Do you swoon at the smell of cinnamon



and pumpkin spice and long for Fall colors?








Then the bold colors and rich textures of fall in this easy autumn arrangement will make your heart happy.










we’re sharing an autumn monochromatic flower arrangement with you,




and we’re hoping that it will inspire you to make something beautiful at home.





WELCOME to Monday Morning Blooms!



Shirley, Mary, Pam and I are so happy to have you join us.





Some of you may have read on our darling friend Shirley’s blog that she is fighting a battle




with breast cancer, and that is why she is taking a short break from our beloved MMB.




She is in the trenches, and we covet your prayers on her behalf.







Summer is almost over and I know some of you mourn that carefree time of year.



But there is plenty to love about fall!




Shorter days, cooler weather, and a season of more entertaining and time spent with family.







You don’t have to give up the summer pinks you love,  just mix them in with their darker friends.









For this  Fall arrangement, I bought flowers all in one color family,





deep burgundy dahlias and alstroemeria, and pink mums with hints of dark wine.









Mums are basically fall’s version of peonies, and they come in so many gorgeous colors.




They also symbolize optimism, joy, and longevity, something every home needs, non?







To make this arrangement look fuller, I added a few snips from a bush that grows in our back garden



to the tea pot first, then the alstroemeria, the larger dahlias,



and then filled in with the pink mums.





The jewel tones of the flowers seem to glean an extra glow from the brass antique tea pot.







Two single blooms off to the side are nestled in the French antique cider bottles,




they compliment the antique lavender ironstone plate and the color of burgundy linen napkins.



Purpleberry Dahlia

Pink Cushion Mum

Burgundy Alstroemeria

Branches from the garden






To extend the vase-life of your arrangement, make sure you place it out of direct sunlight and away from heater vents.


Change the water every few days by carefully tipping the vase just enough to drain the water over the edgeof the vase.


Fill vase with fresh water and check the water level frequently as large arrangements can be thirsty.


To keep bacteria at bay, I usually add a few drops of bleach to the water.







Thank you so much for joining us today!



Please be sure to visit my friends by clicking on their links below:



 PAM at Everyday Living



MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


à bientôt

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