Friday, September 4, 2015

Urning For Autumn. . .

On Crooked Creektt 
as the morning and evening air holds a sense of  "freshness", 
I can't seem to help myself. . .I'm Urning For Autumn!

                 Urning For Autumn!

Today, while Summer's gentle rain shower 
fell upon our lush lawn and gardens On Crooked Creektt;
I slipped down to my creative space, Studio One, to create
two Autumnal floral arrangements within my matching urns.

The inspiration for designing two urns for the Entertainment Center
came from AUTUMN cottage , Autumn 2012.

Designer, Gloria Parker, features two h u g e urns 
filled with natural foliage to adorn either side of her fireplace mantel.

I adore the softer, more subtle, hues featured in the article Let Nature Decide

So~o~o. . . 
using faux foliage from my Autumn Floral storage tub,
I created two Urning For Autumn floral arrangements for 
On Crooked Creektt's Entertainment Center.

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I chose subtle purple hued faux Autumnal grain 
combined with some Aspen leaves in golds and browns.

Also, some larger leaf grape vines with green berries
combined with some ginkgo leaves of goldgreen and rust.

I began by pulling some of the green leaves and berries away from the bush.

I held the stems tightly together and wrapped them in cotton twine.
Then, I finished off the two ends in a knot.

After I trimmed the ends with wire cutters,
I pushed them into the floral foam of the urns, close to the center.
(This is the back of the urn and floral design.)

"Mr. Ed" graciously filled the base of the urns with green floral foam.

I turned the urn to face me, 
while I checked for placement using the magazine photo as a reference.

I placed the  goldgreen and rust ginkgo leaves 
behind and to the side of the green leaves and berries.

To fill my urn,
I used two of the green leaves and berries stems
and three of the goldgreen and rust ginkgo leaf stems.

I filled in using three Aspen leaves in golds and browns. . .

and three purple hued faux Autumnal grain stems.

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Having similar home decor accessories as those in the photograph,
I placed my Autumnal urn floral arrangements 
in front of the heirloom "farmhouse"  six pane window.

I added "Mr. Ed's" Korean brass vases on either side of the urns.

Try as I might,
there was no clock On Crooked Creektt that was the correct proportion.

S0~o~o. . .

I chose a lidded tureen pumpkin!

The heirloom oil lanterns are a continual stable atop
On Crooked Creektt's Entertainment Center.

AUTUMN cottage 2012. . .

On Crooked Creektt 2015

AUTUMN cottage 2012

On Crooked Creektt 2015

Letting Nature decide the elements,
combined with Autumnal hued florals and urns that I adore,
with the addition of a touch of whimsy has me Urning For Autumn!

Until next time. . .

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Rita C at Panoply said...

Pat, I really love what you've done with your urns! They turned out beautifully, and will carry you through to Christmas, should you decide. Don't you love when you already have everything you want and need? Love your play on words too. You certainly have a gift of creativity. I hope your weekend is a great (unofficial) close to summer.

podso said...

Great job! I love to see your steps in putting your decor together. Hope you're having a nice holiday weekend!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Enjoyed seeing you go back to 2012 for magazine inspiration. I've brought out my tub marked Fall and have been going through old magazines too. Seems like not much has changed. In a magazine from 2001 I saw chairs covered with grainsacks. Guess everything old is new again sometime.

Chloe Crabtree said...

Such a pretty nod to Fall. I love the colors and textures you included in your arrangement.

Sarah said...

Pat, I have an addiction to urns. In fact I just added another one yesterday. I like the crusty, sometimes rusty ones for both inside and out. My inside urns are small scale to use tabletop or on bookshelves. My newest holds a velvet pumpkin and sits on a shelf in my bamboo cabinet. Need to find a pair to add to our mantel.

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Hi Pat, lovely job on your fall arrangement. I love the outcome! Happy Labor day. xo

An Oasis in the Desert said...

I just love seeing simple things become such focal points in an arrangement. You did a lovely job of filling those urns.

Unknown said...

Oh, Pat, this looks lovely! Your layering of items is so interesting, and I love the colors! Very pretty!

Barb said...

Hi Pat,

I love what you have created here. There is something so stately about urns.

Thanks for such a wonderful tutorial.

Your fall decorating is coming right along and so beautifully, too.

Happy day!


Karen @ karensuponthehill said...

Just gorgeous! Pinned to my Autumn Pinterest Board!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Perfect Pat! Love the inspiration photo and your interpretation. You put just the right pieces together. The arrangements turned out beautiful!

Joanne said...

Your arrangement really caught my eye -- simply lovely!! Paired beautifully with the old window. Perfect fall vignette. What a lovely blog you have; I've been enjoying a cup of coffee and reading some of your posts this morning. All best --
Joanne @ Sea Glass Cottage