Thursday, September 4, 2008

Free Fall Decor

My older son made this bowl in school about 4 years ago.

My youngest son and I gathered the tiny acorns outside, around our home.





Simply beautiful!

Do you have any free decor from nature around your house?

-Bella

27 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Yes I do have simple decorations from my yard..pine cones. I have a couple different kinds of pine trees and pick up their cones and spray some with glitter and/or white, silver or leave as God made them..it's fun Very sweet bowl your son made :)
Deb :)

Joy said...

I've gathered acorns in years past, but then I'd notice little wormies coming out of them. Loved the acorns, not thrilled with the critters so I stopped using the real stuff, even though it looks simply beautiful.

Rae said...

What a wonderful combination! I have been gathering dead branches for a week now working on a special project! I also am still decorating with my sunflowers. They are the perfect transitional flower from summer to fall!

Kitty Scraps said...

My yard pretty much stinks for collecting decorating beauties but I do have lots of branches I could use.

abeachcottage said...

gotta love the simple decs from nature, hmmm you've given me food for thought...

Sarah

Darlene said...

Bell,
When I read your post I had to laugh...last night I had gathered acorns from the yard for a small apothocary jar and the night before we had gathered pine cones that had dropped from a neighbors tree. My Monday post is probably going to be about gifts from nature.....great minds think alike...heehee

Justine said...

Oh, what a neat idea that was! I don't decorate for fall. Can you blame me though? I live in FL where we don't experience it!

Justine :o )

Rue said...

Good morning Bella :)

That is really sweet! I collect pinecones to use in my Christmas decor. They're hard to find in our town, but I look really hard for them. I think they are one of nature most unusual and beautiful decorations :)

rue

Gretchen said...

I usually scour my neighbors yards for pine cones because we don't have any pine trees in ours. I do gather branches though to make arrangements or add to arrangements.

Gretchen

Marie said...

Why, yes I do! I have teeny tiny pinecones I found on a trip to Gatlinburg, TN. I have GIANT pincones I found on a trip to Yosemite- and before anyone reads me the riot act, I picked these up OUTSIDE the park boundaries so I think it was legal. ;o) However, the movers mangled those giant pinecones, so they may be visiting the garbage can this fall. I have sticks. I have rocks. I have dust bunnies. Oh wait...the dust bunnies don't count.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

What a sweet little bowl! And they look so good brimming with acorns! And FREE...doesn't get any better than that! :) ~Rhonda

Ms. Tee said...

I love to put out pine cones, and also to put little sprigs of branches (with the changing leaves still attached!) in vases. And my son goes out and collects acorns, too. What a sweet little bowl. :)
Have a great weekend!

Deb said...

Bella, that is just too cute, and perfect for Fall. You come up with such cute items. Deb

Lorrie said...

I love bringing the beauty of nature indoors. Sand and water-smoothed beach stones, coloured leaves, bare branches, pine cones etc. So much better than artificial!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog so that I could come and visit yours.

Lorrie

salmagundi said...

My favorite free decoration from the yard are my red twig dogwood branches. After the leaves fall, the twigs are the most gorgeous shade of red. I have to wait awhile, though, until it freezes in Colorado. Sally

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Oh that looks so cute! I don't have anything fresh from outside in the house because I'm scared of bringing bugs in! If we had acorns like that though they definitely would be in the house.

~ Sarah

Blissful Nikki said...

Acutally I did acorns last year in my house and I guess I left them there too long because about a week later there was maggots in it! I decided not to do that again! LOL!!!

Strawberry Blonde said...

I have sticks all over my house. Some are left in their natural state and some are painted, but I love them all the same.

Once Christmas rolls around I'll send the kids to gather pinecones.

Love your acorn dish. Reminds me, my daughter made something similar. Need to go dig it out.

-- Brandi

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! What a sweet little bowl and it's just perfect for the little acorns! Thanks for popping in to see me. I know, I just love those fish jugs!! Gurgle gurgle!! They really do gurgle ~ I tried them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shannon said...

Nothing could be better than free and sentimental!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

NO WAY!! He made that in school today. Tell him I am so impressed!

Pennies In My Pocket said...

I used to have sand and some shells in a clear glass hurricane, but since we've moved I have no clue where it is! lol I've always wanted to get twigs and branches to paint and stick them in a cool tall vase.

~melody~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love pinecones and used to use them in my decor. Alas, now living in Phoenix there are no pinecones available save at Michaels. :)

Jan said...

Oh how I love acorns. That is so sweet. We have a sweet new nest that has joined our home. I love it so. :) Wonderful post Bella.

Angie said...

Hi Bella!

We like to hunt for buckeyes and fill a glass bowl with them...they just scream Fall! We are hoping to go down the road and find some this weekend. I love the little bowl your son made..what a special thing to keep!

~Angie

p.s. I have tried to email you 3 times, girly...email me your address so I can send your stuff out....sandalsndaisies@yahoo.com

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Bella :)
I linked to this post on Monday - it inspired me! Have a great week!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

I love that you have that bowl and use it! I have things around my home that my children made for me as well and I proudly display them! I've got my first contest going on right now... pop on over to win some art!

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