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?


  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.

  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 :)

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

  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.

  6. So simple yet it looks great!

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


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