Hello Dear Readers!
Are you all ready for Fall?
I certainly am!
Today, I am presenting my
Transitioning From Summer To Fall Flower Arrangement
joining my flower loving friends, Lidy, Mary, and Pam
for another great Monday Morning Blooms.
Their links are at the bottom of my post below their
When I was thinking about what I should do for
Blooms day, I was in that
mood for Fall; however, we are still
in this hot summer month of August.
So I decided, that I shall mix the
two seasons. I thought this pretty
brown transferware lidded jar would be
perfect for the container.
I scored this beautiful piece a few years ago
at a charity thrift store for $6.00 !!
I had already purchased a wonderful
bouquet of pink lilies. So at least I knew
that pink would be my summer color and
then add the shades of orange for Fall.
The flowers that I used today are:
Alstroemeria (yellow and orange)
Spray Orange Roses
Pink Peony Tulips
and Bupleurum a.k.a. Hare’s Ear for filler.
This transitional Summer/Fall arrangement also called for
“let’s fall gently into Fall tablescape.”
So I looked in the kitchen cabinets
for some plates that would fit the bill.
I created my dish stack with:
Wooden Charger by Southern Living Home (Belk)
Lenox Butler’s Pantry for the dinner plate
Vintage Johnson Brothers Pomona for the accent plate.
The striped placemats and napkins
were a clearance find at Pottery Barn.
Flatware by Horchow.
Since my Fall decorations are still in the
“storage abyss” I gathered my leaf shaped Lenox dishes
that were in the dining room
and filled them with something we all are unable to do much of
these days ……HUGS! So hugs are on the table!
So what is Fall, without apples.
Apples placed on a Johnson Brothers Pomona
salad plate for each guest at the table.
Guests….isn’t that such a nice word?!!!
The stemware is by Marquis Waterford.
I am thinking that a great “spiced” or is it “spiked”
hot apple cider would be great after dinner.
I have been thinking about a trip to go apple picking.
And…those apple cider donuts are calling my name!
The color combination of the pinks and
oranges really do take me back to my
high school days when a dress of those
colors were quite in vogue. I’m seriously dating myself here!
I used wet floral foam that I soaked overnight
to secure the flowers.
Being that the lilies were the largest of the
flowers, I placed them in the floral foam first
starting at the center. Then worked my way around
in a semi circle fashion filling in with the peony tulips.
Once the larger flowers were placed,
I then filled in larger gaps
with Alstroemeria and the spray roses.
The very last thing I insert, are my fillers
which were the Kalanchoe and Bupluerum.
Here’s where you can get more creative with the
shape of the arrangement. I love using the fillers
to gain a cascading feel on the sides and add
height and whimsy to the top of the arrangement.
It does make me a little sad not to see
people gathered around the table as we
are all definitely used to and enjoy.
But I shall count my blessings and be patient,
that everything’s gonna be alright!
The next time, I set the table here,
I will make sure that I have a fire glowing in the background.
Now, it’s time to visit my amazing flower adoring friends.
Pam of Everyday Living
Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is
And ME! Housepitality Designs
Have a most beautiful day everyone!
May it be filled with sunshine and whatever brings you joy!