October 24, 2013

autumn leaves







The climbing plant on our fence is dropping all over the patio. I guess it isn't an ivy after all.

I gathered some of the richly coloured leaves and strung them into a simple garland with a needle and thread. I placed a few of them into my vintage frame too.

Admittedly they looked better last night, perhaps I should have dipped them in wax first. I still like the effect though.

I bought the candle and card at a recent trip to Baileys Home... ooh that place is amazing. All natural wood and enamel kitchen supplies, welsh blankets and gorgeous sofas. The candle really does smell like freshly cut grass, and the card is from a print by Tom Frost, one of my current favourites.

Joining in with Lou's 'nature in the home' and Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.


19 comments:

  1. Gosh what a beautiful display! That mirror is stunning. I've just been over to Baileys - they have an online shop now! Happy days... xx p.s. I've made a group pin board nature in the home., Love it for you to contribute. x

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    1. ah, thanks Lou! I know... very very tempting! ooh yes, would love to, sign me up! x

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  2. So beautiful! I like to laminate leaves and then stick them on our windows. The colour lasts quite well, but the laminator doesn't do them as much justice as that frame does. It's gorgeous!

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  3. Oh my how lovely! I saw a post a few days back, mumturnedmom I think it was, who dipped leaves in wax to preserve them, such a neat idea. I love your garland of leaves so much - what sweet colours to bring into the house from outside! I'll try doing one with the kiddos next week when they are off school!

    Thanks for the inspiration - and as usual, for joining in x

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    1. thanks Annie! ooh, I'll check it out :) it's a fun, quick project, I'm sure the kids would enjoy it x

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  4. Beautiful leaves Charmaine. I remember that Martha thing of dipping the wax in leaves from years back, I never tried it, but I expect that it would work really well to sort of keep them in suspended animation. The gardland looks lovely regardless though. xx

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    1. thanks Amy! yes, I was going to do it last year (I even bought the wax) but life got in the way! x

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  5. I did indeed wax some leaves last week, they have kept their colour beautifully! I love your garland. The 7yo wants to make something with the waxed leaves - I might suggest that :)

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    1. lovely! glad to know it works! I might make another and wax them this time! x

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  6. Stunning display! Those leaves look so pretty x

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  7. Love this idea, I might do this with my son over the weekend.

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  8. A gorgeous display of earthly autumnal colours xox Penny

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  9. It all looks wonderful. And I really love the idea of a candle that smells of fresh mown grass :)

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  10. They look so lovely Charmaine, need to go collecting. x

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  11. They look so pretty in the frame and the garland is beautiful on the mirror xx

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