Awesome #Autumn #Accessories- #Fall #Home #Decor

Fall is underway and it’s almost time for the holiday bustle to begin. I’ve put together this post of my cornucopia, baskets, and trees to help find a little something for a holiday centerpiece or a small tabletop decoration you might need to brighten up your fall season.

Each decor piece is given a unique name and number, which is printed on a small card, that marks the authenticity of the piece. Though some may appear similar in color or content to another, each represents itself differently. If you would like a Happiness Tree with a special design, base, or color palette, contact me and we can discuss options. Many of these pieces have ribbons and bows attached to them, for decorative purposes, but many of the ribbons or bows have been removed for clarity in the photos below. The decor can be displayed with or without the decorative ribbons and bows.

Happiness Trees are handmade wax floral arrangements which can be used for almost any occasion. From weddings, to centerpieces for the holidays, there is not an event for which these arrangements cannot be tailored. Miniature wax fruit floral arrangement is a non mechanized process in which handmade, modeling clay dough, is low-fired and the resulting fruit base is is wax dipped, by hand, then arranged and combined with other materials to form a truly unusual form of floral art. This beautiful tradition was passed down from my grandmother to me. They are somewhat fragile, especially during handling, but can last for decades. Continue reading “Awesome #Autumn #Accessories- #Fall #Home #Decor”

Easygoing Early #October #Garden #Photos

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Early October is the herald for the season of slow slumber in New Hampshire. The garden is beyond twilight and though most plants are preparing for winter, some things re-surge. The dahlias come back with a vengeance. One. Last. Hurrah.

We had great leafy vegetable crop; four kinds of lettuce and some awesome kale, which is very happy with the cold right now. We had a steady tomato crop and my peppers grew very well this year. Our pear tree is old enough to give us lots of fruit this year and they have been delicious. We had a big enough crop that we could give some to neighbors.

We’ve continued to have warmer weather for fall, though our nights are dipping as they should. It has been a little dry as well. Times of killing frost are almost upon us. I hope you enjoy the flower and plant gallery; this will be the last one for this year! Continue reading “Easygoing Early #October #Garden #Photos”

Free Form Still Life Progression

This was a still life I did for a group class I was a part of. I love how this one progressed. I can’t decide if I prefer it to be vertical or horizontal. I see fruit when it is horizontal and a tropical flower when it is in a vertical position. I haven’t decided on a frame yet either. I think one with darker wood tones and perhaps a bit of gold would complement it well.

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