If you don't live here in the south you may not be sure
which tree sheds these beautiful seed pods.
It is the Southern Magnolia, these coming from
the smaller species called Little Gem.
Blooming with huge white
flowers in Summer, permeating the humid air with heavy
but lovely perfume........southern nights would not be
the same without the the magnolias.
Heading into the doctor's office on Tuesday - DH was
hobbling with a knee problem - I noticed the seed pods
on the ground before seeing the magnolia tree, deciding
right then and there I would gather some up on the way out.
I saw a potential natural and unusual Christmas decoration!
....and the amazing laptop case?
My recent win from the lovely and talented California
designer Christina here at GREIGE.
She does everything right when it comes to decorating her
own home, and then helping others take their spaces to
Christina's daily blog is stunning, her giveaways are
awesome.....and recently I was thrilled to win this
sleek envelope laptop case made from one piece of rugged
oiled leather and two solid copper rivets from a
small California company named boutonne. It certainly
makes a statement and will protect my much-loved
MacBook Air for ages.
If you've not visited Christina at GREIGE yet you are in
for a treat, head over to say hello, tell her I sent you,
see the beautiful things in her home, and for sale in her