I like to walk a particular direction, primarily because of the many, decidedly European-styled houses. But the undulating landscapes and river and park make a lovely bonus!
Last fall, in one area of said walk, I noticed some acorns on the ground and excitedly bent to pick them up–where I noticed EVEN MORE! I finished my walk with stuffed pockets (think chipmunk cheeks!). And I returned to the Scene of the Crime the next day with a bag in hand!
While I [enthusiastically] plucked every one I could reach from the walking path–and trying not to encroach terribly on the private yard I was reaching into–the homeowner came to greet me–uh oh. As I begged forgiveness, he laughingly invited me to “. . .Take them all, please!” I obliged him with another stuffed bag full.
And I returned for more this year–as you can see! ; D
But–I had a new idea!
So I deviated from building a bed to play a bit–c’est la vie!
Yes, acorns are beaUtiful all on their own—but I thought they could be
I guess I got a little carried away, huh?
It was fun and I can’t wait to work them into some holiday decorating, but for now–I feel refreshed to get back to that Tailgate Bed!
**I originally forgot to say that–most of the nuts and caps had already fallen apart, so I placed the nuts upside down on a canvass and spray painted the varying colors! Then I spent many hours with a hot glue gun, re-applying their caps!
It was like a big ole puzzle. Do ya like puzzles–?? Cat ; D
I shellacked a whole bunch of the nicer ones!
I’m sharing this crAzy idea with these fAb ladies!—