Chandelier in Pinecone Cottage

Let there be light!  I am finally getting some light in Pinecone Cottage.  This week I am having a vintage chandelier put into my shed.  I have been using twinkle lights around the perimeter but now I am getting an extra dose of twinkle.  The chandelier is one that my husband and I bought at a yard sale about 7 years ago.  It has just been sitting in our garageRead More →

Autumn colored leaves

For many years I have had a fascination with pressed leaves and ferns.  When autumn rolls around I begin to snag colored leaves to press.  Reds, oranges and yellows are all attractive and if done right can last for many years to come.  Here is the technique that I use to press my leaves. How to Press Autumn Leaves: Gather your favorite fall leaves while they are still bright andRead More →

4th of July Wreath

I am crazy about wreaths!  I have no less than 6 wreaths displayed in my home and garden.  I enjoy wreaths of all kinds but some of my favorites are made from book pages.  I currently have 2 different book page wreaths and today I want to show you a 3rd that I created for a friend.  This wreath also has touches of red, white and blue to make itRead More →

Butterfly Craft

I am crazy about little flying critters like bees, birds and butterflies.   They provide such joy to the garden, spreading pollen and cheering me with chirping and buzzing.  However, it is a little too early for massive amounts of bees and butterflies in my neck of the woods.  So this time of year I like to make my own flying beauties to spread some smiles. How to make paper butterflies:Read More →