Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Fall florals ~

The dried arrangement I made for the credenza in my living room was getting rather tatty and it really didn't look right for the fall season, Nothing else works as well here as a large bouquet. So I decided to make another one that would be more reflective of autumn and this is the result.

Although they are not as fashionable as in the past, I love dried flower arrangements, partially because they last so long. I love fresh flowers but I am too lazy, too busy, and too fugal to constantly be making large arrangements and that is what is necessary for this space.

For this I used lots of eucalyptus, it is such a good filler and dries beautifully, various hydrangeas, including oak leaf, queen annes lace, twigs, grass seed-heads, dried peonies and some berries.

I will keep this through the fall and put it away for the Christmas holiday season.


The little ghosts are only here visiting until Halloween. I have several of them throughout the house and I smile every time I walk into a room and see one. It is amazing how much fun you can get out of a bit of paper!

I hope that you are enjoying the cooler weather and the lovely autumn season. Here in Southern California it is so nice to finally have a respite from the heat.

Thank you for visiting



  1. I like the scale and shape of this arrangement very much...the dried flowers and interesting varied foliage really make a stunning statment. Lovely and long lasting...sadly if I had one in our bungalow our two naughty cats would rip it apart in a heartbeat

    1. This is one of the things that Miss Twiggley ignores...thank goodness. I wish I could say that about scratching on the furniture even though she has several scratching posts. Bad kitty!

    2. Oh you are fortunate...good to hear that MIss Twiggly is better behaved than our cats!

  2. Adrienne, I love that arrangement. When something of that size is needed it would break the bank to use real flowers. Anyway, for this time of year, I think the dried is perfect. I love to put faux in with dried and in the arrangement I have (that I just put away and bring back out) everytime I go into a store I will buy one or two sprigs to add in. It is getting too big almost to store..But I love it..Love your little ghosts too. They are just enough..Happy Wednesday..Judy

    1. I like mixing in a few faux items too, it works well and can add a bit of color.

      Thank you for the compliment!

  3. are so talented to put all this together.
    I think the little paper ghost is darling.

  4. I am late getting over here to comment, but your arrangement is so beautiful! I love everlastings too! They don't last forever of course, but so lovely. And perfect for fall. Spectacular!

  5. So gorgeous & beautiful, thank you for sharing. I look forward to following you :)

  6. What a beautiful arrangement, you've done a wonderful job! :)

    Hope that you are having a nice weekend :) We went to our friends wedding yesterday so that was fun :)

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