Thursday, 18 November 2010

Pine Cones


Whilst driving Harry to school this morning I spotted a few pine cones on the side of the road in a little spot along the way. I know pine cones are much more of a winter Christmas thing but I think I might stop in the morning and collect a few as I love the idea of mixing them with a few lovely baubles in a big bowl just like this image above!
image via interior divine

29 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

They will look great mixed with some christmas baubles

Concrete Jungle said...

You can't beat that look... I have really ancient old pine cones that come out with baubles on one tabe or another every Xmas...always good in an interesting basket...

Kerry said...

They're the perfect counterpoint to an Aussie Christmas :)

Mahala said...

Aren't pinecones one of nature's little jewels? I never cease to marvel at their earthy geometry. Mixed with a little sparkle, they will look fantastic! Such an interesting juxtaposition.

Posie Patchwork said...

We always had pine cones under our Christmas Tree, very authentic!! Then one year my sister sprayed them silver, that wasn't quite so hot but looked pretty cool. Love Posie

Randiga TrĂ¥den said...

Lovely.

Faux Fuchsia said...

love pine cones esp spray painted hot pink!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

They are so wonderfully festive, we used to collect them for Christmas decor when we were kids!

pve design said...

love all that natural and white.
pve

Jenny Castle Design said...

Love the idea and enjoy hearing the inspiration behind it...who knew you'd think of a decor idea on a drive to school!

quintessence said...

And they look really great spray painted gold and/or silver for a little shot of glitter mixed in with all the natural greens.

I Dream Of said...

Lovely! I've seen them mixed with antlers. I like the idea of the using the unexpected. I love how things frequently catch your eye when you drive Harry to school and that you share them with us!

Paula Bagge said...

They are so nice and simply elements to decorate the Christmas home.

Preta Rosa-Velho said...

Thank you very much for your adorable blog and for your share...

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Great idea! We don't have snow yet here in Toronto, but it's coming soon!

Erin*Sparkle&Hay said...

adore this!

carrie said...

I collect pinecones every year. I love them in the vignette you created and I love them in a really regal interior for an unexpected twist. One time I pulled off the road to collect lichen. Haven't used that yet.

kirstyb said...

beautiful xxx

Anne said...

I really love the combination you've made of rustic table, bowl, and that gorgeous basket! I'll keep checking back to see the 'beautiful things' you discover...

Ms. Givens said...

Good idea!

nannykim said...

I think they are great for Fall mixed with small pumpkins! nannykim at http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

Hello My Pretties said...

I adore that black mirror.

Jane said...

What a gorgeous photo - I can just imagine the rest of the house would be stunning too...

Heather said...

I did that this week too. Mine are sitting mixed in with our shells at the moment. I might string them into a mantle garland with pine boughs for Christmas.

Roxanne said...

I have pine cones (various sizes collected from my woods) in a crystal bowl with ribbon, and also some on a large pewter tray with autumn leaves and candles. . .it's a lovely and inexpensive decoration.

ublanks03 said...

My children are not thrilled that I sometimes make them get out of the car to pick up pine cones for the holidays.

Betty Zee said...

What a lovely rustic interior the cones in the big wooden bowl. Charming!

Dovile said...

Lovely deer decoration :)
Just wanted to share the original gift.
Felted wool horse figurine.
http://ekohausstore.blogspot.com/

CALinteriors said...

Just love the look. I made a similar display at home, so charming! :))