Nov 19, 2010

A Little Stroll...


When Heather at Dusty Bay showcased Snowberries
on her beautiful garden blog...

I knew... I would have to take a stroll
to the local river...

(click photos to enlarge)

and gather a bundle for a little centerpiece...


I quickly learned the twigs are far too delicate
support the berries in an upright position!

So I stood a couple of heavy twigs in the center
to support the heavy berries...


While I was wandering by the river
I lucked out and found this sweet little nest..

I feathered my new nest
with a few berries and a dried rose...


A happy bit of late day sun
shining in the window...


A birds eye view :-)


After my cold little journey
hot oatmeal raisin cookies are a nice way to warm up...


I hope you enjoyed your journey today?

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25 comments:

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, I like the way you did the vignette of the snow berries. We dont have them down here at first I thought the were goose berries. But your photos are beautiful anyway. Have a nice evening...Julian

NanaDiana said...

I don't think we have snowberries here. We have some winterberries (red) that I need to get for some outside decorating. Yours are beautiful! Love the little nest It is just so sweet. Hugs-Diana

Deborah said...

Oh Bella..these berries and the nest are so soft and lovely.
I love berries and Christmas together. they are so decorative...
And oatmeal raiisn ..how yummy!

Deborah xoxo

Lavender Cottage said...

The snowberries look really nice in your vase Bella as well as creatively arranged in the bird's nest.
Oatmeal raisin cookies...mmmm - any tea to go with them?
Judith

Lady Farmer said...

I never thought to use Snowberries in an arrangement! They are very pretty. And how fortuitous to find the wee little nest! I love it in your little vignette!

Marydon said...

G'eve Bella ~ Such beautiful arrangements. Ohh, yummy, the cookies sound wonderful with a hot cup of tea.

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Those are so cool! I had never heard of them before. I've only been in this area for 10 years. :)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Such beautiful photos! The little white berries are so pretty!

Blondie's Journal said...

Bella...your posts are always so sweet. I have never even heard of Snow Berries, they are so pretty and fun for decorating...love your photos.

Happy Weekend!!

XO,
Jane

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Bella wonderful pictures.. ;O))
a very very nice weekend..
Kisses Susi

Farah Muzaffar said...

Very nice Bella... berries look so perfect in your vase, and nest... what a cute little home for your rose.. its looks so lovely... beautiful photos and as much beautiful your display and your way of talking...
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Love
Farah

Bare Mio said...

Lovely pictures and lovely blog.
Those little white berries are so pretty.
Wish you a nice weekend :O)

Blue Creek Home said...

What a lovely natural vignette! I love the berries and branches in the vase and the sweet bird's nest just makes it perfect.
Rhonda

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
I have seen these lately on blogs but never in real life. They do look pretty with your little nest. Warm cookies would be a great end to a walk.

Carolyn

Heaven's Walk - said...

Sounds (and looks!) like you had the perfect autumn afternoon, Bella! I love decorating for Christmas with white berries! No red at Heaven's Walk during the holidays - just white and green. lol! It's always such a sweet moment when you discover an little abandoned nest in a tree. I used to use them to decorate my Christmas tree. :)

xoox laurie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The berries are beautiful, love your photos! Happy Thanksgiving:@)

Sandy said...

You have those growing wild? Lucky duck!

Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie!

P.S. – I’m having a Jeanne d’Arc Living Christmas Giveaway!

Bisous,
Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/


Pat said...

Gorgeous images!

rosarod said...

Hi Bella, Your snowberries look beautiful in that light color and the little nest you found complement your decor. Rose marie blessings

Marlis said...

Beautiful snow berries. Never heard of these until today. They are wonderful. I love the beautiful vignette you created with them. Love the silver beverage too. ;-)

Ruth said...

berries and the nest.. oh my! they are so beautiful!!

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
Pretty berries! I love the little nest. I don't think we have snowberries here; I've never seen them. They are so lovely though....I wish we did!

Brenda Kula said...

So simple and elegant! We have holly bushes and they have delightful red berries in winter.
Brenda

Char said...

I think the snowberries are just perfect. I don't remember ever seeing those before, but you just never know if you don't take notice of what is around you. Look at the lovely nest you found!!! So nice Bella, Char

The Tablescaper said...

i've never seen snowberries. What a beautiful vignette.

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