Friday, October 12, 2012

Autumn Displays

 Have you cut bittersweet yet for a fall display?  The colors are quintessential autumn.  The vine is beautiful but also invasive.  I cut it by the side of the road.  My eyes are always peeled for interesting plants as they die off for the winter.



It's great to pick it when the berries are still covered in their orange shells and them watch as the red berry underneath burst out.


Here is a seasonal display with branches of red berries I have yet to identify and the bittersweet amid some of my knitted pumpkins.  The bittersweet twists on itself and is flexible enough to make good wreathes form.  I just noticed the box under the chair.  I never saw it when I took the photo. 

Ealrlier in the fall I gathered many kinds of nuts, cones and pods and made this mandalla.






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  1. Gorgeous display on that chair!

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    1. Thanks. The chair is not very comfortable so this is a great use of it!

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  2. Wow, beautiful images and a delightful display. Thank you so much for linking up on Tutorial Thursday, I appreciate it greatly.
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    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a lot of fun to link up and explore the sites who participate, thanks for hosting. Thanks also for the nice comments!

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  3. Wonderful seasonal nature corner! I love all the treasures you have collected, love all the pumpkins!

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    1. Thanks, I left a comment on your cabbage soup. I'm gonna try it!

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  4. Karen, The mandala is gorgeous as well as your autumn display. Thanks for the lovely pictures!

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  5. gorgeous!! isn't it lovely to bring the beauty on display in the natural world into the home :)

    i looooooove your knitted pumpkins too! x

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    1. Yes, it is wonderful to celebrate the seasons with nature. Thanks for your nice comments. :)

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  6. Fabulous makes, and your photography is stunning. Hope the lovely autumn weather continues to inspire you.
    Alison x

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    1. Thanks, Alison, you are kind. I went to your site and saw many wonderful creations!

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  7. The chair display is gorgeous. I really like the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali x

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    1. :)) I really like the purple tartan bag you made.

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  8. So pretty and such a lovely idea. Think I will have a browse round outside tomorrow to see what I can find.

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    1. I have places I visit every year and I also keep my eyes peeled when out for a drive on country roads. I carry pruning shears with me! Of course I never pick in a place that has a house near it. Unless it's something like horse chestnuts-nobody minds you picking up those and saving their lawnmower blades!

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  9. I like your berry photos, and the lovely rich colours in your berry arrangement.

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    1. :) My camera has limitations and I was not satisfied with the photo of the berry arrangement.

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    1. Thanks for your nice comments. I cut and pasted them into Google Translate. Then I added a widget to my blog so that it can automatically be translated. It is part of Blogger under the Layout section on the left-hand column on the dashboard-check it out.

      The photos on your site are beautiful too. I could not figure out how to translate the whole blog so I don't know what the street actors were all about but it looked so interesting!

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  11. The berry arrangements are gorgeous - it looks like you're making the most of the season, something I need to do, I think! I always notice things in photos that I hadn't seen before! Thanks for linking up to Handmade Monday x

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    1. I like to look at the roadside while driving on back roads!!

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  12. Beautiful display of berries and I love the pumpkins :-)

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  13. Lovely photographs. Wish my oak tree would hurry up and grow so I could get some acorns.

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    1. :) We have huge oak trees and will have years when no acorns are produced, other years when we are inundated.

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  14. Lovely knitted pumpkins. Autumn is a lovely time of year.

    Jan x

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    1. Yes, it has been my favorite previously but I am beginning to lean towards spring. Those first crocuses and snow drops are exciting.

      BTW, I love mushrooms!

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  15. I love bittersweet...although today my daughter was outside and I noticed she quickly put a holly berry in her mouth...which made me wonder which wild berries are poisonous. Turns out bittersweet can be poisonous...I'll have to get rid of ours now!

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    1. I read that you'd have to eat a lot of bittersweet berries to make you sick. But with children who wants to take chances.

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  16. Your displays look wonderful. I love to bring home leaves, berries, and seeds etc. I like to go foraging for conkers and acorns. The Autumn mandala is amazing!
    Wendy x

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    1. When I see the word conkers I know its an Brit talking! Thanks for your nice comments. I added your shop tom y circle on Etsy.

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  17. Gorgeous display and colours! I love the mandala too!
    ~ joey ~

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    1. Thanks so much. There were some hitchhiking insects that came with it!

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  18. Lovely display of autumn treasures. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  19. beautiful mandala karen....a nature collector like me. :)

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    1. So easy to be a nature collector where we live!

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