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Monday, August 13, 2012

A Slightly Strange Blog Post

Hope all of you had a great week-end.  Thanks to all of you who looked at my pictures at the lighthouse.  Late yesterday afternoon  one of my gardening buddies stopped by.  She told me that she had chopped down a contorted filbert tree.  The branches of this tree are totally awesome so I asked her if I could have the branches.  She had no use for them and was glad to get rid of some.  The SBA and I went over there this PM and chopped that little tree to pieces.  Our dear SIL wants some of them so we'll take a little road trip a few hours north of Seattle this week-end and deliver her share of the goodies.  Here is my question!  What would you do with these branches???? I would love to hear suggestions from my wonderful creative blog friends!!

 Here is the pile as we got them full of leaves.
 
These branches are much like those of the curly willow.

 Here is what they look like with the leaves off. This is just a start.

The pile of leaves!!!

Have a wonderful week!

9 comments:

  1. Well I never would have had the idea to ask for those branches! You are so very creative. Sorry I have no suggestions. I'm not very good at that sort of thing. Can't wait to see what others suggest!

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  2. Wow, those are interesting tree branches. I'm anxious to see what you come up with. I would have never thought to ask for them either!

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  3. Looking forward to seeing what you make with those. I've never done a project with tree branches before so I can't help much there.

    Good Luck!

    Jen

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  4. I love the contorted tree branches. I would stick a nice one in a stand and string white lights on it. Then, I'd hang cross stitched Halloween ornaments on it to make a "Spooky Tree". Adele

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  5. What cool branches! One would definitely make a cool ornament tree! Also, maybe some on top of a cupboard?

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  6. Very cool. We don't have filbert tres here. know that you will find something to do with them. How about a Hallowen ornament tree??

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  7. Very neat branches, I love how twisted they are. I like everyone's ideas for an ornaments tree, you could even spray paint them a glittery black. Or what about in a plant arrangement. They look like they would make nice trellises.

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  8. I thought those limbs looked like something my mother has growing in her back yard that she calls Henry Lauder's Walking Stick. When I checked, I find that it's another name for the Contorted Filbert. :) Like Melody, I would probably use them on top of a cupboard with some other things woven around. Stupid me - until your post I had never even thought of getting some branches from my mother to use. :)

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  9. I saved branches when we cut down our corkscrew willow, so I totally get saving the filbert branches. Adding these cool branches to floral arrangements, either real or silk, adds interest and a bit of of difference in texture.

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