When I posted yesterday about my autumnal arrangements, I had the simple one you saw on the table, a great one one the sideboard surrounded by a whole heap of clutter (and therefore not fit for sharing, despite your kind words in the past), an unphotographed one on the mantelpiece and a strand of Old Man's Beard plus some plans.Ever since September's lovely Country Living article on outdoor arrangements, I have been on the look out for the seeds of wild clematis - Old Man's Beard. There was none on our dog walking routes, and none at Ben's work. Suddenly, on Monday, I saw some on a fence near my school, and I nipped across the lane and broke off a piece, feeling rather self-conscious. It does make a great base for a simple autumnal wreath, though, so the embarassment was worth it.
The teapot on the mantelpiece took on an atuumnal feel after a walk at the weekend.This inspired me to put the rest of our hedgerow gleanings into another teapot!Following today's dusting and clutter-clearing, I put it onto the wonderful 'seasons' embroidery which Elizabethd gave me this summer. (Do check out her blog today- she has a great post about a French tradition.)Behind it, and doubling its effect, is my favourite Vide Greniers mirror from the summer.In the wider area I left some of the Indian Corn and other harvesty things I found at an autumn VG, plus my storage jars from the troc shop. I HAVE done well this year...
Here's the overall view. Fans of reality and clutter may notice the open lid of the coffee machine... I didn't, until it was too late!Finally, we have lots and lots of participants waiting to post their first Pause in Advent post this Sunday or Monday.
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