PINECONE ACCENT

This Pinecone Accent adds a special touch to garlands, wreaths, and entryways.  It can be used indoors or outdoors, and works well as a small swag for the garden gate or lamp post.  Embellished with acorns, rose hips, cedar pine, and lemon leaves, this multi-facetied piece is able to fit any style be it a woodland rustic retreat, a traditional holiday home, or a settlement reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg.

Throughout the centuries, evergreen plants have symbolized life and nature's continuity amidst the barren months of winter.  Winter solstice signifies a time when evergreens are brought indoors to remind us of hope during the darkest days of the year.  Natural arrangements, such as this one, remain attractive for many months and represent the affirmation of life and renewal in the coldest of weather.

As a side note, birds are particularly attracted to rose hips, so expect them to visit often during winter.

Keeping it real,

Sally