I was so thankful to be graced with another blue sky, warm temperature November day on Monday that hubby suggested I take advantage of it and do a little pine cone pickin’ at Leila Arboretum to use in my Christmas displays. We have lot’s of pine cones on our property but no White Pine Trees and that’s the cone I was looking for.
The Arboretum backs up to the 40 acres we own in an adjacent town so we’re very familiar with it. After shopping that morning for some fixtures for the guest house we stopped off for a bite to eat and then a walk under the pines to collect 3 large bags of these beauties. I think I like the large size of white pine cones and the underneath side of the seed is naturally white, making it look like it’s snow tipped making it even more alluring to me.
The project I have planned is perfect for Grama Red to do, so I think I’ll put her on that task. I’ll take all the fixins over to her place and let her get creative. She’s always looking for a project to keep her busy. Right now she’s working on quilts for Christmas but I know she’ll find the time to help me out.
My goal is to wait until after Thanksgiving to start showing off Christmas things, I hope I can hold out. It seems like we hardly get over one holiday, or we seem to skip over some and move right on to the next. I’m already hearing Christmas music in the stores and we’ve all seen the stores filled with glittery Christmas items. So tell me when do you think it’s appropriate to start decorating for Christmas?