Wednesday, 13 November 2013

A Magical Forest For A Little Boy

So this evening I was faffing about with a growing horde of pine cones that Olly and I have collected lately. In particular one little one, that Olly thought looked like a Christmas tree. It does. A perfect tree in miniature.

And then I had an idea. I cleared a space on the bookcase, grabbed some Blu Tac and just like that a miniature forest appeared. So this is the plan. Everyday throughout December I shall add something to the forest. A Bambiesque deer perhaps. Or a Moomin or two. A backdrop is in order. Maybe the forest will have snow one night. Or a ginger bread house will appear, as if by magic........

Of course it's all for Olly's benefit. Not mine.

Joining in with Lou's Nature In The Home series

Leanne xx


I have taken down my earlier nature submission, as it was pointed out to me that I had inadvertently advised you all to go and poison yourselves. Obviously this was not my intention. I felt like an idiot this morning, but am chuckling to myself a little now. One slightly bruised ego still intact. I think I was on planet Z yesterday morning as I picked those berries......


  1. I love this! Olly (and others) will enjoy it too. :)

  2. Oh it's lovely. Definitely a Moomin or two, I love Moomins so much. Such a happy beast is a Moomin. Olly is going to to love it I think. As will I.

  3. ooooo i missed the poison recipe post...bummer! this christmas tree forest is an insanely great idea that i love! x

  4. I so love pinecones and cant wait to scatter mine all over the house in a couple of weeks. I can completely see how this is for Olly's benefit and not yours!! Its a very pretty display! xoxo

  5. Brilliant! I totally love this idea ... I'd do this and I don't have an Olly, my youngest is now 6ft tall.

    Please tell what the berries were, I'm intrigued :)

  6. That's a great idea it looks so effective. (I missed your previous post too.)
    Sarah x

  7. Ooh I do like this idea Leanne and I will believe you that its for Olly's benefit!! I wonder what you will be able to gather to display by the end of the month?

  8. Ah, so that's what you meant! You're definitely not an idiot.

    I think this is the most enchanting idea. I love how you can add to it little by little over the coming weeks. So simple and lovely. x