Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pine Needles & a Vintage Apple Red Flour Sifter

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I was walking through the woods a few weeks ago. Enjoying the autumn weather...the crisp breeze, the fallen leaves, the swaying trees. As I walked, I noticed these bunches of pine needles that had fallen along the path. I had never noticed their beauty before and was inspired by their uniqueness on that day. I started collecting handfuls of them.


When I arrived home and saw this vintage flour sifter that I had found on my junking adventures a few weeks back, I wondered...


How about a simple arrangement? Like, super simple!


The green, red, and white have a holiday feel to me! As the first snow fell here in northern Minnesota last night, it truly is "beginning to feel a lot like Christmas" around these parts. Are you ready for the holiday season?

8 comments:

  1. Hi Amy! I totally agree that the pine needles in the sifter are just perfect. What a sweet and simple Christmas statement.

    Hope you are doing well.

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  2. What an awesome idea Amy! I have 7 acres of pine trees :) But darn I just took a wonderful old sifter to a shop with a price tag on it...dare I hope no one sees the beauty in it!!
    Hugs from Iowa,
    Michelle at Pine Needle Hill
    PS you can keep the snow, we had a bit that melted last week, glad it's gone :)

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  3. Very cute idea. Thanks for the inspiration:)

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  4. Great idea- What fun to see items used for one thing- turn into something else!

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  5. Hi Amy, I love your simple arrangement with the pine needles. I am starting to get in the Christmas mood. We haven't had any snow here in SW Minnesota and I hope we don't for awhile.
    Barb

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  6. So simple yet it looks great!
    Di
    x

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  7. Ack!! Holiday season??? Already?? Sheesh!
    No...I am not ready at all!! Ha!
    Love the swifter and the pine needles...very cool!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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