Hello Dear Readers!
Today is the first Friday of the month and that means it is Floral Friday!
Wow did the month of October fly by!!
Today I am joining my sweet and talented friends of Floral Friday,
Lidy, Mary and Pam presenting our creations of a Harvest Celebration.
Their links are at the end of the post under their respective beautiful image.
A tremendous amount of beautiful floral inspiration is here for you today
to enjoy and hopefully help you create one of your own!
I am a bit of an out of the box type of person, so I thought I would use
some colors that I used last Fall….lavenders and plum.
Our common theme here today is HARVEST.
I used my antique French bread basket as my container.
You can see that I used a serving bowl and placed the wet floral foam in it
and elevated it with a small box…this gave the arrangement great height.
I seem to tend to gather some of my favorites each time I shop for flowers,
hydrangeas, alstroemeria, roses and that beautiful seeded eucalyptus
that has that wonderful draping characteristic.
Some of the visions of Harvest and Fall to me are the pumpkin patches
filled with families scouting for that perfect pumpkin to take home.
We have fond memories of taking our Sweetie to a local farm/pumpkin patch
and she so looked forward to bringing home that petite pumpkin to put in her room.
We went to that pumpkin patch for many years, but alas, she is a teenager now
and the yearly journey to the pumpkin patch has been replaced with
outings with her friends.
To me the most beautiful fields that harvested in the Fall are the
snowy white fields of cotton.
I remember long, long ago while traveling through South Carolina
to see my son’s college soccer game, we came across a field of cotton
and it was breathtaking….remember, this Florida girl is used to seeing
fields of palm trees. It was the very first time I saw those fields.
You see, this Florida Girl never thought she would be driving by so many
enchanted fields of cotton now. As fate had it, my son moved to
North Carolina, married, and then a few years later, announced they were starting a family.
So what did we do? We sold our house and moved to North Carolina as soon as we
could . . . as this Florida Girl wanted to be settled before we welcomed
our Grandbaby….our Sweetie.
As for my hubby, he is a trooper as he hates the cold weather . . . but loves
his family more . . .
Here is a fact that you probably do not know.
When we moved to N.C. we found a builder that we loved and then began building our house.
We lived with my son and daughter-in-law during the building process.
We closed on our home the day our Sweetie was born.
We knew that it was a good sign
that we made a good move.
We are so happy here…While running errands today, I drove down tree lined streets
that were brilliant with color. Soon the trees will do its own sort of Harvest.
Harvesting their leaves that tumble to the ground putting nourishment back into the earth.
Well at least those leaves that have avoided the lawn mower bags!
To me, Harvest time is a time of reaping what you sow …
gathering the fruits of your labor. Whether this be literally or spiritually.
Now we turn to another season in our life . . . the journey of building our
“right-sized” home. . . . however, not so sure about the “right” as we keep adding
square footage . . . then taking it away, only to add it back again.
Hope you enjoyed today’s Floral Friday . . . and now a real treat.
My Floral Friday friends have some beautiful,
beautiful floral inspiration for you to enjoy.
The links to their post are below their wonderful images.
Aren’t they all so very beautiful?!!!
And speaking of beautiful . . . I spoke of my Sweetie today.
With her permission, I will show you her Halloween costume this year.
She dressed as a Anime (Pokemon) character who is a Japanese School Girl.
I told her that she reminded me of how I “preppily” dressed in high school…
Ooops…Did I just date myself?!!!
I wish you all a most beautiful day and weekend!