I've been so productive this week! Even Handsome has commented on it. Today I put together the fall arrangement for the front door using my newly painted wire basket. Kimba showed some great faux leaves she found at Joann Fabrics, and since that was just what I was looking for, I trotted on over there. I did not find the convincing leaves she had, but I did find the Chinese lanterns. My mom used to grow these, so it was a little nostalgia trip for me when I first saw them on Kimba's blog, and I had to have some! I did also get a different leaf arrangement.
They were in bunches, you know how they're all attached on one big pick? I used a wire cutter to cut them into individual stems. I replaced the coco liner that came with my basket, put some green floral foam down inside it and stuck the stems in. I'm no floral designer by a long shot, but I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.
If anybody's out there, let me know what you think. Does it need a bow or something?
** (Oct. 6) I'm going to enter this post in Kimba's Halloween/Fall Party since it's pretty much my only fall decor, and since it was Kimba that inspired me to go to Joann's. Be sure to stop by the party! P.S. I haven't had a chance to get some ribbon for a bow yet.
Ack! I accidentally put the wrong link on Kimba's blog! New to blogging, and already goofing up. If you made it here, thanks for sticking with me.
And, finally, here it is with the bow. The photo makes it look a little brighter than it is in reality.
Hey, while you're buzzing around stop by Melissa's blog, 320 Sycamore, and enter her giveaway!