Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Decorating: Cone Cornucopias

One of my absolute favorite things in our shop is the millinery.  I love sorting it, photographing it and, of course, doing things with it.  Above are a couple of my top picks -- a spray of autumn colored maple leaves, vintage white cherries and vintage button mushrooms.  They mixed in perfectly with other seasonal fruits and leaves to top off a few handmade paper cones.

Much like the treat buckets, we used pretty Italian papers, ribbons and Dresden trims to create these cones.  Plus a scrap of a girl holding a cornucopia.  I'm very into the large turkey Dresdens -- we just got them in today so they'll be in the shop and on the website first thing tomorrow.

We made each cone unique but kept it pretty cohesive color-wise.  Left to right we have a velvet leaf/nut and vintage exotic fruit cone, an autumn floral cone with both vintage and contemporary flowers and, last but not least, a fruit cone with all vintage Japanese and German berries, fruits and chili.

Have you started thinking Thanksgiving crafting? Or is Thanksgiving more of a cooking holiday for you? It's definitely a time for baking around here.  And for... mmm... turkey sandwiches!

1 comment:

  1. These are GORGEOUS, Amanda...*swoon* Such pretty little details... I really like those tiny burnished colored leaves at the top. Those paper cones are just so elegant. No Thanksgiving crafting here. But we are heading Stateside soon for Thanksgiving celebrations--soo happy, it's been ages since I've been home for a REAL Thanksgiving. I can almost taste the pumpkin pie now...mmm... Happy Weekend ((HUGS))