At times it seems like autumn is almost in the air here in Michigan. Pumpkin spice, apples and other fall items are making their appearance on store shelves around us. But our temperatures have been going anywhere from crisp cool mornings to hot and humid days and nights. It’s just like playing with a bouncing ball, one minute it’s summer, the next it’s autumn creeping in. As I write this today, it’s a perfect summer day at our cottage
“…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” ~Oscar Wilde
Nothing speaks late summer/early fall to me as much as sunflowers do! I know when I first shared these sunflowers to you a few years ago, many of you thought they were real, and told me you had never seen white sunflowers before.
Of course, these weren’t real, so that’s why you had never seen them before!
However, when I walked into Kennedy’s Floral with my $10 off flower coupon (for our anniversary this month), I actually saw sunflowers that had a creamy look on all the flowers petals. It wasn’t bright white, but they weren’t the bright yellow/gold color of most sunflowers. I almost got them, but then chose the standard sunflowers.
Don’t they speak early autumn to you? Excuse Sadie’s toys in the background! I asked her to pick them up, but that’s as far as it go with her, LOL! I ended up going through some of my fall storage tubs and brought my gold rose pumpkin upstairs.
This is an easy DIY project! If you missed it, you can find the tutorial here.
I couldn’t resist not bringing my mercury glass pumpkin upstairs, too! Did you notice the mattress spring above? Our sweet daughter-in-law in Texas gave me this one from her huge stash of them. I was going to do something else with it, but then…
I just put it over one of my many small jars and put a flower in the jar. Easy peasy!
As for the minnow basket I bought a couple of weeks ago, I found these hydrangeas to put into it. They look fantastic in our cottage!
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