Looks like your class members are being inspired by your work, much like I have been. Their arrangements are beginning to become displays as well. I like the one particularly with the wood in the vase, neat design.
Yours is splendid with the pinecombs and quite the centerpiece.
What a great theme "lite my fire" LOL. That centerpiece you did is fabulous, lovin the colors and all the different variety of flowers. Again they are getting better, the bag is a neat idea and is sparkling, but yours takes the prize again!!!
Well it is fabulous darling!
I have an idea for my fall arrangement and will get it together soon as I can. Am off work tomorrow but will be power washing decks for the weekend and so not likely to have a moment for playing, but soon as that is finished!!!
That is an expansive fall arrangement elle, you have really been busy with fall planning. Would love to stop by and take a peek and purchase one of those items. Quite a spread you have managed, good luck on the sales.
Finally got around to mine, it has some type of grasses and some cattails that have started to go to seed I guess??? And of course the lovely zinnias and pine combs from up north where they get very large in Canada and the basket is deerskin! How much more fall can you get? LOL
Thank you Steven, looking forward to seeing your Autumn arrangement. tee hee!
Hi Sally, Thanks for adding your pretty arrangement. I LOVE your new slate container, it would be nice to see them both side by side!! Great design having a built in vase. I might try to make something like that in the pottery class. Thanks for the idea!!
elle, your stall looks good, hope the sales were great! Thanks for sharing you Autumn festival.
Candee, VERY nice! Love the use of grasses, giving movement. Your pinecones are HUGE!!! gorgeous, what else are you going to do with them????? the close ups of the Zinnas and sedum are invisible but I guess thats just a blonde moment. haha! Thanks for making an Autumn arrangement for us.
Lol, was having a problem with the photos uploading yesterday for some reason, waited and waited and was lucky to get the first one to post. Got tired waiting for the second. So here is another attempt to post it. The pinecombs came from canada and they are huge.
I have some tiny pinecombs as well, not sure where I got them. You know how big those northern pines get, well the combs are huge as you can see. I have lots here as well as our property is completely surrounded by pine trees. I used to gather a bunch of them each year and dip in wax and use as fire starters, but got to be a lot more work than I could handle and now we have switched to a gas fireplace here anyway!
Thanks for the compliments, I actually gave this one some thought! LOL
I have seen them dipped and in a fireside basket just for the fragrance. A mix of them with some holly berries would be pretty at the holidays. I just don't have the time anymore since we have the cabin to sit on the weekends and do that crafty type of thing. Perhaps if I ever retire???
Finally I got one togehter! The garden is now bare as I cut practicaly everything that was left. I didn't really want to uses grasses or leaves and then I saw the varigated morning glory vines and used those...please let me know what you think. :)
Thank you Candee and Steven. Foliage comes in handy when flowers are sparse!
Lovely colourful arrangement Steven. I like the way you grouped the flowers in blocks of colour. The vines look great!
Thanks for sharing your flowers, they are so pretty. Sorry it's left you bare, it's the same here!!
I love the photo Steven from the top, makes it take the appearance of an entirely different arrangement than the side, neat effect. The colors look gorgeous together and I like the placement of the leaves in that one as well. Guess when we just have final things to focus on they really come to life cause the colors look more vibrant than they did a month ago!
Terri, Thanks! Honestly I didn't even realize I had grouped the colours together! But you're right and you've given me ideas for next time! I'm glad you like the vines! They're already starting to turn around and grow into the rest of the arrangement. It gives it a sort of 'medusa' effect.
Thanks Candee :) I rather like the top photo too and am thinking of setting the arrangement out on some solid white paper for a background and taking another shot from above...I think it would make a nice print to hang on a wall. Think so?
Steven - I started a framed not cut thread a while ago, perhaps we could continue with your ideas there. I really like the idea of using our artwork as decor, I do that all the time at home. My breezeway is all framed with photos of my prized plants as well as one framed in the bath and several in the rec room downstairs. I'll have to post some pics for you.
Well, I just reopened one corner and plan to dust around it!!! Don't want Steven coming looking in the windows and thinking nobody is thinkin of the place.
Glad you poked your head in to check on the progress, you should have known there would be a blonde in here!
I'm actualy staying at Sue's with the rest of her visitors. Remember that nice bathroom she posted with the orchids? That bathroom connects to my guest room!
Aaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwww soooooooooooooo nice! I can see palm trees from my window :)
Sally those are splendid fat blooms and lovely fall color as well. That looks like a painting in a frame.
Steven how did you get that guest room? Did you slip Sue a margarita when I was busy doing some chores in the garden?
Terri, I don't know what I was thinkin, obviously nothin! I guess I was in such a hurry to get things fixed up before catching my bus, I just lost my head!
Terri, the short round roses and nasturtiums are precious. I love that look. I hope I remember to plant Nast. here soon. You have to plant them in the fall here. I can't get enough of that spicey rose scent! Great photos.
Thank you Sally. I do like the red and orange combo.
The nasturtiums seeded themselves from last year, they have gone crazy and have covered the path!
I'm not going to cut them back yet, they are about the only thing left flowering. LoL!
Nasturtiums grow very well in Baker. Ca. where I used to live. The seeded every year. I had TONS! My mom grew them every year in a big planter box and she picked them for me and I would take them to my teachers! I remember how she wrapped a wet paper towel around them. I loved the smell. So I have great memories of the flower. I MUST plant them very soon. Our winter is great, rarely gets too cold.
You won't find better autumn shades then we got during our drive this weekend - 5 1/2 hrs. out and the same back but got some good shots on the way home, I drove the whole way out and Steve drove back and I had camera in hand and am impressed with the shots through the closed window! This is my fall contribution!
Well I am tired and cannot pic one to post so am gonna post all, the dahlia is actually more orange than pink, but could not quite capture that shade, the gourds were picked up in OH on our trip this past wknd.
Whoo hoo! Look at those funky gourds. They look amaising!!! I want them !! what a great find Candee. Lovely Autumn platter, it's great. I wonder if they have a virus or something? the colours and textures are just fabulous...
These would give Miss Bruggy some competition I can tell you!!!
Thank you, nice surprise today.
Are you allowed to send seeds? Thanks, they are lovely Zinnias.
I really want to grow Gourds like those next year, I just love them. Such a clever idea to use them for an Autumn platter in your grand dish.
It would be a shame to make only 1 arrangement with the gorgeous gourds, wouldn't it? !!
LOL, Terri, you know I can do anything! of course I can send seeds, the trick for me is harvesting the seeds at the "ripe" time.
Sure I will make another while the gourds are still firm but the zinnias seem to last forever, I do mean weeks, and even if they run out of water? So may be a while before I change this one.
I think I've died and gone to heaven. Autumn is such a beautiful season and you all have captured it in your arrangements. Terri, love all the combinations in your demonstration pics. All of your arrangements are beautiful as well, my favorite is the rolled begonia leaves and nasturtiums. How clever!
Sally, I absolutely love your slate dish. It's gorgeous and the flowers are just perfect. They don't overwhelm the beautiful dish. Lovely roses too!
SW, lovely profusion of colors from your arrangement. Not the typical fall colors but they do give an autumn feel. All from your garden? Very nice!!! That photo of a rose is perfect! Love the color contrast in your photo. That rose looks almost black, is it Black Magic? You should sell that one!
Candee, love how you used the cattails and grass in the first arrangement. The pine cones are great. . .never thought to use them in an autumn arrangement. Thanks for the idea. . .will have to store it in my memory though. Haven't the time to do this. I do have some silk autumn flowers I plan to put together for all souls day. Too bad they're not fresh flowers. Oh yes, almost forgot, love your huge dahlias. They are beautiful. And those gourds have the most interesting texture.
Hi karma, thanks so much. The gourds are still doing great and the zinnias believe it or not are as lovely as the day I cut them as we speak! The dahlias are now long gone the frost got them good so in came the tubers until next season.
Will be awaiting to see your fall arrangement sure it will be lovely in silk.
I got the pinecomb idea from one of Terri's arrangements, most of my ideas come after seeing one of hers LOL! Thief in the night here.
Thanks Dianne, you better get picking, from what I see on the other thread you have dahlias and such to gather for one more huge arrangement.
Hi Sally, What a lovely vase of flowers, especially as it was your Nana's vase. love the old style vases!
My Grandma had a collection of stuff like that, she was 98! Loved her so much and still miss her.
Happy belated Birthday, hope you had a great day! Are the flowers from your garden???? so beautiful!!
Thanks for the treat.
That is lovely sally, such a deep blue, reminds me of a blue delphinium I once had. Interesting building that houses the pool Terri, colorful.
Sally I love the vase and the parrot and flowers, so springy as I am watching snow flurries!
Here is my autumn shades, this was at the cabin 3 weeks ago and the pears were so heavy on the tree it could have toppled over. The next weekend there was not a pear to be seen - guess the deer had a field day and likely belly aches for a while.
Too bad. I just ordered a gorgeous pie bird and pie plate for my MIL for Christmas. I won a precious one on EBay just now. I am going to order a pie bird and plate for my Sis in law too. They are cardinals. The one for me from Ebay is blue and green. Need to make a pie soon!
Looking forward to it sally. I have been making my homemade pies for many years and I have never heard of a pie bird until this thread, so I looked it up, they are adorable!
I love shopping online as well, I hate to shop for starters and abhor going out to an actual store, drives me nuts! I just got some new sweats, badly needed as my one measly pair that were at least 10 years old had so many holes in the legs that Abygail had fun counting them and sticking her fingers in them the week she came to visit LOL!
Thanks Terri, it was a good shot.