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.

SHOP LES BELLES FLEUR AUTUMN COLLECTION

 

 

 

 

 

Please be sure to visit my friends for more inspiration!

 


Shirley at Housepitality Designs

 


Pam at Everyday Living

 


Mary from HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

 


Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

 

SHOP FRENCH ANTIQUES

 

à bientôt

 

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