With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Autumn Love

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Autumn Love

After a most beautiful autumn wedding for my cousins sweet daughter, she sent me home with a lovely flower arrangement bursting with colors of the seasons.
warm orange and peach tones
Creamy whites
golden ochre berries
 hints of earthy browns
 muted greens
 all complimenting my mom's smiling pumpkin.
 I did not take the three photos above but plucked them from fb (probably taken by Michele or Richie)
The gold glass pumpkin cake topper was made by my niece, Eva.
More about Eva's glass work here
Come Little Leaves

by George Cooper

"Come, little leaves" said the wind one day,
Come over the meadows with me, and play;
Put on your dresses of red and gold;
Summer is gone, and the days grow cold."

Soon as the leaves heard the wind's loud call,

Down they came fluttering, one and all;
Over the brown fields they danced and flew,
Singing the soft little songs they knew.

Dancing and whirling the little leaves went;
Winter had called them and they were content
Soon fast asleep in their earthly beds,
The snow laid a soft mantle over their heads.

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Karen said...

The autumn floral arrangement was so pretty. I had a Thanksgiving wedding in '72 with bright orange and gold flowers, cattails and wheat. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sue said...

Beautiful fall flowers, and a beautiful poem. I am so enjoying the beautiful sights of fall.
Enjoy your day.

Dee said...

Beautiful flowers... awesome blog.


Kathleen said...

Beautiful flowers, L! The weather has been wonderful!
Have a great Sunday!

Ann said...

Fall is a great time of year for a wedding. I love the colors. What a beautiful and unique cake topper that is.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Those flowers are lovely and the pumpkin topper so pretty. I remember when my husband had to go through all his father's stuff after he passed. He got rid of everything, but kept his dad's briefcase in tact and ever once in awhile will go through it and weed out things that he really doesn't need to hang on to. I saw the recipe for chicken and dumplings you posted about -- when I used to make them (I don't eat chicken anymore) I used flour tortillas for the dumplings, a trick I learned from my ex-mother-in-law. You should give it a try. Just cut them in strips and throw them in at the end. I tell you, they turn out great. Everyone used to rave about and request my chicken & dumplings for the holidays. :) Wishing you all the best, Tammy

Maple Lane said...

The pumpkin that your Mother kept out for your Dad's birthday is so very special and those flowers are so pretty. The peach tones with brown and green are beautiful. Wishing you a nice afternoon.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Lovely flowers. And I do think fall has some of the best colors for flowers! Is that the pumpkin your mom kept up all year long for your dad's birthday? It's cute! Hope your weekend is going nicely!

Deila said...

I love your photos -- the flowers are beautiful.

Buttercup said...

What beautiful flowers. Love the deep autumn hues, with bronze and gold.

NanaDiana said...

Lorraine- I love a Fall wedding. My own daughter got married 5 years ago on a warm Autumn day.

I hope you will have more pictures to share at some point! Lovely! xo Diana

Olga said...

All those beautiful autumn colors mix so nicely in this floral arrangement.
Looks like it was an especially beautiful wedding. I love how the cake is decorated.

Susan said...

Hello Dear LDH...What a lovely time of year to get married. The wedding looked beautiful, too. Your flowers are terrific. So happy for all of you. Susan

Viv said...

i never really noticed how pretty peachy orangy tones are on flowers until now!

hope you're off to a great start of the week lorraine. your previous post has been really encouraging to me when i read it this morning!

podso said...

The flowers are so gorgeous. Seeing the pumpkin put a lump in my throat .. I've been wishing I had my mother's ceramic pumpkin this year. I think in the rush to clean things out I gave it away and now I regret it ... but not so much, as Saturday night at dinner with a good friend I saw it on her table and remembered to whom I had given it. It fills her with gladness so I know it's at the right place! I'm glad you have your mom's, especially with such meaning!

marie said...

I love the colors used for this autumn wedding...and that flower arrangement is so beautiful! The berries and mums and that wonderful rose...oh my goodness!
Thanks for sharing your mom's pumpkin ~ it's a sweet touch to your fall decor. I bet your home looks stunning during the holidays!

Petra said...

Your photos are so stunning. How long did it take you to learn the art of photography?

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Seeing your mom's cute pumpkin just made me realize that the things my husand's family wanted most after both of their parents died were holiday related and worth mostly nothing to the rest of the world. In fact, the only item all four children really wanted was a little Golden Book of The Night Before Christmas their mom always read to them on Christmas Eve. Definitely something to think about.


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