One sunny afternoon this past week I removed the pumpkins from our porch and took down the fall wreath on our door. (How is it possible December is already here?) The girls ran around outside while I scattered my wintery elements on the back picnic table and attempted to do a little winter decorating.
Pine cones have become one of my favorite things to use this year... they look beautiful indoors and out.
I gathered more cypress from our back yard and put together these wreaths with floral wire in under half an hour. Wreaths are certainly not my forte and these are certainly not perfect, but I love the combination of fresh greenery, pine cones and hickory nuts. The larger pine cones come from here, but we collected the small ones over Thanksgiving at my in-laws.
Note: Don't look too closely at the windows... I'm pretty sure I see little handprints!
I made this runner in the spring and it had since been moved to my fabric pile. I was happy to dig it back out and thought it added a little Christmas color to the table on our porch.
During the week the girls and I are usually out in the back, but on a weekend you will often find us all swinging or rocking in the front, especially on a beautiful Sunday afternoon like today.