Transitioning to Fall – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

It’s a great day today as it is Floral Friday, when I join my lovely and talented

friends, Lidy (French Garden House) Mary (Home Is Where The Boat Is)

and Pam (Everyday Living), to bring you some great floral inspiration.

Today we are transitioning to Fall. Keeping that little bit of summer that is left

and easing gently into Fall.

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At the end of this post, you will find the gorgeous images and links

of our Floral Friday group. Just click on the link and it will bring you

to each person’s post where you will enjoy and gain such magnificent floral beauty!


Last year, I used lots of plum/purple in my Fall decor.

So I decided the color that I would use to transition and ease into Fall,

would be lavender with white, and green.

I packed most of my Longaberger baskets away and kept a few to use at Berry Patch.

One of those baskets is this beautifully shaped one that is the Longaberger,

2000 October Fields Basket.

The lid of this basket is so pretty that I decided to include it in the Fall vignette.

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For most of my Floral Friday posts and arrangements that I have around the house,

I obtain my flowers from Trader Joe’s. I do this, as the cost to make an arrangement

such as this one is so very reasonable.

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The cost to create this arrangement was under $20.00.

So for less than $20.00, you can create a wonderful basketful of happiness!

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I felt that there was not enough texture in the arrangement.

I wanted to have the softer shades of easing into Fall, but needed something

to make the arrangement pop.

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I added a pretty caramel colored linen wired ribbon and weaved it in and out

of the arrangement and it was just the color and texture

and a bit of charm that I was going for. I started weaving the ribbon in-between the flowers

beginning at the top and when I got to the base of the basket, I tucked

the ribbon in at the base and left a ribbon tail to cascade down the basket.

I repeated the same procedure to the other side of the arrangement.

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After adding the ribbon, I stood back and thought that the arrangement needed just

a little something more….I looked at the lavender roses and had an epiphany!

I can add stems of the wonderfully fragrant dried lavender. . . and I did!

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With the colors of the arrangement that I had in mind, I was happy to see that there

were hydrangeas at Trader Joe’s with the lavender and green  blooms!

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I made certain that I not pack away all of my seasonal decor.

I love these pretty little leaf shaped dishes by Lenox and they have been a

staple in my Fall decor for years.

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The fall inspired potpourri with little pods shaped like pumpkins

that I found several years ago was love at first sight.

Rather than using a runner or a tablecloth for the table, I decided to do something different.

Always trying to think out of the box, I used the same linen wired ribbon

and weaved it throughout the items on the table.

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The wood carved pumpkins have been another staple in my Fall decor.

I purchased these years ago and have not seen them again in any stores since.

For our next Floral Friday, I hope to bring you a step by step of my floral creation.

Lack of time prevented me from doing it this week as I had planned.

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Hope you enjoyed my transition to Fall arrangement as much as I enjoyed creating it!

Now it is time to visit the lovely and most creative ladies of Floral Friday.

The links to their beautiful, beautiful posts are below their image.

So grab your favorite beverage and be prepared to take in lots of gorgeous floral inspiration!!











I wish you all a most beautiful day and weekend filled with lots of “happy” !!

Hope you have some fun plans. Mine will involve the “Boys of Summer”

and hopefully get in some retail therapy  too!!

I will be working on more Fall decor next week so stay tuned for that 

and the announcement of the winner of the French Country Cottage book.

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  1. Beautifully done as usual. I love the added ribbon and lavender. So glad you thought to add those. I wish I had floral arranging skills like you do. Have a great weekend!

  2. Having just recovered from a house move myself, I am amazed that you are up and running with beautiy to share on your blog!

  3. Shirley, Your beautiful ‘basket arrangement of happiness’ makes a perfect transitional fall vignette on your table. I love the addition of with wired ribbon weaving through the blooms and cascading on the table among your pumpkins and fall potpourri. The lid to your October Fields Basket is a beauty with the leave adornment and the little sprigs of dried lavender are the perfect punctuation mark to your arrangement! I so wish I had a Trader Joe’s near me…you can’t beat them for an affordable selection of flowers! It’s always a pleasure to join you for Floral Friday. Safe travels with the ‘boys of summer’ xo

  4. Less than $20? Way to go, Shirley! The little bits of purple are so pretty with your fall vignette.

  5. Shirley, you never disappoint with your always perfect presentations. As for fall, today is the first that we’ve had a hint of fall and we are ready as we’ve experienced unusually warm, humid days this summer.

  6. Just beautiful, Shirley. Looking forward to the instructions!

  7. Shirley, the soft colors of your floral are so beautiful and romantic! If only Trader Joe’s wasn’t 60 miles away, what a wonderful price for this stunning arrangement. The wooden pumpkins and the Lenox leaf plate with the autumnal potpourri add more beauty to your fabulous vignette. The addition of the wired ribbon and the sprigs of lavender were the perfect crowning touch. The lid of the basket with the leaf adornment definitely speaks of autumn. I love sharing Floral Friday’s with you, have a safe and fun weekend!❤️

  8. What a charming post!Gorgeous flowers bouquet!

  9. A beautiful transition to autumn. Don’t we love Trader Joe’s. Love the pumpkins that go beautifully with your arrangement. Beautiful post. Love floral Friday’s.

  10. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    How beautiful. I love the color combo.

  11. Shirley, your transitional autumn arrangement is gorgeous! The lavender roses with the added texture is so pretty, and I love your idea of adding burlap ribbon for added texture and color. I always love Floral Friday and can’t wait to see what you create! You are so talented at floral design! Happy Friday!!!

  12. Truly lovely Shirley, your basket of happiness definitely made me smile and sigh! I have noticed the trend to use purple in fall decor and the linen ribbon is the perfect element to add a seasonal touch. Yes, the addition of lavender was brilliant, the texture is wonderful against the soft puffy roses and hydrangeas. The white wooden pumpkins are the perfect finishing touch for your fall table vignette. I just love Floral Fridays!

  13. When I read these Friday posts…I find myself smiling through it all. Just lovely! 😉

  14. FrenchGardenHouse says

    Beautiful!! I love your transitional arrangement Shirley. The colors are calming and perfect for this time of year and the Berry Patch house. It’s such a joy to share Floral Friday with you! xo Lidy

  15. Wonderful arrangement and colors. Still loving the pumpkins. You are making Berry Patch a pretty temporary home

    Enjoy your weekend


  16. JoAnn Mooney says

    Love your transition to fall arrangement, especially the lavender roses! Have a great weekend!

  17. Bobbie Herring says

    Love all of the fall settings. I’ll have to get my Longaberger Basket out to do my fall arrangement.

  18. So pretty Shirley. Love the lavender.

  19. Simple and stunning! A perfect blend of texture and color choices to ease into fall (wherever it is) and the amount it cost to put together is unbelievable for such an amazing arrangement. I’m new to H.D. but oh how I have enjoyed!
    Many Blessings.

  20. JUST getting to sit down. Tracy was back to the ER at 1AM, then transported to the hospital and had her appendix removed today!!!!! WHAT a week this has been. I’ll email you more. Your arrangement is gorgeous and under $20.00!!!??? Amazing! I wish I had a TJ’s closer, mine is 45 mins. away. Thanks for a beautiful, bright spot in my day. I needed that.

  21. Shirley, I love all the flowers you chose for your arrangement transitioning from summer to fall. The addition of the linen ribbon woven in and out was a lovely touch as was adding the fresh lavender. The lush lavender roses are so beautiful and with the white and lavender hydrangeas against the pretty basket container, it says fall beautifully.
    I thoroughly enjoy Floral Fridays.
    I’m late commenting since I’ve had family here all weekend.

  22. Very pretty, Shirley. I love your staple items for the fall decor. True classics stand the test of time!

  23. Bobbi Duncan says

    Love your arrangement with the lavender roses complimenting the lavender hydrangeas so nicely! I’m fortunate to have a TJ only 20 minutes away to get their good prices on florals among other things I like there. Hugs!

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