Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fallin' Around with Nature's Bounty...

Do you decorate with nature's bounty? Here is my metal basket filled with pine cones found on a walk around the neighborhood. They are being watched over by a pesty Dollar Tree crow. Some acorns from all over our own yard that have fallen from the trees before getting very big. Also, a pod of some sort....I am not sure what tree these come from but we find them occasionally in the yard. Perfect for this small apothecary jar.
One more tiny pine cone for this tiny cloche....the cloche is only about 4" from the top of the ball to the bottom.
As the season changes, I always keep my eyes open for wonderful things to decorate with and all from nature's beautiful bounty.

42 comments:

Joanna said...

You make me look at my own yard through new eyes. *smile*

We do not have pine trees of our own but our neighbors sure to like to drop their cones in our yard. This year as they start to fall I will look at them with a decoration in mind.

The Berry's Patch said...

I love decorating with pine cones. I usually have a basket full of them around C-mas time. You have become the decorating diva. The painted candle stick looks great with the pumpkin. :-)

Rambling Girl said...

I also use pine cones...I just need to get outside and pick some up. I will work on that this weekend along with a few other things. Now I don't understand how everyone is finding crows cause I am having a hard time..My dollar store has none...Maybe to soon ...guess I will have to keep looking.

duchess said...

I just love using the things that God gave us.
I think I have that same ribbon - isn't it pretty?

A Hint of Home said...

Love all your cute decorations. I wish I had acorns to pick up and use from my own yard.

Debbie said...

It is definitely NOT fall here in 90 degree FL - but your blog makes me at least want to go get some candy corn :)

I am on a decorating jag on my blog, so I'm following links to decorating posts. Yours looks great!

Katie said...

Hee hee, well I would have to paint the pine cones shabby pink and white! We don't have acorns round here, they are sure nifty looking. I really like what you did with the cloches!

Dawn said...

I could very well fill buckets with the acorns in my yard LOL! I think you have done a lovely job with all of the items of nature you have found. Your decorations are very pretty.

take care,
Dawn

Kitty Scraps said...

My yard doesn't have anything good in it, lol, well maybe some acorns but they are teeny tiny. Other than that, nothing, nada, zip... I have a basket of pinecones I collected when we lived near the coast and have had those things for years and wouldn't dream of getting rid of them, love the pinecones. Why doesn't my Dollar Tree have crows? I'm so jealous of your crow, really I am! I'm going to miss you while I'm gone :(

Shelia said...

Good morning, Darlene! Oh, how wonderful to live where you can have pinecones and little acorns. You've used them beautifully to decorate your home. I'm loving that little tiny cloche!!
Thanks for popping in, you know I'm just a silly! lol
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Darlene,
I'm leaving sometime on Friday and I report to work on Saturday then it's supposed to be 14 days straight so I'm hopeful I'll have atleast 2 or 3 days off when I return home. I'm going to need them! The hotel is supposed to have a pc available so I'm going to make a list of my MUST READ blogs (yours at the top of the list) and hopefully will be able to stop by. Might have to post annonoumous, I'm hesitant about opening any passworded accounts on a public computer, going to ask my in college to be a techy son to explain how to clear all that off if I use a public pc. Anyways I'll post a temporary farewell soon and know that I'm going to be back! *smiles*

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hi Darlene! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I am always amazed that anyone actually reads my blog, so it is a great compliment to know that people really do!
I have been reading through your's and you have a great blog yourself! I love your ideas for adding natural Fall elements to your home. Those are the best kind! Now I plan to go out and pick up some acorns and display them in a similar way. We also have pine cones, but they are too dangerous for my grandaughter to mess with, and I know she will! LOL!
Thanks for the great ideas!
I am adding you to my blogroll, and hope to get to know you better. Blog land sure is a nice place, isn't it? :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Darlene,
Everything looks great! You've given me some good ideas here.
Diane

Shannon said...

I love all the natural elements! Your jar full of acorns looks great! That tiny cloche is so cute!

mollyandmarshal said...

Darlene, I always love your ideas! I have to admit, I am planning on copying the pine cone one! Lexi is lucky to have a fun and creative mom like you!

Songbirdtiff said...

I love your idea for the pine cones and acorns. I'm going to have to go for a walk this weekend since I've been racking my brain for something to put in my apothecary jar. Brilliant!

Marie said...

It's all so pretty! I love how you put everything together. I am getting ready to go "shopping" in my neighborhood soon. I want to walk down to the marsh and cut cattails!

judicreations said...

Good Morning Darlene.

See what you can do when you look around you....you don't even have to thrift...you can find it in your own backyard. You just have to know what to see and how to appreciate. Its so special. I love your acorns and your other findings. You are ready for fall.

Have a lovely day
Judi

~Mr & Mrs~ said...

Beautiful Ideas....I love your blog girl! you should link up to the nester's party. Blessings, Nancy

preppy little dress said...

looks great! btw...this is my 1st visit, your pets are adorable!!

This Country Girl said...

Darlene,

First of all, thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! I appreciate your sweet comments!

I love your decor....the decorations that nature gives us make the best ones! I love it when I can use those! I love pine cones!

Everything looks wonderful! I'll be back to visit again!

Hhave a great day!
Tammy

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Oh, I just love your ideas! What a cute idea to put a pine cone in a cloche like that. (And where did you get such a little one? Adorable!) I think it's a great idea to use things you have right in your backyard, neighborhood. Love your crow, too. :)

Katie said...

I got the bunny lamp at Homegoods. I love that store. Where do you get all your jars that are domed to cover stuff, I'm going to make your ones from your post the other day but wondering where to buy them. The Nester has a ton and I don't know where they come from?

Susie Harris said...

very pretty!!! Sometimes we overlook what nature sets before us. You sure do know how to display it well. Im lovin your little candy corns... they are sooo cute!

Lindsay-ann said...

I love all those acorns and pine cones. They are great for decorating. We get lots of acorns here and one year we made holes right the way through them. We then threaded them on string like beads to made acorn people. The head was an acorn with the stalky bit for the hat. The kids loved making them.
Lindsay

HeathahLee said...

I use pine cones, too. And I have some ideas to use some of our acorns when they fall. Yours are so nice and big! We just have the annoying little ones.

Jeanne said...

Darlene, I love the way you have displayed mother natures bounty. We can use these accessible items and don't even think about. Nice and attractive. I;m taking notes, if I get out again soon. Smile.

Hugs...Jeanne

Meghan said...

I love to decorate with pumpkins & pine cones.
Love it!

Yours look great.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I love pinecones....and love your candle sticks painted black just as much. :)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Darlene, this is great! I have pinecones, I had not thought of this. Great ideas. Thans\ks for your sweet visit.
Blessings,
Debbie

Christina said...

I love the single pine cone under glass.

I wish we could find some green acorns. They are so pretty and look great in the jar.

Manuela said...

I love using natural elements. The acorns in the jar are my favorite!

Manuela

Nikki said...

Very pretty. I'm been collecting acorns, and searching for pine cones myself.

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I'm liking those fall decorations, and congratulations, I hear you are a winner. Way to go girl!

The Berry's Patch said...

Hey Darlene,

Thanks for the heads up. I'm such a dork sometimes. I was trying to post about camping on my kids blog and posted it on the decorating blog instead. I quickly changed it but it was sent out to blog rolls that way. Just in case you really want to see it, here is my kids blog. :-)

http://theveryberrypatch.blogspot.com/

Lisa & Gerald said...

I also love bring the outdoors mother nature in to our home for any season decoration
Also being green its the way to go!

Gretchen said...

I love all your fall things especially the letters. They look great.

Gretchen

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I need you to come over and get me all decorated for FALL!!!! Your Home is lovely!!

Gayle said...

A word of warning about the acorns you have on display. After awhile I think you'll find bugs because of them, so be on the watch out!

Sherry said...

Where do you find the glass domes?

Amanda said...

Oooo I LOVE the decor! I wish we had acorns - that is so perfect for fall. We do have sweet gumballs! Maybe I can use those for something useful?!

bloggin' Chrystal said...

I love all your posts! I've never been so happy about Fall...thanks for sharing. I'm so glad I've found a new bloggin' friend. I'm glad your parents made it safe out of the way of Ike.