I thought it was time to bring out the box and add a little bit of fall to my dining area.
I decided to add hydrangeas, pine cones, candles and the white pumpkins I painted a couple years ago.
I found this floral fabric a few months ago at my local fabric store on clearance, and really loved the blues and golds with a touch of pink, and the hydrangeas really bring those colors out. Though they aren't the typical colors for fall, they are certainly what nature has provided for me this time of year here.
I also scattered a few paper leaves I cut from sheets of music throughout.
Most of these are either vanilla-strawberry or limelight hydrangeas and they dry so beautifully if they have already started turning green/pink. The blue ones are mopheads from last year. We didn't have any this year due to the late freeze.
Because this box is large at 47 1/2" long, 5 1/2" tall and 9" wide, I added a layer of floral foam for height, which I covered with burlap. The foam is also great for sticking the stems into.
It's fun to have the box out again, and I always enjoy trying new ways to fill it up.
Most of all, though, I'm just enjoying the beginning of this beautiful season. Autumn is such a special time of year to me-- maybe because it's so short and I want to savor every single moment of it:-)
I'll be joining: