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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Friday, November 30, 2012

Sweet as Chocolate ...

This Christmas I have fallen in love with the colour Brown!
An unusual choice for Christmas, but mixed with fresh greens from Nature, copper accents  and splashes of red ~ calm & festive.
I think it started early in the Fall, collecting pine cones and acorns with my sweet little grand baby.
We pointed to the big pines that lined our path, their branches hanging from the weight of the cones, showing where they came from, watching precious little hands picking up the fallen cones.
"Mummy will be so surprised when she sees the wreath you are making her" we said.
We came home from our outings and placed our found treasures on the table ~
I am probably one of the very few who does not care for chocolate.

  The one thing I do want from the chocolate box is the little brown covering that protects the chocolates!
I have some little presents that are on their way to friends and needed some soft packaging material & this was perfect.
Simply fold in half, punch a hole on either side, do the same to a little stamped tag,  and thread through both  with a  pretty ribbon.

It's not how much we give
but how much love
we put into giving
~Mother Teresa~


Monica said...

I don't care about chocolate either! I always want and keep the empty boxes, though :)
Your creations are fabulous, and what a wonderful idea to make a wreath with your little grandbaby! I'm sure his Mom will melt!
Hugs xoxo

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Those look so pretty!... and of course anything from Nature I love... xoxo Julie Marie

koralee said...

Now that is a great idea...I love it! I do adore that Mother Teresa's quote as well. xoxx Happy weekend.
Thank you so much for visiting me the other day

Becky Shander said...

Such pretty packages...and I can sense the love that went into making them.

June said...

I think I just imagined you and your little grand gathering the cones and creating something beautiful together! I love how you write Deb.

I won't be able to throw another chocolate wrapper away again!

Congratulations on your beautiful art being featured in Somerset Studio. It is amazing!
sending hugs...

Barb said...

I love the natural look too - your story about gathering the pine cones is so sweet.

Deb said...

Thank you so much Monica, Julie Marie, Koralee, Becky, June & Barb ♥

Kelly said...

Love the story too...I could just imagine the two of you hunting and taking home your treasures. Pretty packaging!