Hazelnuts glued together (using a lit to get an even circle) The result is a christmastree-ornament in the form of a wreath! ~I~ You could use chestnuts - and instead of glue - use needle and sisal-string.
Elsa Beskow was the illustrator that shaped my taste I think. The books my mother had loved as a child in Sweden were passed on to me and I poured over every detail and loved them too. --- I too Elsa Beskow.
Whitewashed front porch styled for winter.We have this an old lantern that looks just like this and some vintage skates, I never thought to pair them with some Christmas greens.maybe this year near the back door.