Saturday, November 26, 2011

Holiday Door Bouquets

Over the past weeks I have been cutting the very last of the fall blooming roses, and various herbs to to dry for the winter months. I thought it would be nice to make bouquets to hang on different doors throughout the house. They will be a nice addition to the holiday decorations and add a lovely scent as I have included lavender, rosemary and sage along with the roses. This one is on the door going into the master bedroom.

At one time I dried many kinds of flowers and herbs and then for some reason stopped doing it... this year I have returned to making potpourri, and now these bouquets.

Next spring and summer I plan on planting more things that will be suitable for drying. But for now...

I think these will add to the festive atmosphere of the holiday season and will be in keeping with the more 'natural' I decorations I am planning for this year.

I hope that you are having a good weekend, I am sure that many of you like me are starting their Holiday decorations...isn't if fun! 

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  1. Such a gentle touch to your holiday decorating - I like it very much. Today I'll start by collecting the fir and pine boughs that have been blown down by the terrific winds of the past few days. Some will have to dry in the garage for a bit before I turn them into wreaths and garlands for doors and gates. I'll do a little every day, until the 11th when we'll put up the tree and sit back to enjoy it all.

  2. Beautiful. Especially because they came from your precious plantings.

  3. Your dried bouquets look quite pretty hanging on the doorknobs. I think this is a lovely idea. It is a bit of a Victorian touch!

  4. Oh, these are so beautiful! You are so creative to make these. I love them
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. So lady like and delicate, just lovely :)
    Happy Pink Saturday

  6. That is so very pretty, and I love how you photographed it with the smooth heavy stone of the fireplace in the background. (Fireplace envy here!) Have a lovely weekend!

  7. This is very romantic! I love the dried roses as decor for Christmas - well done!

  8. Very pretty and romantic! Happy Pink Saturday and enjoy your weekend.


  9. Adrienne, how do you dry your flowers--just hang them up to dry or do you use a drying agent?

    The roses have kept their colors so well.

  10. Dear Adrienne is very beautiful your decorations ....
    Even I'm starting to decorate the house ....
    Both with my shopping and chores done by me :))))
    Serena Sunday

  11. this gives christmas decor a soft side..and i love it!

  12. So creative and beautiful! I love it where you put it too. Hugs, FABBY

  13. such a beautiful post...

  14. A great idea to have recycled the last of your flowers and herbs and now you can enjoy them inside.

  15. Just beautiful! Stunning shots.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  16. These are gorgeous!! And your photos fabulous!

    Lou Cimda

  17. Adrienne your door bouquets are absolutely beautiful! I love this idea!

  18. How gorgeous. A gentle reminder that I have LOTS to do! Please come and share with us at our new linky party. We'd love to have you!

  19. thanks for commenting on my Scavenger Hunt Sunday post! Yes - it was hard to leave BUT I was ready to sleep in my own bed... and not cook so many meals (for so many people). JPE was the am breakfast guy - he got us going each morning! how did I luck out?
    I'll bet your decorating is progressing like clockwork! will plan to come by over the holiday... BUT, will arrange the date & time as we get closer!

  20. I'm going to start decorating this weekend. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  21. Adrienne, your bouquets are just beautiful. I can't wait to see what the rest of your home will look like once it's all decorated. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi and for your sweet comments!
    Marianne :)

  22. So pretty (and romantic)! Organic elements are always lovely (I just wish things like pine boughs would last longer). I did a posting with examples of natural baskets and planters I observed at a garden center last weekend. It smelled soooo good!
    I'm sure your home is going to be gorgeous if this is a sample of your taste!!

  23. Oh my, that looks pretty! I love that you have a fireplace in your bedroom, that's on my wish list for my next house.

  24. Love the idea.I wish i also had a fireplace in my bedroom!


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