October 4, 2012

Easing Into Fall Decorating

We're easing into fall slowly this year. That being said, I couldn't help but pick up a handful of baby pumpkins to scatter across the house on our last trip to the grocery store.

You may have noticed in our post all about our new dining room chairs that as of right now, I simply paired these little pumpkins next to the vases holding the fresh hydrangea and white rose bouquets from Emily's wedding. That's right, I got to take all 3 bouquets home with me after the wedding — love that! The other 2 bridesmaids in the wedding were from out of town, so I gladly brought all 3 bouquets back with me.

The mix of light flowers with the baby pumpkins provide a little summery/fall transitional feel in the entryway and centerpiece of our dining room table.

I'm sure the DIY bug in me will want to tackle some sort of embellishment on these guys a little later in the month, but we're really just enjoying them paired with the flowers to greet us while they last.

It's been a fun reminder of the wedding festivities behind us and the crisp fall season ahead of us.

I'd love hear from those of you experienced in preserving flowers — any tried and true or creative ideas for preserving a few flowers from these bouquets too keep for the memory books? Could be a fun future project!


  1. Check out using borax to dry flowers. Apparently it keeps most of the colour and is one of the best ways to dessicate flowers :)

    1. Wow, Borax. We will have to look into that. Thanks for the suggestion!


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