Simple Fall Floral Arrangements

Simple Fall Floral Arrangements

As I'm packing away the Halloween decorations, I'm now looking to reintroduce fall decor into my home in anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But I'm not thinking of a cornucopia of baby pumpkins and gourds--nope. I'm craving fresh blooms and foliage. Here are a few easy mixes, simple to assemble with ingredients found easily at a local grocery store or in your own backyard. 

The arrangement above is one I put together just using two ingredients: small golden mums and eucalyptus branches--presto! (And it smells great too). 

 The Mumford Triplets

The Mumford Triplets

I'm still obsessing on these small mums! They come in a variety of colors just like their traditionally larger cousins. This is another simple way to enjoy fall florals: group by color in mason jars or in ones covered in a woven fabric like these (image via House Beautiful).

 Berry Bomb

Berry Bomb

A single ingredient in a fancy vessel is also a winning combo. Gorgeous fall berries in arching sprays keep that celebration of orange going... (Image via Elle Decor)

 A Profusion of Peachy Pink Perfection

A Profusion of Peachy Pink Perfection

Did you think pink was more a flower color associated with spring and summer? So did I until I saw this gem of an arrangement. I've always adored dahlias, which are a classic early fall flower with such big and dramatic heads. Just look at these shades of almost tea-stained dahlias in pink and peach mixed with dried leaves! Awesome work by California florist Running Wild Florals (check out her sumptuous Instagram account here).

 Flower Child, Wild Wonder

Flower Child, Wild Wonder

Another autumnal go to that dances on the edge of being out of control0--but in a very good way. Free and wild like our younger selves, uninhibited and expressive with its mix of long grasses, daisy-like blooms mixed with more formal anemones and roadside roses. Love this work by another California floral artist, Amy Nicole (check out her work on Instagram here).

Now it's definitely time to pack up those skeletons...enjoy!

--Xoxo CW

5 Happy Things

5 Happy Things

Farewell Feminist Art Historian Linda Nochlin

Farewell Feminist Art Historian Linda Nochlin