A few months ago, we told you that natural elements were all the rage in jewelry design, and now I’m extended the trend to home decor, specifically autumnal arrangements. I have a front entry table that I like to keep dressed for the season. A few weeks ago I chalk painted a rustic tree slice I was hanging onto after using it for my children’s fifth birthday party. I wrote a beautiful October-themed verse from my go-to destination for online inspiration (it’s better than Pinterest for quotes, guys). Then I went to the a la carte floral section of my local grocery store and chose the cheapest in-season flora and fauna I could find like goldenrods, hypericum berries, and, my favorite, eucalyptus.
After arranging my stems in a large vase, I added natural fall elements I had on hand. For this bouquet, I selected dried artichoke and deer sheds, but you could also use decorative squash, pinecones, acorns, maple leaf branches, turkey feathers, or any green leafy growing in your fall veggie garden (think cabbage or swiss chard).
The entire bouquet cost $18, a fraction of the price of the large, pre-assembled grocery store or floral shop arrangements. I love that the results will last a long time and I can easily sub out the natural elements if I want. Thanks to these guys, my October just got a bit more beautiful.
“Sweet October, fill with praise, rich and glowing as thy day.”