Friday, September 28, 2012

Decorating With Hedge Apples

Oh happy's finally FALL!!! Temps keep falling, and so do hedge apples. Last weekend, Mr.CC was workng at his best friend's hunting camp, and while he was out and about on the property, he found  a lot of these bright green goodies for me, his sweetheart. I know what you are thinking, he brought home bags of hedge apples, and she was happy about it? Oh yes, she was grinning from ear to ear! I know it sounds strange to some of you, but it's the little things that make this old gal giddy. He was aware of the fact that, I LOVE to use these in my Fall decor, and it just never hurts to earn a couple of extra brownie points, does it? Oh well, enought about how I got all of these, let's now see how I have used some of them.

                      Added some to my vintage shopping basket.

                      Here we have an old burlap feed sack...ironstone...
                      faux Fall leaves...old berry basket and a white faux

                                 One found it's way to one of
                                         my vintage scales.


                     Just a simple FARMHOUSE just
                                   what I was looking for.

                       They were just waiting for him to come along.

                      Spanish moss is everywhere here in
                                our neck of the woods.

                         Oh how funny, that's it's the little things that
                                      make us so HAPPY!!

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Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I never knew what they were called! I don't think they have those around here. They make great fall decor.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

They are all over the place here, too, Linda! I love 'em! I love how you've used them in your decor. Happy Fall!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

We have those all around here too Linda. I LOVE how you place one on top of your vintage scale and your basket vignette looks great too! So pretty!

middle child said...

It is the little things that count. How do I get my husband to do the little things? I am low maintanence and I too am pleased by the little thoughtful things. You are a lucky woman and your displays are beautiful!

shannon i olson said...

we found some horse chestnuts out on our walk, made my day! even though I can't eat them they look wonderful sitting in a leaf bowl!

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

Very Cute!! I have never even heard of 'hedge apples' but they certainly look great!! I'm your newest follower! =) Deanna

Gail said...

How pretty Linda! I love how you used them!! I'm not sure if we have them around here or not, but I will be checking. Enjoy your day, Gail

Cristina Garay said...

I didn't even know they existed! :)
I love their color and texture.

Sweet Peas said...

Those are really neat! One time my husband came home with an enamelware lid he found in an old house and I was so happy...i'm like you, the little things mean the most. New follower to your blog, come visit sometime :)


Donna said...

I don't know where I have been but I have never heard of hedge apples! I love them and so thoughtful of Mr. CC to think of you. They are wonderful.
I love to see the moss in the trees as we drive further south.

Anonymous said...

I took a friend to lunch today and we spotted a tree loaded with them in the bistro yard where we had our lunch. Not too many had fallen yet and their bright green orbs were so pretty hanging in the tree. The owner said I was welcome to them so I will go back and gather a bunch. I love to decorate with them and I love their smell too.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
I've never heard of a hedge apple either so now I know. I love the pretty wire basket all fluffed up for fall.


Okio B Designs said...

I never heard of hedge apples either. They are gorgeous! Can you actually eat them?????


Pam Kessler said...

I just stopped by the tree where I stole them last year and there are none on the ground yet. I like the vibrant color of those things! I love your market basket.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I was thinking about getting some but they were very small and 99 cents a piece.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Mr. CC is a sweetheart to get them for you. They're great to decorate with. Nice vignette you created.

Honey at 2805 said...

It's so nice that there are just laying there waiting to be picked up! My former house had a Bois'd Arc ?
tree. If I knew then what I know now........Thank you for sharing your fabulous Fall inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!

Becca Bertotti said...

I'm ashamed to admit I didn't even know what they were called! LOL. But, I'd be giddy, too, if my hubs brought some home ... they look great as part of your Fall decor!

Robin said...

I also didn't know what these were called, but now I want to find some! Your basket looks great. Love the pop of green with the orange. Robin

Mary Jo said...

Too cute how you have those on display, here in Tennessee we call them Osage oranges. I have an Osage orange tree in my yard so I have lots of these "oranges" in my yard right now!

Sue at Serendipity said...

What are these lovely things? I get the idea they are not welcome everywhere and I've certainly never seen such a thing in Oregon! Thanks for the info!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Mary Jo,
Osage orange is what Mr.CC has always called these, but it seems like more folks call them hedge apples...who knows:)


Pam said...

Love your fall decor using the hedge apples. Truly a gorgeous fall arrangement. I am a new follower and just love your blog. I'd love for you to stop by sometime and enter my "Paris Monday's monthly giveaway or just to say hi. xo's Pam

Sheila said...

thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello. I have wanted to do a furniture before and after for a while now but never remember to take the before shots :. Your home looks lovely and so does your shoppe,stop by my etsy shoppe sometime we are a wholesale/retail home based business that makes simplistic home decor made here in the USA. Have a great weekend!!


Debbiedoos said...

So that is what they are called. Very cool Linda. Love your display too.

Unknown said...

Linda I learn something new everyday didn't know they where called that. don't you just love fall?


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

LOL - I just had my hubby go get me a bag from along the road near our home and I could not for the life of me remember what they're called! Love what you did with yours :)

Cynthia said...

These are very neat. We have nothing like this where we live. We usually have tons and tons of acorns which a lot of people have but this year not really any. Disappointing.


Olive said...

They look splendid in your basket. I do not think I have ever seen hedge apples here.

Ally said...

What in the heck are those things? I kept scrolling up and down and wondering why someone scattered decor balls all over the ground...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Bringing your hedge apples inside to use as decor is a brilliant idea! They look right at home in your farmhouse vignette! I think I'll look for some of those too! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Those are really neat. We never find any around our woods. Did you know that they keep spiders out of your house. Some people put them in the basement or cellar for that reason. I added pictures of my walk in the woods to my blog today! Have a great weekend!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

They do look so pretty in your vintage basket! and on the scale I never knew what hedge apples were until blogging! ha! Guess you're never too old to learn! :)

Anne said...

That is so cool! LOVE the color and texture! That fall basket is beautiful!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I LOVE hedge apples! We even have them up here in the North! I collected a bunch last year to use as decoration at my daughter's farm wedding! Thanks for sharing this. I love your arrangement.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I've never heard of them, either...but they sure look great with that wonderful texture...

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I had never heard of or seen such an apple...nice to know about a textured apple, with a nice green color.

Debra@CommonGround said...

they DO make great Fall decor fodder!! I haven't seen any around here lately, I need to take a nature walk!

Audrey said...

They are great to decorate with and you have displayed them very nicely. The house across the street from our High School had a huge tree right by the road with these everwhere and after school the boys would have hedge apple fights. Would not be fun to be hit with one of those. Better to decorate with so I need to go see if I can find some on the ground.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Anonymous said...

I've never heard of hedge apples! Wish I could find some. They look great in your vintage basket.Love your scale too.


Pamela said...

Those are really cool Linda and free is always best! Thanx for coming to party at my place. Hope your weekend is a good one.

Pondside said...

What interesting fruits! I don't believe I've ever seen anything like them, but they make a very good addition to the fall decor!

Stephanie said...

They really are the perfect color and have great texture too! Love the one sitting on the scale!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

We just saw some Hedge Apples the other day. What a great way to display them. I had noticed that you had on your sidebar to contact you on products for a giveaway and I have tried e-mailing you a couple of times but I don't think they are getting through. My e-mail is Thanks.

Art and Sand said...

I've never seen or heard of a hedge apple, but I would love to find some for decorating.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the bright green of these apples. I have never been lucky enough to find any. I think I might need to do a little hiking in the woods and search them out!

chateau chic said...

The bright green is so pretty for Fall. These hedge apples also add a nice texture to the vignette.
Mary Alice

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Love all your touches of fall! So pretty Linda!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the texture and the bright pop of green - perfect with your fall decor!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks
Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
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Kathy Mormino

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Hello, new follower here! I would love to have you link up with my Clever Chicks
Blog Hop this week!

I hope to see you there!
The Chicken Chick
Kathy Mormino

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