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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fancied Fall Floral



Step away from the mums. Today I'm sharing some simple ways to elevate your seasonal floral arrangements.

I get it. I felt the same little thrill rush over me the first time I spotted that annual display of chrysanthemums at my local nursery. I think I wait all year for that sighting because I know what it means. Fall in all of it's colorful glory is finally upon us.

But as much as I love to see neighborhood doorsteps dressed with pots overflowing, I always find myself going to the dark side, seeking out more dramatic vase fillers. 

Before I share some advice, let me plead my case with some examples of alternative fall flora.

Ariel Dearie
Martha Stewart
Sarah Winward
Saipua
You may think it's all about the foliage and you're half right. I never met auburn leaf I didn't like. But there are other elements in these designs I gravitate to- especially this time of year.

Here are a few subtle tweaks that will turn your vase full of flowers into a seasonal show stopper.
Kelly Wearstler
Chelsea Kline 
Domino

Via Scot Meacham Wood
JL Designs

Aucourant Floral
Amorology
Martha Stewart

Changing your mind a little?

2 comments:

Liz Jordan said...

just found your blog through bijou and boheme and scrolling through the history of the blog, like you do. :) Absolutely LOVE this post; i love the breakdown of the different elements. I for one will definitely be using this as a jumping off point for my thanksgiving table.

Erin | Holtwood Hipster said...

Thanks for the feedback Liz and thanks for stopping in to check out the blog! I appreciate it!