Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Decorating for Fall & Winter with Pine Cones and Acorns


Black Transfer-ware Bowl

Good Monday morning to you. I hope that your weekend was whatever you wanted it to be, restful and cosy or wild and adventurous. Mine was a working weekend with a little rest,  although not as lazy as I would have liked it was very productive.


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I am clearly a lover of pine cones and acorns, and I use them in my home at every chance I can get. I have large silver bowls filled with pine cones on the dining table, small bowls of acorns and chestnuts I have collected from places I have traveled, like Paris, Florence, Glacier National Park, and various other places. Some people bring home souvenirs I bring home pine cones, acorns and chestnuts, what can I say.




Natural decor is easy and beautiful. The soothing colors and patterns are a wonderful and inexpensive way to add a touch of the seasons to your home. 




You can go out and forage with your kids or grand kids and then come home and make some pine cone garland


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 Or just place them in a vintage bowl with a candle or some oranges studded with cloves


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Add some acorns to a vase( real or faux) and then put in your flowers and you have a beautiful Fall centerpiece. 


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Get out and forage on your morning walk, then glue your finds to a foam wreath, add a ribbon to hang it from and you have a beautiful and natural addition to your Fall and Winter decor. 


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Make some acorn garland to decorate your fireplace or to use on your Christmas tree. 


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I think I might try to make a few strands of this Pine Cone and Cranberry garland.  It looks very easy and requires just a few items and a little patience. 


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The possibilities are easy and endless, a few natural ingredients and your imagination and the sky is the limit. 

Do you use natural and found elements in your design? If you do not have time to forage or are not a crafter here are a few pine cone and acorns finds.


Pine Cone Finds




Acorn Finds
Have a great day!


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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Silent Sunday 10-21-2018



Have a great day. 


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Saturday Finds: Pottery Barn Arctic Bar Collection



Stag Cocktail Shaker


Good morning! I hope that your weekend is off to a great start. I don't know about you but now that Fall has arrived and Thanksgiving is just around the corner I am already thinking about Christmas. Is is too soon? I personally like to have all of my shopping, wrapping and shipping done before Thanksgiving, that way I can spend the month of December baking, enjoying Christmas parties, movies and travel. Which brings me to the Arctic Bar Collection. 


Stag Cocktail Shaker,  bear shakerowlice bucket double old fashioned glasses

Last week I ran into Pottery Barn to look at a chair and I was immediately distracted by all of the accessories in the the store, especially the "Arctic Bar Collection." An entire winter wonderland for your bar which by the way is already on sale this season. 

I got the Stag cocktail shaker for my husband, the bear shaker for a friend and I thought the owl was cute too. 


Stag Ice Bucket and Double Old Fashioned Galsses

If you do not need a cocktail shaker than perhaps an ice bucket or double old fashioned glasses to serve your favorite cocktails from? Both would make a great addition to your winter or holiday parties. 


Etched Stag Glasses

There are a few options to choose from, including martini glassesdouble old fashioned and shot glasses.


Stag Shot Glass

There are also decanters


Stag Decanter

Bear Decanter







and bar tools as well. 


Branch Bar Tools

Add some bark edge coasters and some cocktail napkins,  and you are ready for a cosy party for 2 or more. 






I hope you have a happy and safe weekend. 


Note: Most of these items are on sale this week.

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