Friday, October 3, 2008

Finally Embracing Fall

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!

22 comments:

dixie said...

Very cute and particularly striking against the black door.

Joy said...

I think a bow would be the finishing touch to that very pretty fall basket. It looks great!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Holly...Just getting back to you about the boxed bottom on the purses. If you have any tote bags at home that have a boxed bottom, turn them inside out and take a look. Basically you just sew a line across each end(while inside out) so that it looks like a triangle that you could cut off. Turn right side out and now the purse could stand on it's own it the placemat is stiff enough in the first place. Hope that's clear. If not, I can add one more photo to that post for anyone who has the same question. : )
Mary Lou

Hopefull said...

Your fall basket looks great - very real looking. Aren't those leaves a great find!?

Bella Casa said...

Very pretty! I wish I would have painted my door black, but that's a whole 'nother blog post, lol!

Nice to meet you :)

Bella

Darlene said...

I love that fall basket on your door...it turned out GREAT!! I do think a big bow would be the finishing touch!

Becky said...

I loved you basket. A bow would be nice too but it is charming without as well.
Becky

Caitlin said...

oooh! I love it! I need it!
Very nicely done!

Astrid said...

I think your basket looks great as is. I think a bow might add a nice extra touch but it's really pretty without one (especially against your black door). :)

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

A nice amber colored bow would look nice. Love black doors. Nice decoration.

southerninspiration said...

Add me to the list of admirers of your front door!! Oh, so pretty...and you did very well on your floral basket. I think a bow would be perfect.

Halfpint said...

Love it, but I do think it needs a little something. I am pretty anti-bow though. I would prefer something like a little ghost or bat until halloween, then you could replace it with something a bit more Thanksgiving-ish.

Connie said...

I love the arrangement! And the bow makes it look so much better!

Meghan said...

Looks great!

Sheila said...

Liked it w/out the bow and love it with the bow! great job!

Laurel MacD said...

It looks great - I love the blogging world.

Kimba said...

I love how your door arrangement came out with the chinese lanterns! It's beautiful and perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


Thanks for coming to my party.

Happy halloween!
Kimba

Traci said...

I love it! I have a hanging basket like it, only a little smaller. I think I'll be spray painting it really soon. (Right now I think it's an ugly shade of green lol)

I like your blog layout/art too, very.. sophisticated.

1938 Elm Street said...

Hi, Holly! I really love the basket on your door. Your blog is very nice and I'll be coming back soon to read more.
Annabelle :)

Karlee said...

The fall flowers basket on your door is looking great.

Tricia said...

Hi Holly, I was just out taking a fall stroll and found your beautiul door. It looks so inviting.

salpetitt said...

Hello! The door arangement looks great. I need to take the plunge and do something like that too! I also love the black front door. I've been seeing around blogland that lots of gals have painted their doors black. I hope my hubby will go for it!