Hunting and Gathering

Tuesday, November 15, 2011



Fall has finally come in our part of the world and the trees are dropping beautiful acorns and pinecones.  We went for a walk through the park recently and collected these.  I have to say, when I look at the intricately woven pattern on the caps of these acorns,  I am endlessly astounded at the perfect beauty nature often holds. 


In addition to stumbling upon many little acorns on the ground we also discovered these spectacular pinecones shaped like flowers.  Aren't they amazing?  The lovely wooden blossoms have a rich brown tone and are such an interesting shape.  I am calling them "pinecone roses".  Does anyone know what kind of tree drops them?


When polished and mixed together in glass jars and bowls, these natural vase fillers add texture and dimension to fall decor.  They also bring a hint of autumn into the home without breaking the budget.

Here a glass apothecary jar is filled with acorns and a few pinecone roses are added to the mix for color variation and visual interest.


This post has been added to French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday.

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