Matushka Anna inspired and reminded me that I had wanted to create some kind of centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner at my parents' house.
She used things she had around the house, so I figured I could do something similar. My parents have baskets and bowls of pine cones in every room. It's their thing.
Are these called hurricanes? Notice they don't match at the bottom.
After locating two hurricanes, I found two raspberry-colored candles in a drawer.
freezing brisk walk around the house produced some rose hips (the berries, I think) and some interesting purple green leaves. My Mom had a stash of the smaller pine cones.
A few minutes and some twine produced this!