Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Autumn arrangements - finally, a moment to get them sorted!

I don't know if you find this too, but when I have blogged about something unfinished, it often gives me the impetus to get on and actually finish the job.
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...
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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.

Please do click on the logo to your left if you would like to join in!

13 comments:

Michela said...

More chic than yesterday!!!
Floss, just a question about the "Advent event"..is there a fixed time for publishing our posts?Thanks!

Michela said...

Thank you for your kind reply Floss, you made me laugh! I think I will post on Sunday morning as I have a small surgery next Monday. Thank you once again!

Elizabethd said...

It looks lovely...and I so like to see the little cloth that my grandmother sewed, so nice to see it being used.
Parcel posted today.

Pomona said...

I love all your decorations - beautifully seasonal and thrifty, too - really creative of you!

Pomona x

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty - I especially like the wreath! You did good. :)

Serenata said...

Lovely decorations, you have done well!

TheMadHouse said...

Floss I am so loving all the folliage. It is wonderful to be able to bring the outside in.

jus said...

Lovely, lovely...it's just like cooking really isn't it, living in the season? x

Sarah said...

Very nice wreath and arrangement Floss! You've been a busy girl creating such pretty touches to your home this week. Is this part of Advent decorating or just a winter thing?

Serenata said...

Forgot to saythat my buttons arrived safely today thank you - beautifully presented. :-)

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Floss

Lovely seasonal arrangements. I haven't prepared anything this year, we are going away for Christmas. I miss not preparing for ir!
Isabelle x

Mami said...

Very nice chic green wreth,Floss!!
I love all of your creative decolations.Lovely.

The Curious Cat said...

I can see your home is going to look very beautiful and festive this year! :) xxx