Using natural elements is a great way to bring the outdoors in. Fall is right around the corner and I’ve created a simple early fall vignette using some of the natural elements of the season!
Maybe it’s just me but it seems as though fall is still so far off, especially with these hot temperatures looming. It’s actually just around the corner. From a girl who isn’t so fond of the heat, I couldn’t be any more excited! I do like to ease into new seasons though. In the last couple of years or so I’ve found myself gravitating towards natural elements when decorating for the seasons. I donated so many fake pumpkins last year and I’m still weeding through some of the fake stems. Honestly, I like to use what’s currently blooming and growing outside and just bring it in.
Between our yard and the floral department at our local Trader Joe’s, we’ve got fall covered! This past week TJ’s had so many beautiful stems that really show the early fall color. Nothing is quite orange or red outside just yet but if you look you can start to see that the green of the trees is beginning to look tired and you can see a little yellow peaking through. These green and yellow stems I found at TJ’s reminded me of just that!
Almost every week I put together a different arrangement. I use all kinds of flowers and greens that are in season. This easy early fall arrangement was very affordable and stays nice and green for about two weeks.
First I started with some fresh white stock stems. For only $2.99 a bundle they’re a must use. I like to removed the leaves further down the stem. When these sit in the water of the vase they promote rot, so it’s better to remove them for longer keeping.
After adding my stock flowers I mixed in a few whimsy green stems. I left them slightly taller than the stock flowers. They flop over and add a bit of fun. Plus, they have the sweetest little yellow buds on the ends.
Last, I add in some yellow. This is what gave it that early fall feel. Oh the yellow, it makes my heart so happy!
For a fun and easy vignette, incorporate some seasonal fruit and you’re favorite cozy items that you like to use this time of year. I used one of my favorite little antique copper kettles. You could also use a fall scented candle, a bowl of nuts, or your favorite seasonal dishes.
Honey crisp apples happen to be some of my family’s favorite apples. I just love their bright red and yellow coloring. We head to the mountains this time each year to pick a couple bushels of them to bring home. We leave a few out on the island to munch on throughout the week.
This is such a sweet vignette for just because or if you have a special occasion planned with friends and family. It doesn’t have to be elebrate to be beautiful and welcoming. You can easily create something to welcome the new season with things you’re already enjoying!
I hope you’ll hop over to say hello and see the beautiful fall ideas my friends Sarah and Deb have waiting for you. You’ll surely be inspired when fall makes its arrival!