Friday, October 19, 2012

A Festival Season

"Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow."
~ Author Unknown

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing an arrangement that I made for my foyer.
I used a white ironstone covered jar from Tuesday morning
and a pumpkin from Walmart. The fall leaves are from Big Lots.

The pumpkin has a nice stem and I think you can see it better in this shot.

A few of my Fall Cloches

This  black crow pin cushion was a gift from my daughter.
He has a long tail that was just too long to get in the shot.

I found this pumpkin sugar bowl at an Amish gift shop in Waynesville, OH.

Sugar bowl on oriental stand

Here the sugar bowl looks like a pumpkin cake under the cloche.

One of my newest Fall decorations is this wood
 carved black crow from the Squirrels Nest.
   He now sits on my mantle.

My good friend Betsy gave me this glass pumpkin for my birthday. 
I just love the soft green color with the orange streaks.

Here it is on a wrought iron stand (the stand used to hold coasters.)
 I just turned it upside down and set the pumpkin on top.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend.

I am joining Beverly for
Autumn Flowers and Foliage


Debby said...

I just bought my first cloche. I didn't think I would like it but I love it.
I just saw where you were from Summerville. One of my favorite friends moved there this summer. I will have to tell her that I know someone from there now.

Marti McClure said...

Hi Clara, What a wonderful centerpiece! You did a lovely job creating it. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Stephanie said...

Your pictures are beautiful - so is your blog! I am now following you and I look forward to your future posts. Happy Pink Saturday!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday Clara! You have some cute pumpkins and your centerpiece is lovely. I like your coaster holder turned upside down; very creative! Hope you have a beautiful weekend, my friend.


janice15 said...

So nice to visit again, I have been busy at home and haven't been able to stop your display..Autumn is my favorite time of year...Happy weekend with love Janice

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

All the cloches are so cute, especially the one with the little iron coaster stand.

Sylvia said...

Love all you cloche arangements. I see now that I need to invest in one.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Clara: Cloches are so pretty and look so good with just about anything in them. I really love your pumpkin arrangement in the tall white jar. The height of it all and the size around of the pumpkin and the leaves are just right together. Looks so pretty..Happy Friday..Judy

Holly said...

Hi Clara~
So wonderful to meet you! I used to live West of the Ashley and would drive the gorgeous back road to Summerville. We almost bought an old home there but moved back to my home state before that happened. Such a beautiful place! Your post is wonderful and you certainly have the decorator's touch.
Happy Pink Saturday!

e Joops said...

These are gorgeous Fall decor.

My PINK is also a giveaway so come and check it out, you might want to join. Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Your displays are really pretty, especially the pumpkin one!


LV said...

You did a marvelous job putting all this together for such a nice showing.

It's Just Dottie said...

So very pretty!!

Diane said...

Very pretty, very elegant. Don't you just love this time of year! Hugs, Diane

debra said...

It's a very lovely arrangement / I just love fall!

AshTreeCottage said...

All of your autumn arrangements are just lovely. Love the background wallpaper on your site. I enjoyed my visit and I am your newest follower.

Susan and Bentley

Carolyn Robbins said...

I love the photos and your blog! From your new follower!

Diane said...

Very nice!!

Claudia said...

I love your autumn arrangements and your pretty cloches, Clara. You've certainly adorned your home beautifully for fall. And thank you for the poem, which is lovely.

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Anonymous said...

I love your vase and pumpkin decoration - looks fabulous and sounds like it was a pretty thrifty project (my favorite kind :) Thanks for sharing, I saw your link at A Favorite Thing ~ Mary

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love all you ideas for a cloche! Very clever way to elevate the pumpkin! That crow is wonderful!! I enjoyed my visit!

Barbara F. said...

Love all your fall decor. Visiting from Sunny Simple Sunday. I also enjoyed your autumn tea post. I have always liked Franciscan Apple dishes. Wish I had bought them years ago. :) xo

Barbara F. said...

I wanted to mention that your dog Beau, is adorable! xo

Lulu said...

Seeing your cloches makes me think I need some. they are perfect displays for so many things.

Rowan said...

I love the Fall arangement in the white vase and also your crow - I love crows:)

Balisha said...

Your fall decor is lovely...I love the arrangement.

Austine Etcheverry said...

I love the sugar bowl. It makes a great center piece for a festive time of year.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~