Scavenged Finds: Pine Cones

Did I tell you about the time I went for an impromptu pine cone hunting session after work? No? Well, it’s nothing spectacular really. I was just heading out to see clients in the morning when I drove past a large (I’m guessing) pine tree with pine cones scattered underneath.

“I need to have those pine cones” I said to myself.

Some messages between Super Boy and myself during lunch eventually led to us searching for pine cones after work. It must have looked a bit strange to passers-by, but I don’t care. I have pine cones!

The poor fallen pine cone (on the left) was from a previous adventure. I was taking a lunch break at Auburn’s Japanese Gardens when I came across it. ‘Freddoh’, I called him. He can’t stand up like the others. But he was my first.

Once again, I’m not so sure how to display my latest scavenged find. I need to clean them up, that’s for sure. I was thinking of painting either all or some of the tips gold. What do you think? Paint them? Or leave them au naturel?

7 thoughts on “Scavenged Finds: Pine Cones

  1. restlessjo says:

    I like them too! Picked a couple up on a walk the other day. Just the feel…look of them… I don’t know- makes me happy πŸ™‚ I do know people who spray paint them and use them as Christmas tree decorations. Not really my thing. πŸ™‚


    • Sandy says:

      Someone else who shared my love for pine cones! There really is just something about them. Have you still kept your pine cones? If so, what did you do with them?


      • restlessjo says:

        They sit randomly on top of the fridge freezer in the corner of the conservatory. Not quite enough to disguise it but maybe enough to distract from it being there πŸ™‚ Someday I must do something more imaginative with them. πŸ™‚


  2. <3 missus <3 says:

    They are gorgeous!!! I love the display with the blue house ❀ Natural in colour I like them best. But painted all in gold they look pretty cute as well for the xmas season! Or – the new thing over here: put a coat of snow-frost from a spray can – magical πŸ˜€


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