Sunday, January 2, 2011

Pears & Pinecones

More cleaning today ~ more shuffling things
around ~ more playing.
I bought these pretty pine cone ornaments
at Macy's the day after Christmas.  They are 
coated with tiny beads and gold glitter.

I couldn't quite bring myself to pack them away yet 
for next year, so I mixed them with artificial
pears and greenery. 

I tucked everything into a wood-slat basket for 
a wintry mix. 

Then I added a pine-scented candle for ambiance and  a 
luscious pine scent.  Bath & Body makes the best pine-scent
candle called "Fresh Balsam" ~ available only during
the Christmas season.

I love the detail on this little green plate I found at
Goodwill for $.59.

A winter vignette that will take me all the way
to spring.  I think by then, I'll finally be ready to
put away my pine cone ornaments.  Until then ~ I
intend to enjoy them and their little touch of glitter.

Linking with
The Tablescaper for "Seasonal Sundays"
Little Red House  for "Mosaic Monday"
Dittle Dattle for "Amaze Me Monday"


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so pretty. Love your vignette. The pinecones are gorgeous with all of their glitter. Love it in the pretty box with the pears and the candle. Hugs, Marty

Brenda Kula said...

I think it's lovely! You have all winter to use it too.

Sherry said...

Oh,. I like this very much! Lovely.

Ginny said...

Great Winterscape, Thanks for sharing.

La said...

This vignette looks wonderful. Happy New Year! La

Chrissy said...

This vignette looks so lovely. It would be a shame to put these pine cones away already.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Great winter display! Looks seasonal for the winter weeks ahead.~Hugs, Patti

Teacup Mosaics said...

I wouldn't be able to put them away yet either.
I just purchased some beautiful ornaments and don't want to put them away still thinking about how I could use them all winter.
Happpy 2011!

Dishesdone said...

They're beautiful! Makes a very pretty picture as well!
Happy New Year!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a good idea to mix the Christmas Pine Cones in the Basket and enjoy them for a few more months. Your photos are wonderful as well. Nice for Mosaic Monday!

Snap said...

Love your winter vignette. The pine cones are so pretty and wonderful find at Macys. I leave out some of the decorations through the month of January that have the winter feel. Cools me off! :D :D Happy New Year!

Pondside said...

How pretty. It's nice to have a small reminder now and again that we are still in winter, when everyone is so anxious to throw off the Christmas decorations and head full speed to Easter.

Debby said...

The pine cones are nice. Those candles are half off right now at Bath and Body......saw them tonight.

Carol said...

Really lovely! Your green plate was a great find!

Shirley said...

Beautiful mosaic. I love the pinecones!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The pinecones are just the thing for winter decor and the smell of balsam devine. Really lovely photos.

Marlis said...

I love them too. Those are real cuties. I kept a few branches and pinecones out too.. Love your idea of mixing in the pears. Beautiful blog!

Monica@The White Bench said...

what beautiful arrangement! Very wintry indeed.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave such lovely note.I really appreciated.
My best,

The Tablescaper said...

Great arrangement. It's the perfect touch of winter and whimsy.

Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Mary said...

oh how lovely! i'm sure your beautiful arrangement will give you lots of joy throughout the winter!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Fabulous arrangement!

You "AMAZE ME"! Thank you for linking up to the "Amaze Me Monday" blog party!!

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