During the month of October and November, I was kinda stuck in the house because of the unpacking. But managed to pick anyway, even if only on my way to the post office or supermarket! I'm pretty sure you professional pickers out there, will agree- always have a basket, secateurs and gardening gloves in your car! :)
Again, it was the month of berries of any color and type, and I started to incorporate in my posies more bare twigs.
|Snowberry or Symphoricarpos has very "fat" berries that add interest to any posy! |
They come in white and pink. Another way to add interest is to choose a ribbon in a contrasting color .
|Same wreath one month after. Apples had fallen and the leaves turned brown naturally.|
Just added red berries and voilà! A new look for your wreath without effort.
|Made this wreath to teach my friend Federica how to make one. All of the elements are simply arranged on a ready wreath, and secured here and there with twine. I glued some apples in place to finish it off.|
Photo ©Federica.Baricolo. used with express permission.
|Contrasting vase, in shape and color. |
Found this vase in charity shops for a song. When I see something with potential, I buy it.
|October roses are stunning! Made this posy to welcome my dear friend coming to visit.|
|In a simple enamel creamer. Polka dots add interest to the bouquet.|
I barely went out to finish many of the projects I had started, to tidy up the house and start preparing Atlanta 2014. Mainly I picked apples and just a few posies of berries, and at the very end of the month, started collecting holly and evergreens to add festive touches to our home.