Thursday, October 2, 2008

fall decor::using nature

so i love fall, it's my favorite season, i love everything about pumpkins and i love the colors. there's only one thing i hate about it...when its done we get winter. but lets focus on fall...
i was walking in our back yard and started to pick up the rotting apples on the ground and throwing them into the pasture behind us for the cows to eat, when i noticed that my crab apple tree although did not produce big enough apples for jelly or jam making, they did look a lot like cranberries, and then i thought HELLO i could use that somehow. i just placed them on my little platter around the base of the pot holding the pumpkin, i think it adds a little flair...i'm also thinking of filling mason jars with them and placing a candle in the middle of it and hang it from the trees...
i love the idea of using what i have without spending money, but if you don't have access to your own crabapple tree you could always use cranberries from the store, or even red wooden beads that wouldn't go bad year after year...just giving you options. i'm going to try to dry these little guys...i think they might look like rosehips when they are dried...i'll keep you posted on whether or not it worked.
martha stewart gives awsome tutorials on how to use leaves to create animals or butterflys check it out here. thinking about using leaves for a wall hanging on my photowall .

18 comments:

Nicole said...

I love your nature fall decor, and I really want to make me a pinwheel quilt now. So glad to hear that your hubby will be in a safer place then you originally thought, and that he will be back in the states in January. Those heavy elephants can be hard to get rid of sometimes so I'm glad it's lost a little weight. Take Care! Your son looks darling by the way, love is spiky hair!

Aubrey said...

what an awesome idea.

what kind of camera do you have? your pictures are always so dang good, and so professional-looking.

Marci said...

i dried cranberries in our food dehydrator and it worked like a champ. i think you could also dry them on a really low heat in the oven but it might take forever.
looks very pretty!

V and Co. said...

i have a cannon power shot s3 is whatever that means...thank you for the compliment!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very pretty..and inspiring...fresh. I always feel like I get a breath of fresh air when I come here. YOur quilt is gorgeous. So sorry about dh...atleast time seems to go at supersonic speed...before you know it he will be back home..and in your arms! Hugs, cherry

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a lovely opening photo...the little crab apples and pot with the pumpkin inside. Great arrangement!!
M.L.

Bella Casa said...

So creative and so pretty, too :)

Bella

Darlene said...

That looks so pretty....what a great idea!!

Becky said...

When you think of all the things we use from nature to decorate with it makes you just thank the Lord for his wonderful creation!
Becky

Gray Matters said...

I love how you used nature - it's beautiful.

Nichole said...

Great idea! I love the color of those little apples!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

What a great idea! Looks so cute!

Kimberly said...

What a great idea! Love the idea of filling the jar and putting a candle in it; that would be so pretty.

Meghan said...

2 thumbs up!
Very creative.

Wildwood Mama said...

So pretty! I love fall too!

tiffany said...

the red looks great on that dish! Good job!

Kimba said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful fall photos! I agree...the colors of fall are so inspiring. Such simple things can be so striking.

Thanks for coming to my party.

Happy halloween!
Kimba

Cali said...

With the return of fall I find myself thinking about Halloween decorations.

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