Autumn officially begins on September 22nd this year, but most of us can’t wait {at least I can’t!} until then to begin transitioning our home decor from summer to autumn.




One of the easiest ways to slowly start to incorporate a touch of fall at home is with flowers.


Today, I’m going to share a transitional floral arrangement in an antique French urn that spans the gap between summer and fall with beauty and ease.  It’s the star of this summer-into-fall table setting too.







I hope you will love what Mary, Pam, Shirley and I have prepared for you – fellow flower lovers – today.


I will give you my friend’s links at the bottom of the page…I have had “sneak peeks” of their flowers, and they are    so.   very.    beautiful.



Here at FrenchGardenHouse, I’m slowly adding touches of Fall in anticipation of the upcoming cooler weather.  Adding fall colors to our floral bouquets at home is a subtle way to bring autumn to our home.



Changing a few things around, and changing the accent colors is so energizing, it really revs up my “crazy about autumn” mood.


This bouquet is a combination of cream roses, rust-gold mums, magnolia stems, eucalyptus, bright green “coffee” berries and red alstroemeria.



Displayed in this antique French cast iron urn in cream, it sings summer’s last notes while embracing the deeper tones of autumn.


I set the table for a family dinner, with antique French ironstone, hotel silver, and this glorious country tablecloth and napkins we just received in the shop.


The table setting is a little wild for me, with lots going on in a mix of patterns and colors, but I have to say j’adore!

This tablecloth is unequalled for a transition from summer to fall, isn’t it?



Bright French Country Red, flowers found along side country roads, and a subtle touch of wheat. Perfect, no?



If I could have found some wheat to add to the flowers, I would have!



I used our new taper candles in rich chocolate “Le Marron” {chestnut} in old brass candlesticks, there is something magical about the combination of chocolate brown and red and gold.


Candles add the most flattering light you can have in any room in your home, their soft flickering glow adds a warm, welcoming feeling.



I used vintage French curtain rings for a napkin ring, and place card all in one.



This is such a beautiful season we are entering.  A season for cozying up our homes, and sharing our table with people we love.


Set your table with the gorgeous colors of this season, and create an easy floral bouquet for autumn to place in the center of it.




Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

Psalm 95:2







Be sure to visit my friends by clicking on their names, below.


PAM at Everyday Living


MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


SHIRLEY at Housepitalty Designs


LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse


à bientôt




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