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Monday, November 15, 2010

decorating with BIG pinecones!


Look what my generous friend Tammy gave me~ Huge Pine cones from the Redwood forests of California!  She wanted advice on how to display hers for the holidays.  I suggested just putting them in a big basket and then nestling a big, fat, brown or sage satin ribbon in them.  I decided to put mine...


 on top of my armoire.


Both of the baskets that I put them in came from a farm auction that I went to this summer.  It was the first auction I had ever been to, and it was a good one!  I know I didn't pay more than a dollar for each of the baskets.  The greenery in the terra cotta pot came from Hobby Lobby long ago (I'm sure I bought it when it was 50% off just like I did these here).


I tore out the clipping below from a pottery barn catalog a while ago, because I love the combination of the green walls with the rich brown wood of the armoire.  Luckily, we got a deep discount on our armoire after Christmas one year at a Pottery Barn outlet (I would never pay full price otherwise).  Then I copied the magazine photo and painted the wall green.  Amazingly, I was able to paint the whole wall with just under one quart of Sherwin-William's "sample size" of paint!  Of course there is a fireplace in the middle of the wall, so that helped.  But still, I squeezed every little bit out of that tiny little container!  The color is Melange Green.




Back to the amazing pine cones!  They were found here...



                                       liminalcanadian.com


                                                 highway199.org

                                                 lisakan.blogspot.com

                                                                                          travellerspoint.com

                                                                               by poweredbyorange

I shared these photos with my kids and they said, "We need to go there mom!"

10 comments:

  1. oh I love them! So cool and they look perfect on top of the armoire!
    ~Tana

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  2. They look wonderful. Who can out do Nature? Not even Pottery Barn. I love the shade of green, it is perfect.

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  3. Oh wow. They are gorgeous! Love them in the basket.

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  4. I love decorating with pine cones - they are so naturally beautiful! What a nice friend to bring you those!

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  5. What a great idea. Love the wire basket and the huge pinecones look wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  6. Oh...I love the wire basket. It looks perfect with the pine cones in it. Your pictures of the redwoods are amazing!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  8. Love the big pinecones! I would love to collect some of my own someday...

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  9. SO pretty!!! I love pinecones, they're so naturally beautiful and look wonderful in your auction baskets. I have been to see the big giant redwood trees and they really blew me away. They are HUGe and magical and if you get the chance to go there, you should! I went as a child many times and can't wait to bring my little ones when they're a bit older. Love your blog! Happy weekend to ya :)

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  10. I'm featuring you at this weeks Link Party. It will post tonight at 8pm CST. You rock! Thanks for Hookin' Up with HoH!

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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