When it comes to decorating for the seasons, I like to keep things very simple…favoring a look that’s natural and organic with minimal pattern and lots of texture. Since it’s starting to look and feel like autumn outside, I figured I’d try to bring a little bit of natural goodness to the indoors.
Since there is more than enough acorns to feed the squirrel population at my parents’ house, I decided it was okay to gather up a bowlful of those little brown beauties to display in an old wooden bowl. Just as an aside, my dad said I shouldn’t have any problems finding some acorns…there were so many that it’s like you were walking on marbles. I thought that was funny. Anyway, back to my project…I didn’t do anything too fancy with them, just paired the whole thing with a few little hydrangea blossoms and sat it atop some French ledger paper on a side chair in my living room.
Then, I cut a bunch of hydrangea blossoms, enough to fill that bucket I had in my living room, and set it up in front of the window. A vintage book and a silk ribbon in some fall-like colors sit on the stool for a little something extra.
The more I kept looking at that bucket of flowers, I started to think about how good it would look on the dining room table. So of course, I had to try it out in there too.
I just plopped a few pears next to it and called it done.
I really like the way it looks, especially since that pie safe has the same finish. I’m thinking that I might have to rustle up another bucket somewhere so that I can have one in the living room and one in the dining room. You can never have too much of a good thing…right?!
You know what else I’m thinking would look good in that bucket? Pinecones. I’ll have to remember that for Christmas. I really can’t believe that thoughts of Christmas are entering my mind…sad.
Oh, since I’m on the topic of decorating, I recently won a giveaway from Courtney at French Country Cottage…a copy of Romantic Prairie Style, signed by Fifi herself! That book is just full of decorating inspiration. I would’ve taken a photo, but really, who hasn’t seen it?! Thanks, Courtney…I love it 🙂