Sunday, October 26, 2014


Every blog I look at is featuring some fall decorating. Mantles are big, so are front porches. I did stick a little pumpkin on my porch thus depriving the squirrels of their usual carnage on the large display of pumpkins and gourds. But I decided that probably wasn't quite enough. Maybe a centerpiece for the table? I rooted around in the storage room and found this stuff.

I cut the heads off my red hydrangeas, now a dusty rose.
These antlers have been sitting around forever. Can't think where I got them. Probably at a garage sale.
I must have packed up these gourds and pumpkins from last year. I wanted to add some Indian corn but then remembered the squirrels ate them all last fall.
Add some bittersweet.
Now for something to put them in. I rescued this from the garage - it had been on its way to Goodwill. This will save me a trip to Goodwill to buy it back.
So I plunked the antlers and a big pine cone in there and started adding stuff like little wooden acorns. Aren't they cute? I'd like to see a squirrel bite into one of those. Who am I kidding? They'd still eat it.

And here's what I came up with.

I liked it a lot better before the antlers started reminding me of a stegosaurus. Maybe I should start over? Naw, I'm done. Happy fall!



NanaDiana said...

Don't start over- it looks wonderful just the way it is. Laughing about the squirrels eating the wooden acorns. You are not far off there! lol xo Diana ps. Glad you didn't have to go buy your metal thing back!

LostRoses said...

Well thanks Diana! I'll get over the stegosaurus thing I'm sure. I often think of a use for something right after I've given it away. Got lucky this time!

outlawgardener said...

It's beautiful! Here it wouldn't last long outside as it's been so soggy lately that it would become a mushy mess. It's really stunning in your setting with the fallen leaves around!

LostRoses said...

Thanks outlaw! I did bring it in but your comment inspired me to bring in a few fallen leaves too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful decoration, and lovely images too.

LostRoses said...

Thesegreenwoods, thanks, and love your blog name!