Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Autumn Leaves

 I never use faux flowers anymore. I just don't, and I prefer to cut anything from outside no matter what kind of weed it is๐Ÿ˜‰ This time of year I always gather sourwood branches because they stay nice for several weeks in water and have the most gorgeous color, but I could not find enough for my fall tour, and the dogwood branches I used, didn't last long. 

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So I was in Michael's and decided to try a few faux leaf and berry stems. I found the most realistic looking stems I could find (they were 50% off too) and brought them home. I tried to arrange them in a natural and haphazard looking way as well, which takes time to really fluff and bend every, single branch. But even with all that, the arrangement still looked faux until I added some fresh eucalyptus and hydrangeas.



What a difference that made. 


The green of the eucalyptus really made a difference, and the hydrangeas finished the look. 


It's a nice look until my sourwoods are ready, and I won't have to water. I'll just let the eucalyptus dry naturally. 


I love how they look in this little corner. It's certainly becoming my favorite spot.

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7 comments:

  1. So pretty. Such a fabulous bouquet with just leaves.

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  2. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Wonderful warmth and use of Fall color! I agree with using what I can find outside and have been known to collect weeds along the road for arrangements. Living in Pa. we have several months where we will have very little avaliable outside. I use all the evergreens,boxwood and holly. It has always been what I think of when planting. I'm a big fan of your McCoy dishes and also use some in the Fall. I read ALL you blog. Keep up thegreat work

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  3. It all looks so warm and welcoming...perfect for Fall!

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  4. Beautiful photos and the arrangement looks very Autumnal mixing the fresh and faux:).
    Kathleen in Az

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  5. My sisters and I call our "along the road" cuttings "roadapholia", and sometimes you just get the best color and textures from the side of the road. I really do like your arrangement, very casual and realistic. I don't know what sourwood is, so I'll be watching your blog and IG for it.

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