Happy Monday! How was your weekend? My weekend was so fun. Saturday I went thrifting all day with my best neighborhood lady friends and we had a blast and came home with a car full of stuff. I’ll hopefully share my finds later this week. Sunday we watched our beloved Seahawks go down to the wire and lose, giving up their quest to play at the Super Bowl. It was a great game though, especially the 4th quarter!
Today I wanted to continue with a series that I lovingly call For The Love Of and today it’s all about Pinecones!
It all started when we took a trip to Oregon last summer and I gathered a couple bags full of pinecones from the Ponderosa Pine Trees .
I’ve spray painted them, and glittered them. I’ve also left them plain in a weathered box on the front porch.
During the Christmas season I didn’t share a post on it, but I made a ribbon and pinecone banner for my neighbor’s fireplace. It was as simple as inserting cup hooks in the end of the pinecone, then running the ribbon through.
I love natural elements like pinecones. Have you decorated with natural elements before?
For other For the Love of articles see:
I love the smell of cinnamon. It just opens up the breathing airways, doesn’t it? I’ve had a huge bag of pinecones in my garage since summer, We were in Oregon at the Golf course and I stopped at every Ponderosa Pine tree I saw!
I found bags of Cinnamon sticks at Michaels and I had an old basket. I dressed it up with some ribbon trim and now I have a simple and smell-good decoration in my family room where we usually hang out.
What simple but nice decorations do you put together?
I mentioned before we were on vacation for a 2 weeks not too long ago. My son was playing in a couple of golf tournaments so he flew from Orlando and we picked him up in Portland. The first tournament was held at the Royal Oaks Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, WA. I The course was an easy walk and the staff did a wonderful job. The course from green to tee was in perfect condition.
The second tournament was in Bend Oregon where I totally fell in love with. It’s high desert area just past Mt. Hood. Many retirees, especially from California.
The golf course, Broken Top, was beautiful, established many years ago, They had huge huge Ponderosa Pines which we don’t have in Seattle.
The pinecones were falling and I’ve never seen any this big or beautiful. So of course I got a bag and started picking them up. At first my hubby thought I was crazy, but it wasn’t too long before he was helping me.
I can’t wait to put these to use; tinted with glitter, mixed with cinnamon sticks. Do you have any ideas?