Happy Hump Day!
We are finally close to the end of the week!
Living in the northeast region of the United States, in Pennsylvania, it has gotten so chilly and I am loving every second of it.
I was born in November so the crisp autumn air is engraved in my skin. I am in love with this time of year. The smell of the outside, the beauty of the foliage, the delicious food, and most importantly the holidays that allow you to spend time with your loved ones.
I am excited because this year I get to host my very first traditional Thanksgiving for my family. I am so ready to dive in and make mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and come face-to-face with the intimidating whole turkey (it’s going to be fun)! My birthday lands on Black Friday this year, so I just want to have fun with the people closest to me and ensure they have a good time with me. I love making moments and memories that will last a lifetime.
But… back to the subject. I love simplicity. The beauty in simplicity speaks for itself. Trying to draw your focus on a lot going on can get messy and it can really lose the impression of what it is that should be alluring you. Simplicity on the other hand just really capitulates you because you are focusing your attention on the beautiful, not the noise.
While skimming through autumn decor on Pinterest, I saw a lot of glass jars, Mason jars, vases, you name it filled with pumpkins, leaves, acorns, etc. Growing up in New Jersey, my childhood home had a pine tree in the front yard. I remember as a child grabbing all the pine cones and my mom would spray them with cinnamon scents to decorate our home. So I definitely wanted to incorporate pine cones this year for my own decor.
I love this pine cone vase idea because it was so easy and fun to create. Yet it is so simplistic in its design that it really WOWS your guests and adds some cute festive flare to your home.
The vase I actually already had in my home with flowers for my spring decor and I purchased the vase at Home Goods. Home Goods has great deals for unique home accessories.
The pine cones and the fairy string lights I purchased from eBay. The pine cones were from Colorado, which I thought was really cool. The fairy string lights came in a pack of 2, so I created the vase and the remaining pine cones and lights were added to create a dining room center piece.
The fairy lights I purchased came with a copper finish, which I thought would be perfect for that orange-y pumpkin feel of autumn. Both sets came with a small box that allows you to time how long you want the lights on and the ability to replace the batteries. The set I placed on my center piece came with a remote control for easy access to turn off/on the lights.
And the pumpkins (green and white) were bought at my favorite place, Target! The velvet, orange pumpkin is from Marshall’s.
You can get creative with how you want to place the lights, pine cones (or other items of your choosing), and the container you want to display them in.
For December/Christmas I would like to switch out the pine cones but I am not sure yet to what. If you have any ideas, please share them in the comment section 🙂
Here are the links where you can purchase and create your very own Festive Pine Cone Vase for your home!
- Pine Cones:
- Fairy String Lights (with remote):
- Vases (in case you rather purchase online)