We had some friends over to watch the LSU-Auburn game on Saturday and I decided to put out my fancy schmancy fall decor for the occasion. By “fancy fall decor” I mean the pinecones I scavenged from a client’s yard last year. Not so professional of me, but there aren’t many pine trees in my neighborhood and when I saw the abundance of pine cones in her yard (so many it was a nuisance, really) I couldn’t help myself. I don’t remember what I did with them last year, but on Saturday I put a few in a little silver dish on my coffee table…
And a few under a thrifted glass cloche in the dining room. Of course the fact that I still have fresh flowers from the yard reminds me that it’s still not really all that autumnal outside yet.
I like how the cloche makes them cat-proof. Pistachio is pretty much obsessed with anything from outside and I remember that last year she was constantly getting into the pinecones and batting them around everywhere. She doesn’t seem to have noticed the ones on the coffee table yet, thank goodness, but she did knock over a jar full of flowers in the living room while we were off visiting family yesterday. Naughty cat.
Between the pinecones and the oak branches I seem to be really into tree-related decor lately. It just seems so well-suited to this time of year. And even though it’s still relatively warm here in south Louisiana, we’re under 90 most days this week and that’s something to celebrate.