I am a person of color and my spirits rise to heaven when I am left to collect flowers in a meadow. But then, I am not solely a spring / summer flower collector, because as a true nature lover I admire everything nature gives us, so although she limits her abundance in terms of colors I cannot contain myself and have to bring something home and have it decorate a corner in our home even for a little while.
So when we recently went to our spot on the mountain, I picked some fresh pinecones, thistles and those bubbly dry plants I have no idea what they are called to use as a fall décor.
Being left with crochet flowers that didn't make it to adorn my latest flower warmers, I stuck them into the thistles and added a bit of color to these darlings.
Put the dried collection of plants into a(n old) decorated bottle, arranged a simple arrangement into a basket and voila!
Not a lot of effort, but a sweet sight for the summer grieving eyes.