Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pine Needles

Pine Needles available in my Etsy Shop

This native North American White Pine is known as Pinus Strobus and is found  from Newfoundland to Minnesota, Appalachia to the northing tip of Georgia. At one time the pine forests dominated the landscape. Due to extensive logging of these towering trees in the 18th and 19th century, only about 1% of the original trees remain in North America. This tree, which was prized by the British for its strength and straigtness, was shipped back to England for use as masts on their naval ships. Some Native American tribes used the inner bark as a sort of flour and ate the nuts inside the cones, and pine resin was used to seal baskets and boats and to make turpentine. But most notably, white pine trees are a favorite Christmas tree because it does not give off any aroma so it is best for those with allergies and the soft feathery pine needles are used in garlands and wreaths because they keep their needles long after being harvested.

I have been looking for a holiday sweater this is casual, comfortable and chic. I think I may have found one that would pair well with these earrings. I would see this with some skinny jeans, some tall brown boots and a squishy scarf. And some hot cocoa. ;-)

sweater from Ann Taylor Loft

Erin Prais-Hintz invites you to go on a journey of inspiration at her blog Treasures Found :: Inspiration is Everywhere. You can view a gallery of her work at or purchase her new line of 'Simple Truths' in her Etsy shop.


  1. I love those earrings Erin! Simply gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Damn! Just went to try and buy these and they'd already been snapped up. They are stunners!

  3. Love these earrings Erin! And yes, a cozy scarf and hot cocoa would complete the outfit :)

  4. I love the knowledge you shared with us! Anything about nature fascinates me! Kudos on selling them too! Gorgeous!

  5. I'm totally taken with these earrings! The way you've used the elements together is so unexpected ... and delightful! The "loose ends" have a random playfulness you don't expect in earrings. The outfit sounds delightful ... now's the time to buy clothes to match any of our latest jewelry with all the sales, right?! :) - Susan @ My Happy Things