Transitioning From Summer to Fall Flower Arrangement

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

beautiful images.




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

Orange Kalanchoe

Pink Lilies

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!

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  1. Shirley, Your flower arrangement is gorgeous…those peony tulip, oh my! I love your beautiful charity find container as a vase. I’ve never met a Johnson Brothers pattern I didn’t love and your Pamona plates are beauties. So nice to see your new dining room and table set with the fireplace and mantel in the background. It will be so cozy for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yes, I’m ready for fall, but fall is not ready for us. I think back to our record breaking heat last October and weeks of 95 degree temps last year. I hope Mother Nature behaves herself this year. So happy to joining you for some flower therapy today. ♥

  2. Shirley, what a fabulous dining room to share a meal with guests. Your arrangement with the pink lilies and the stunning peony tulips is a show stopping centerpiece. Did you choose these gorgeous flowers from Trader Joe’s. The brown transferware lidded jar was a steal and it is the perfect vessel for your arrangement. I do love your PB linens and like Mary, I have never met a Johnson Brothers pattern that I don’t love. The Pamona plates are the ideal transition into autumn, which happens to be my favorite season. Summer is still very much present with 90+ temperatures and high humidity. Your gorgeous table setting and flowers bring a touch of autumn on a Monday Morning Blooms. It is always a pleasure to share flower therapy with you! Wishing you a delightful day!

  3. This is a beautiful arrangement. Love the colors and flower choice. I am slowly bringing fall into our home but hubby has forbidden any pumpkins. He reminds me it’s August and the temps are in the 90s. Happy Monday!

  4. Shirley your table is just beautiful and a gentle fall feeling. Those flowers are amazing with their texture and colors. Just beautiful my friend. I am a summer girl but I have to say I am ready for Fall too. I hope here in the midwest we get a nice fall with the turning leaves and cool mornings. Have a great start to the new week.

  5. Love your color choices and that transferware container is beautiful.

  6. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing

  7. This bright arrangement of blooms is certainly a show stopper Shirley! I love the arrangement placed in the brown transferware, what a great way to introduce a touch of fall…the plates you chose for the table really complete the nod to fall and the flowers celebrate it! There is nothing better than flower therapy!! Just beautiful, and hopefully your table will be enjoyed by special guests 🙂
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  8. Bonnie shafer says


  9. Perfect in every way!

  10. Linda Ramsey says

    Gorgeous arrangement & just love your dining room.

  11. Shirley, such beautiful lilies and the peony lilies are outstanding. Such an amazing arrangement in your brown transfer ware is a show stopper. Beautiful table and how wonderful when we can actually gather together again. Beautiful post.

  12. Shirley, this is gorgeous….no surprise there. I LOVE the pink/orange combination!!! The vessel was certainly a steal and is perfect too. I wish so much we could get back to entertaining and HUGS too!!!!! I miss my friends and getting together. Have a beautiful day. It is pretty nice here, 78 degrees right now and the humidity is not bad. I THINK we are done with the 90’s, at least I HOPE!!!!
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  13. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Love the container the flowers are in! A beautiful arrangement!

  14. Love the mix of pinks and oranges in the brown transferware, Shirley! And the tablescape is a bonus on this Monday morning blooms post! It is sad to think of not having guests, especially as we start looking toward cooler weather and, dare I say it, the holidays. Your home is unfolding so beautifully!

  15. Pink and orange is a favorite combination of mine…not for the faint of heart! The arrangement is simply stunning. Mixed feelings on Fall’s arrival…the SC heat and humidity are relentless, but I do so love the long days, verdant greens, and my hummingbirds!

  16. Shirley, I’m ready to move into fall both visually and in hopes of cooler temps. I love the transferware covered jar. What an amazing find for $6. I certainly have blue and white transfer ware, but I’ve also loved collecting the brown. I would love to find a piece such as yours. My Brown Furnivals is used frequently in the fall. Does this piece have a mark?
    The peony tulips are also favorites here. Haven’t seen them recentl. You are lucky to find them in August.
    As always, this is a beautiful post, dear friend.

  17. Shirley, how beautiful! Your flower arrangement is absolutely the essence of summer/fall transition. Those peony tulips, oh, they are stunning, aren’t they? I adore the Pomona plates, they are a favorite. So nice to see your new dining room and table set with the fireplace and mantel in the background. So happy to joining you for some flower therapy today
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  18. Rebecca Turner, says

    A gorgeous arrangement, Shirley! You always chose such interesting containers as well! I typically go for something easy like lilies, that look great in a vase, just by themselves. I enjoy your lush arrangements with a variety of flowers though.

  19. Everything about our presentation is lovel, it, I’ve ive come to expect no less from you. I like the subtle use of orange with shades f pink in the flower arrangement. It’s a nice little surprise.

  20. Shirley, this may be my most favorite arrangement you have ever done! It is absolutely stunning with the pinks and oranges in the lovely transferware container. Your tablescape is beautiful and has me dreaming of fall. I can just picture a crackling fire in the lovely fireplace providing the perfect backdrop for an autumn meal.

  21. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says

    Shirley, your flowers are so gorgeous and I just love that container you put them in. Your tablescape is so pretty, too. Thanks for sharing with us. I always look forward to your posts. Stay healthy and safe!

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