Take a look at a few of my fall foraged decorating ideas. Yes, I use the term foraged loosely (creative writing, y’all). Foraged from the closet or flea markets or while on neighborhood walks with Lucy and Annabelle.
Use rusty old toys, wheelbarrows, farm implements, whatever, to display fall’s bounty inside or outside. In the picture above, my sister’s original Tonka Truck moves gourds around in the backyard. Yes, I still play in the dirt.
My wire porch basket is typically empty. This fall I spruced it up with a few gourds, a pumpkin, and Indian corn. Now when I take Lucy and Annabelle for walks, we pick up pine cones and leaves and deposit them here.
Use what you have to create “flower” arrangements. If you grow sunflowers, decorate with them. If you have a beautyberry bush in your yard, use that. This next arrangement includes Arkansas cotton, wheat from Daddy’s last crop 20 years ago, and eucalyptus I foraged from another of Momma’s arrangements. Foraging does not mean stealing from a hardworking farmer’s field, but if you are a farmer or know a farmer…most farmers I know would be happy to share a few stalks.
In fact, most farmers I know would give anyone the shirt off their backs.
Hedge apples are plentiful in Northwest Arkansas. My neighbor, Stella’s, fence…I love her use of them.
How cute are these apple/mum centerpieces?
No, you can’t have too much cotton. This arrangement is in a wide glass bowl. I placed a vintage flower frog in the bottom of the bowl to hold the stalks. I like the zen-ish look of it.
Annabelle fully embraces the fall foraged idea.
That’s it for my fall forage ideas. What’s your favorite?
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