Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Wood roses 2

The wood roses have been gathering dust
in a basket.
Like the shells from summer which lost their lustre
and the conkers that dulled and cracked,
these once vital seasonal gleanings needed
a stern reappraisal.

Luckily there are people out there who know how to repurpose,
and so these have been given a new lease of life
thanks to Pebbledash and Silverpebble.

Now they are scented wax pine cone firelighters.
I admit they don't look very different
but that is because I had not a glimmer of daylight
all day.
They will have their moment of glory when the woodstove
is commissioned.


  1. Excellent idea.

    I'm an owl, by the way. Too late, though, I realise!

  2. What a great project. I imagine your house will smell gorgeous with these combined with woodsmoke!

  3. Lovely nice- wood roses, I've never heard that before.

  4. How lovely, a scented fire!
    And I think it's about time that my dusty conker collection had a reappraisal, too. Why is it so hard to throw these things away?

  5. Thank you for the link!

    I particularly love you 'wood roses' variety - so very pretty!

  6. May we see the ceremonial first lighting of the wood-stove please? I am getting quite excited by it, is it soon?

  7. You are going to be so toe wriggling toasty! I love our woodburner... love it, love it, LOVE IT.