Don't they look fabulous?If you want to learn some interesting facts about buckeyes, including how they got their name, go check out Mary's post HERE. And while your there, don't miss her wonderful Buckeye Candy recipe...it's to die for! You may already be familiar with Mary because she is one of the members of our Inspiration Cafe group and is one awesome cook. So, while you're over at her blog, check out a few of her other posts. You won't regret it, I promise!
As for my box of buckeyes...well....check this out! She didn't mess around...this package came Priority Mail!!
A Gallon size bag filled with beautiful buckeyes! Mary is so smart, she put a paper towel in with them to absorb the moisture so they wouldn't mold!
Here are what the buckeyes look like in their shell and out...
She told me to bake them in the oven so they would dry out quickly. While they were in the oven, I got out this old bread dough bowl that I purchased from an antique store when I lived in Montana. It is so old and was very well loved by someone. I always thought I would paint it, but couldn't bring myself to.
So I decided to give it a good rubbing with some paste wax and bring it to life! Check out the difference it made in that old bowl. I snapped a pic of it when half of it was waxed. Big difference!
I put all of the buckeyes in it and added a little bit of ribbon that I curled around a curtain rod and threw in some of those beautiful bittersweet berries. now I have a beautiful bowl full of Autumnal good luck, compliments of an amazing blog friend whom I hope to meet one day!
Thank you Mary! I love them!
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