|I will explain why there are pine cones in the mix here in a little bit.|
I put them in vases, in apothecary jars and in big bowls. I have big ones that just sit on stacks of books on the shelves. …just sitting around.
In addition to shells I have added in wine corks (they’re laying around all over the place here, so I just toss ’em right in), pieces of my faux red coral, shell necklaces and beads I picked up at a yard sale, bits of rough burlap that kind of reminded me of fishing nets, star fish, bits of sea glass… whatever feels coastal to me. There are no rules. (Thank goodness.)
Ok, so the pine cones:
Many of you know that my ex-husband passed away a few months ago. On Memorial Day my mom attended some Veterans’ Services at the cemetery where Mike is buried. His grave is under a beautiful pine tree. She stopped by to pay her respects and 2 pine cones fell out of the tree right in front of her and onto Mike’s grave. She felt like they were little mementos for Devin and Conner, so she brought them back to the boys.
They will be incorporated into our home’s decor no matter what the season.
…even if it means they’ll be nestled in a bowl with Easter eggs.