Friday, November 27, 2009

gathering

I love gathering greenery and filling containers. Branches, pine-cones, magnolia leaves and lights are a lovely way to begin the holiday season without trying too hard. Plus, the added bonus of the smell is wonderful too. What are you busy gathering?

15 comments:

Simply Mel said...

Magnolia leaves make any room a bit more festive!

The crumb and I are gathering eucalyptus branches (for her teepee).

pve design said...

Mel-
love the smell of eucalyptus branches.
pve

VictoriaArt said...

I am a gatherer, every time we go for a walk I bring branches, twigs, leaves, fruits and flowers. Love to see them, smell them.
Nature at home, yes!

Ideezine said...

I enjoy gathering the leaves in my yard from Liquid Amber trees. They smell wonderful right about now. I love doing a little bit of gardening during the fall into winter you get another feeling from nature...restful.

Bette

La Petite Gallery said...

It's cold and raining in Maine. I wish I could see a magnolia leaf.
I love those trees, grew up with them .

I imagine you made that pretty arrangment.
Maybe gather rose hips when it warms up.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I love to do that as well but find it hard to find things here in Houston. Back home in Washington State I would walk out my front door & gather holly, pine branches, nobles fir branches, box wood; I was so spoiled for decorating for the holidays.
Hope you had a terrific time & and a good Thanksgiving? x

Summer is a Verb said...

I used to keep clippers in my car this time of year for any spur of the moment greenery raiding...XXOO

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Anything and everything! I need to get those sad porch planters filled soon. Hope all is well with you Patricia ~ XO

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

I am gathering driftwood with a tree in mind... All best! Barbara

Lizzy Webb said...

my mother (Joni Webb) comes up with the best decorating ideas- www.cotedetexas.blogspot.com
this is beautiful!

Frau said...

I'm gathering my wit to deal with yet another rainy day here. Everyday in the month of Nov rain! Ugh! But I'm gathering pine branches in hope to have my fake tree smell real. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mel said...

I am gathering Happy toughts!
Have a lovely weekend!
-M

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I agree, I love greenery, branches and cones.

I'm onto the flowers at the moment.
xxx

Stacy said...

so pretty

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Piles of black dog hair that have seemingly made their way into every crevice of my house...that's what I'm gathering! :-)