Welcome to another edition of Floral Friday! I always look forward to some flower therapy and inspiration when I join my blogging friends on the first and third Fridays of the month!
You’ll find their links to their beautiful floral inspiration at the bottom of this post.
This week’s common theme was copper. When our fearless leader, Shirley, suggested copper as our theme, my first thought was that I would have to go shopping for a container. Then I remembered my copper wine chiller that I used a few years ago for a Fall Pontoon Picnic.
For a centerpiece for my fall table, I filled my copper wine bucket with the last of the hydrangeas, some alstroemeria from the grocery store and dahlias from the Farmers Market.
Fall is my favorite season and has been late to arrive in North Carolina. We finally had some beautiful crisp, cool fall weather last weekend, perfect for alfresco dining!
I filled some copper Moscow Mule mugs with flowers to serve as vases for mini bouquets of hydrangeas and mums at each placesetting.
I love the warm glow of copper, especially in fall~ whether it’s bright and shiny or tarnished by age with a warm and welcoming patina!
In a palette of tiger stripe pumpkins, a plaid throw provides a soft and warm foundation for the table. It’s layered over a matelassé coverlet as a tablecloth.
Hammered flatware provides an additional copper accent, while tree slice charges add some welcome texture to the table.
I’m late getting my containers planted for fall between the arrival of Hurricane Florence, Michael, and Hurricane Lola.
I added a pot of mums and some pumpkins to a summer container to give it a quick facelift and make the transition from summer to fall. Rather than planting the mums, I cheated and placed the pot in the center of the container, tucking it in among the foliage of the summer annuals and remaining blooms of the angelonia.
The pumpkins along with the foliage of sweet potato vine, fan flower and asparagus fern, help camouflage the pot. It will last for a couple of weeks until the mums are bloomed out and I have a chance to replant the containers with violas and ornamental kale.
Copper Alfresco Table Details:
Copper Wine Chiller, Nicole Miller Home / HomeGoods, several years ago, used here
Copper Moscow Mule Mugs / Target
Plates / Mikasa English Countryside
Napkins / HomeGoods, several years ago
Copper Napkin Rings / mountains, several years ago
Tree Slice Chargers / Bed, Bath & Beyond, several years ago
Plaid throw / HomeGoods, several years ago
Flatware / Cambridge Silversmiths Jessamine Copper, Amazon
Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside
Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:
Shirley at Housepitality Designs
Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse
Pam at Everyday Living