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Monday, December 10, 2018

Decorating for Christmas Outdoors

Take a peek at these pine cones. I picked the pine cones up while on some  of our hikes in Georgia. The pine cones where all closed up and tight when I picked them up on the Georgia forest floor.  When I got home I set them out on a table in the basement. They slowly began to pop open. Yes,Wisconsin has pine cones, but there is something really cool about how big and fat these Georgia pine cones get. They also have a sharp point on the tips. Ouch!
I hot glued the pine cone to a willow branch. I used the pine cones in my outdoor Christmas decorating. 

 Pine, birch, pine cones and gold twirls.

 A pop of red.

 And now lets peek at the greenhouse.

 A little tree in the greenhouse with solar lights.

Jackfrost has been visiting the greenhouse.

Looking out at the greenhouse in the dark of night.


  1. The greenhouse tree is adorably beautiful!! And your decorating skills with these pine cones are wonderful!!!

  2. What a great idea to glue the pine cones to the branches! Everything is festive and lovely!!

  3. I love what you've done with the buckets! The cardinals look beautiful in the greenery and the limbs and pinecones too! What great ideas! And twinkle lights...always pretty! The frost even looks pretty...heehee! Holiday hugs!

  4. So pretty! I love the buckets and pinecones. How pretty to see your tree in the greenhouse at night.

  5. Your outdoor decorations are so inviting. I love the solar lights idea on the greenhouse tree.
    We don't have those big pine cones either but I found a big bag of them at Value village some years back for very cheap and I use them for Christmas decorations every year.
    Happy decorating.
    Hugs, Julia

  6. Love the pine cones and branches so pretty. Oh Carla that tree in the greenhouse is so pretty too. Solar lights too that is very smart and clever. How fun to look out and see the tree in your greenhouse all a glow at night.

  7. Everything looks Christmasy! I love your decorations.

  8. Beautiful! I have pine cones everywhere and I always collect them when I can. They stay out all year long.

  9. Carla, everything is so pretty! I would have never thought about gluing the pine cones to the branches; what a great idea and they look great! Love that tree in the greenhouse. And you are right, the pine cones in the south get pretty large and they definitely hurt when they stick you! :-) Looks beautiful my friend...love and hugs!

  10. How pretty!! I love all of your decor, but the tree with the cardinals is just so sweet. I also love the solar lights.I have to look into those, what a great idea! xoxo

  11. I love that you have a tree in the greenhouse :) So neat!
    Great find on the pine cones. You just never know what treasures you will find.

  12. Your decorations are simply beautiful! This makes me want to go outside an do something with all these pine cones. You are great at making wreaths, and different arrangements...with flowers too. I will have to tell Poppy that you picked up pine cones in Georgia. He'll be proud. :) He is from Georgia. Gosh! That was a big fish your son caught, in the last post.

  13. It all looks so Christmassy.
    I love it.

    All the best Jan


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