Harvest decorations in my home

Over the weekend I went for a lovely chilly walk with my hubby and collected a few bits and pieces for my harvest display. I’d planned to decorate my home for autumn (as we discussed in this previous blog post) and I’d finally found the time to nip out to collect together nature’s freebies to add to my sideboard. unfortunately I don’t have a mantlepiece in my home, so I couldn’t arrange my decorations around a fireplace, but my retro teak sideboard was a good substitute and provided plenty of space for a big display.

my retro living room harvest floral arrangment table display 2013

I started with a few hydrangea heads from the bush in my garden and added some rosehip buds and thistles, which created the floral centrepiece. I then added a second vase of grasses and poppy seed-heads and a bowl full of apples and oranges. After adding a few candles here and there, I decided to scatter around some conkers and acorns, elderberries and some more rosehip branches. And what autumn display would be complete without a big orange pumpkin?

harvest floral arrangment table display orange pumpkin retro living room

After a chilled-out weekend walk, arranging my harvest display was a really rather relaxing activity to undertake, with a mug of mulled apple-juice on the go, and scented candles flickering away. Hubby and mum helped me to fill the vases and scatter the acorns, and I think that we created a lovely ‘tablescape’ between us! What do you think of my little jar of conkers below? I love how shiny and richly coloured the conkers are – like polished mahogany – and they are naturally like that! Amazing.

my retro living room autumn decor harvest floral arrangment and spiced apple juice

I certainly felt all warm and snuggly afterwards, and definitely ready for Christmas! It was like decorating for the festive season but without getting out the baubles, and without anyone giving you a weird look when you tell them you’ve already got your Christmas decorations up! However, I AM going to start doing a bit of online shopping for hubby’s christmas gifts this evening, so shhh! Let me know if you’re going to decorate your home for autumn, and I’d love to see your photos! Tweet me @Cassiefairy 🙂

harvest floral arrangment table display silver bird horse chestnut conkers


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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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