Thursday, September 20, 2012


I have some of the most amazing blog friends!  Truly I do!  My friend Mary at Sweet Little Bluebird happens to be one of them.  She sent me a box of buckeyes in the mail!  I love buckeyes and they are a great addition to any fall decor, not to mention that they are supposed to bring good luck!
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'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!!
And inside.....
 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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  1. Wow, what a transformation on the bowl. I've never heard of buckeyes. I gathered acorns last year and skipped the oven step only to find maggoty worms crawling all around the living room. Glad you didn't make that mistake. Love the curled ribbon too.

  2. Danni,

    What a sweet post! Thanks for the love ~ it made my week! I love what you did with the buckeyes, especially using the bittersweet! The bowl looks brought it back to life, it looks so good!

    I can't wait to get my hands on the bittersweet....hmmm, what will I do with it???

    You are the sweetest...I hope to meet in person one day too!

    I hope you have a great fall day!

    Hugs to you ~

  3. Yeah! You got your buckeyes! The arrangement looks fabulous. The curly ribbon adds a perfect touch always seem to know how to embellish things just right, Danni!

  4. Are buckeyes what we call chestnuts? You've inspired me to bring out the wood bowl my daughter made many years ago in school! What a perfect decoration for a farmhouse! ~ Maureen

  5. They look lovely in your wood bowl with the bittersweet, Danni.

  6. Danni that looks amazing, I lovethe curled ribbon to finish. You are the queen of the centre piece!

  7. I hate to admit it, but I didn't even know what a buck eye was! Thanks for enlightening a city girl! Your bowl looks great.

    Warmly, Michelle

  8. Lovely, I have a buckeye that my mother gave me shortly before she died, in 1988. I cherish it.

    1. Thank you Sandra! A buckeye makes a lovely touchstone to the past. I wanted to reply to you via email, but you come up as a no-reply blogger.

  9. That looks great! What a cool autumn decoration! Mary is a sweet blog friend to send you the buckeyes, and I hope you get to meet her one day, too!

  10. Mary wrote a great post about buckeyes. I've never heard of them before. I have learn so much through blogging. You have a wonderful friend and you made a pretty centerpiece with the buckeyes she sent you. Very lovely!

  11. Beautiful! the buckeyes are pretty and I love that bowl, I have a thing for wood bowls!

  12. I love this post Danni. You and Mary are the best!!! xxx

  13. Buckeyes are so fun! I love them being form MI with the lovely state of Ohio right next doer to me. I checkout the link you gave and I was so happy to find a recipe for "buckeyes" I pinned it and will be making them with my kids.

  14. You changed your blog!!!! L-O-V-E IT!!!

  15. I am with Paula above - I love the new look! It is only 20 minutes to fall and I am anxiously awaiting to see if you turn into a pumpkin or some sort of autumn foolishness! The buckeyes and the bittersweet in the dough bowl are beautiful! I am going to look for that buckeye recipe and hope it is the one with peanut butter inside and chocolate covering it - my cousin used to make them every Christmas!

  16. I love your beautiful bowl, too and what a nice package! Happy Fall!

  17. This is so awesome! I love the buckeyes and berries together. The ribbon just makes it. Thank you so much for sharing again at A Bouquet of Talent. I am so happy to have you share. HUGS

  18. How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures