Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the crisp air, the smell of wood smoke and the colors of fall. This year, I’ve been slow to bring out the fall decor so today I decided it was time to remedy that.
One of my favorite things to decorate with is fresh flowers. I love having fresh flowers in the house year round and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to get some great looking fall flower arrangements.
Let me preface this by saying that I am not a floral arranging expert. I know what looks good to me and that’s about it.
This is what I was able to do with five grocery store bouquets. You know, the three for $12 kind. Two large, two medium, one small and six singles or bud vases.
A larger arrangement for the entry table in the foyer.
Another large arrangement in an antique copper pot for a small table in front of the dining room fire place.
A medium-ish arrangement in an antique amber vase for the library desk.
Another medium arrangement for the coffee table in the sunroom. This one in an old wooden pitcher with a jelly jar to hold the water.
A small arrangement for a small copper pitcher in the dining room.
I filled several white milk glass vases with single stems to use in a centerpiece for the dining room table.
The small little buds that were trimmed from other pieces all went into a small silver bud vase. I’m not sure where this one will end up.
I used a single carnation in a black glass bud vase which also doesn’t have a home yet.
It’s a pretty good start for bringing some fall colors into the house.
So, what do you think? Do you decorate with fresh flowers?