I have some unique pieces on the table (which, btw, I can't wait to show you all what table this is) including a wonderful example of an antique flow blue wash basin and pitcher with sumptuous gold detailing by Brown Westhead Moore, circa 1880's. I plan to keep a large pitcher and basin on this table year round; filled with seasonal flowers, whether real or faux…probably the latter. I've added some greenery and some spikey, wispy brown faux florals to the pitcher. I have no idea what these are but I thought they looked the part of something natural, that you'd find growing this time of year! Maybe they are Spider Mums??? The leaves look like Chrysanthemum leaves to me. Anyway, I like 'em! To the back of the arrangement is a wonderful, antique flow blue plate by Copeland Spode Game Birds with a downed turkey and over on the right a rare James Kent flower frog. A flower frog vase is a piece with a removable pierced top which you can use for placing flowers so they 'stand' rather than droop over the edges.
Simple ways I have added hints of Fall around the house include a pheasant feather gently tucked onto the stand alongside the plate and scattered twigs gathered from a walk in a wooded park all around the base of the plate. Both add such a rustic, earthy and natural look. In this photo shown below, simply laying a pheasant feather across the side of one plate adds a hint of Fall. The pilgrim motif on the plate doesn't hurt either. =)
My kids are all out this evening, a couple went to the Union / Jenks football game; one of the biggest high school football games and rivalries in the nation, another couple or three of them are with friends and one is at work. Shawn and I have the music cranked up as we both work and I finish up this post by announcing the winner of the Almondina cookies which, chosen by Random.org, is Donna at Brynwood Needleworks.
Hoping you all have a sweater weather weekend!
Joining some of these parties:
Anything Blue Friday at The Dedicated House
Blue Monday at Smiling Sally
Super Saturday Show and Tell
The Charm of Home
Six Sisters Stuff
Be Different, Act Normal
Share It One More Time
Cooking With Ruthie
Art is beauty,Our Home away from Home