This FLORAL FRIDAY is all about falling in love with copper!  My blog friends and I chose a glowing copper container, and set about crafting a rich, fall-hued arrangement that is easy for you to replicate.


Today I’m sharing an easy autumn flower arrangement using a timeless family antique treasure to give our family room a fresh, new look.



If you came here via my flower-loving friends Shirley, Mary or Pam, WELCOME!  I hope that you will stay a while and enjoy my floral design for this Floral Friday, then click on their links at the bottom of this post and visit them, too!



Copper is such a beautiful color,  it’s been on my trend radar for the past few years. The more I see this metallic reddish brown color, the more I fall in LOVE with it!


Especially in autumn, it’s a color that mixes into a variety of decor styles, and gives off its beautiful majestic glow wherever you use it.  I love it especially in French Country settings – but then you probably guessed that.




I really wanted to highlight the warm, cozy beauty of fall with this arrangement.  I didn’t change much at FrenchGardenHouse before leaving on our fall antique buying trip, but now that we’re back home, it’s so fun to pull out some special antique pieces that look like autumn.


I used my grandmother’s French antique copper tea kettle that usually sits on our range.




Achieving this look is so easy, it just requires the use of two colors with a subtle gradation of hue, an heirloom copper container and textural, ruffled blooms and greens.  I love how this corner of our family room suddenly looks like fall, aren’t the squirrel and green pumpkin pillow covers so charming?




Flowers used to create this rich fall-hued arrangement:

1. Creamy White Roses with a soft Yellow Tint
2. Rust Mums
3. Rust Orange Alstroemeria
4. Seeded Eucalyptus



Each of these flowers brings its own personality to the arrangement. I always like to assure that the arrangement has enough depth by making sure I use some lighter and darker hues.



After placing the roses and mums pretty much where I wanted them, I clustered the accent flowers {alstroemerias} in groups of three, and inserted them in the other flowers.


For another layer of texture and interest, I placed a few sprigs of seeded eucalyptus around the bottom of the arrangement.  I love how they drape so nicely over the edge of the copper kettle.

Then I checked all angles, to make sure the arrangement was full from every side, filled in any empty spots, and done!



I love how this turned out!  Our family room doesn’t have a coffee table, instead it has a big oversized ottoman. Because that makes putting the cups of pumpkin-spiced lattes I love hard to put there, I use a tray.

This tray I’m borrowing from the shop until it sells!  The colors are just right for autumn, and this arrangement.



I hope you have enjoyed this arrangement, I think it captures the feel of the season.  I hope I’ve helped to inspire you to make your own versions, “just because” or for any autumn gathering.


PS. I wanted to give you a “first heads-up” that our Les Belles Fleurs Atelier faux florals are on SALE starting today. 20-25% off

Just in time for filling in a few of those spots in your home before the Thanksgiving holiday and entertaining.







Please be sure to visit my friends for more inspiration!


Shirley at Housepitality Designs


Pam at Everyday Living


Mary from HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse




à bientôt


If you want to romance your Home and Garden with antique and vintage treasures to make you smile each time you come home, visit our shop FrenchGardenHouse.


  1. Theresa Keller

    I love copper too!! Beautiful arrangement in your
    Tea kettle! Thank you! Happy Friday!!

  2. Oh my Lidy…there you go again….beautifully curating your arrangement of fall rustic charm and elegance. I love it when you create a most wonderful vignette on your ottoman using your amazing collection of antiques. The tole tray is just the perfect accent for Fall decor….and you are so right, the seeded eucalyptus is perfect for creating that draping effect in that lovely, lovely copper kettle. You make us feel to want to sit down and have a cup of tea and a wonderful conversation with you! Have a fabulous weekend with your loves and as always a great pleasure joining Floral Fridays with you!

  3. Copper speaks to me for fall and you have styled a beautiful fall arrangement. I love your flower combinations in your grandmother’s kettle. I agree each flower has its own personality.
    You inject your personality with your lovely antiques so beautifully. Love the tray and your setting.
    I enjoyed following your trip on IG.
    Lovely post for Floral Friday.

  4. Your arrangement is so pretty, Lidy. The fact that you’ve used your grandmother’s tea kettle warms my heart to no end! Have a great weekend.

  5. Dearest Lidy, what a beautiful setting on your ottoman! The tole tray is the perfect foundation for your gorgeous flowers placed in your grandmother’s copper kettle. The rich colors of rust and copper speak autumn has arrived! The squirrel and pumpkin pillows add more fall to your inviting space. It is always a pleasure to spend Floral Friday’s with you?? Wishing you a delightful weekend!

  6. Lidy, What a treasure your grandmother’s French antique copper tea kettle is, and the perfect vessel for your beautiful flowers and arrangement. I’m love with that handsome tole tray and sweet pillows too! Autumn is definitely the season of my soul! Thank you for the beautiful start to my day. It’s always a pleasure to join you for Floral Friday.?

  7. Lidy, simply beautiful. What a wonderful treasure to have from your grandmother. Such a beautiful piece.

    Enjoy the rest of your day


  8. Thank you Dianne, thanks so much for your visit and for bringing joy to my day by leaving a comment!! xo

  9. Your floral arrangement are so gorgeous, Lidy! As always! I agree that copper is very popular now, as if it ever went out of style !!!! But I feel people are starting to use it in more innovative ways and we are going to see more copper and gold…more glitz. What do you think? Anyway, I enjoyed all your pictures and came away with some ideas for vases, albeit, glass, for me! 🙂

    Jane xoxox

  10. Love your flower arrangement AND your grandmothers copper kettle
    After the farmers market this am , went antiqueing and got the most beautiful Abusson pillows , they will look great in my living room. A chair for the family room and a very small lamp for the kitchen Happy dance
    Did I mention I was shopping for my daughter for Christmas ?? ??Chris

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