September 8, 2014

Making A New Fall Floral Arrangement

Here is a new floral arrangement for the week...



You can make gorgeous floral arrangements with just a few things from around the house that you probably already have. A vase or pitcher. Some flowers. A tray or board. Some filler. Mix and arrange until it looks just the way you want it. That is how I made the one below.

I have been slowly bringing fall colors and dΓ©cor into the house...but since I used orange in the house through the summer I 
thought I could continue to use it for autumnal color too. 

I have been re-arranging and mixing containers and filler.  Here is what I created using a mix of silks and faux artichokes.


I had the wooden tray out for something else... and I was about to put it away when I thought about trying to made a new arrangement for the kitchen table. A little of this and a little of that from another container and ta da! ....here is a new little arrangement.  


I thought that this made a good transition from summer to fall.



I will probably re-mix things again when cooler weather begins. But for now, I am still loving the strong color of orange.



This is the piece of pottery from earlier in the summer. I love the cracks in the glaze that make it look old.




And look at the pretty curved handles...



I added the fabric table scarf to add even more zip and color. I made this lined table scarf from a fabric remnant. I did not want to cut the one yard of fabric to make a table runner...so I lined it to made a larger piece. It is too small to cover the whole top of the table...but I can turn it so that it drapes over the table.







As a side note...I picked up this housekeeping book for a gift. I could not help myself...I had to browse. I love this book! Even though I have been married many, many years I enjoyed reading about the many housekeeping topics...including canning, baking, and house management. Most of us know that "housekeeping" and family "management" are full time professions. Not exactly resumΓ© stuff maybe. But it was my choice. :-) That is another chapter or post maybe. 

Even though this is the "Bridal" edition of the housekeeping book ...I think that we older brides might enjoy this book too. I am not selling the book...but rather mentioning it in case you need a gift for a new bride, or an older bride, or yourself!




Look at this...a chart for pan volumes. I had home economics when I was in school way back in the sixties, yes the sixties, and I never saw/learned these measurements. (I do not remember seeing them in the red and white checked cookbook either.) Now I have this handy chart from this great book. You might find it helpful too.

Here is a recipe that looked good to me. I love pasta, bacon, peas, and cheese! yum.



I took a picture of this pasta recipe for myself, then thought I should probably share with you. I hope that the publishers do not mind my showing one recipe. It is kind of distorted because it is a photo of the page. Sorry.



Maybe my pretty table arrangement will encourage me to spend more time in the kitchen this week...and make the pasta dish.



Here is a peek at my china cabinet that I have just off of the kitchen. My large laundry room is part butler's pantry also. I have a couple of more ideas that I want to do in here to create some counter space. This room is not ready for prime time!


The basket underneath all of the silk ivory is a very large basket that I bought in Charleston, SC years ago when we were visiting. The basket is about 36 inches long...so the top of this cabinet was a good place for it. I like to put items on top of furniture and cabinets to draw the eyes upward. I have nine foot ceilings in my house...so I have extra room for baskets, etc.

Have a great week...and let me know what you are doing to bring some autumnal feel into your house. 
I have not yet started on my porches. Do you have any ideas? What 
are you doing? 

I would love to hear from you!

Thanks for Visiting,
Sheila

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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