I want to relish in the vivid colors + greenery one last time before saying goodbye for another year, so I'm bringing as much of it indoors as I can.
This is my favorite gathering basket. It's an antique and was plucked from a garage sale for $3. Handcrafted from split oak, it has served me well.
Amongst all this growth are a favorite from my mother's garden. These colorful dahlias reseed every year and are a welcome sight. Where they grow, they are shadowed by shrubs and perennials that have become much larger than the demure dahlias. I have to go searching for them underneath the asters and beauty berry.
No matter how well I plant my garden beds, they have a propensity to spread in ways that aren't always the most pleasing aesthecially. I just let them spread where they're happiest.
Becuase when I bring them all together in an arrangement, they become a beautifully cohesive unit.
In these glass containers I added kale leaves to hide the stems. The wonders of kale never cease!
I love the droopy fronds of this artemesia and it's blue-grey color.
And I love this old flower pail. I love its rustic charm. There's no need to make it pretty.
This is a small group of my antique French baskets. They were from my Grandmother's collection which always hung from the rafters of her garage. I have kept them on a shelf in my laundry room for years. I don't know why I haven't brought them out until now.
A new acquisition in the foyer is a pair of antique Hitchcock chairs. Love the touch of black.
Lot's of hydrangeas are drying throughout the house right now.
And I couldn't pass up the opportunity to bring out this little guy. He was orange last year.
A nod to the upcoming holiday!
Want to see him and my foyer from Last fall? I almost cringe when I look back at earlier posts and can't believe how much my blog, my writing style, + my photos have changed since then!
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