are on my to-buy-for-the-house-list. I already see them on our buffet.