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Friday, October 10, 2014
MUMS (NOT) THE WORD!
It's no secret I love this time of year and adore our neck of the east coast woods, but one thing I DESPISE about fall is everyone who falls in love with MUMS. I just don't get them, sorry. I think they look like a line of old lady hairdos and just about every grocery store, nursery, and hardware store have them out on display. UGH. YUK. BLAH. Phew, glad I got that off my chest. So what do I do, exactly, for fall and winter flower arrangements if I don't like the one thing that could survive a hurricane? I walk around our property and pick up fallen leaves, twigs, tree branches, berries, etc. and I come home and arrange them in an unexpected way. I found an old copper bowl on a hike one year, so that becomes a lovely home to pine cones I collect on hikes, berries, gourds, etc. Sometimes if I find a really cool twig or tree branch I'll spray paint it glossy white or black and put it in a vase in our dining room, I'll use leaves as drink coasters, carve out mini-pumpkins and fill them with cinnamon sticks and twigs…I'll do just about anything with natures discards, but one thing I'll never do is display a MUM on my front porch! GET CREATIVE FOLKS! (and email me your pictures!)