I thought it would be fun to bring our little 'treasures' inside and use them as Fall decor, so we decided to paint them with some gold spray paint. I did this because not only does it look pretty, but it keeps the sap from getting all over everything. The paint acts as a sealer of sorts.
|Fall has certain smells too!|
Here they are all styled and pretty on our dining table:
The gold adds a perfect amount of shimmer and fun to the traditional pumpkin and gourd decor. Plus, it reminds me of the fantastic day I had with my daughter (and pooch!). Getting to relive all the wonders of nature through her eyes is one of the most rewarding things about being a parent. To go back to the days where pine cones are the most exciting thing ever is so special and humbling. I love that she is getting older and I can teach her, marvel with her, play with leaves, and collect our pine cone treasures. Makes me *almost* look forward to winter. Almost.