Thursday, August 25, 2011

Falling for Fall

A few days in the past week, the weather has been so nice and cool.  Perfect jeans and a tee weather, with a jacket at night.  Fall is by far my favorite season.  And as fall is approaching, I am getting in the mood to decorate for fall.

Love this vase with acorns filling the bottom - {via The Thrify Crafter via Pinterest}

I'm not a big seasonal decorator... a nice wreath on the door and a handful of decorations works for me.  What I really love though, is fresh flowers.  I don't buy flowers as often as I'd like because they are so expensive, but I recently found some really cheap flowers online.  

And how ADORABLE is this!?!  {Via Thrifty Decor Chick via Pinterest}

And here's some tips on prolonging the life of your flowers!

Tip 1: Sterilize the vase/container with a bleach water solution prior to using

Tip 2: Cut the flowers at a slanted angle before placing them in the face.  This allows them to have a fresh cut to absorb the water.  And the slanted angle gives you a bigger area to absorb with.

Tip 3: Use the flower food that comes with the flowers.  Research has proven that this is the best additive.

{If you are in a pinch, try this recipe to make your own additive - 1 tsp sugar + 1 tsp bleach + 2 tsp lemon juice}

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post! I feel extremely in love with fall right now!

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  2. You and I are in the same boat with Fall! I got married in the Fall so it is really sweet for me. I love the fall leaves,the scents at a pumpkin farm,hot apple cider--yum!

    I used to work at a floral shop. Miss the smells! Fresh flowers-- yep it would be nice to have some in a vase in my home every week;) A girl can dream right?!

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  3. I am SO ready for fall too! Unfortunately, we have this dumb hurricane to deal with this weekend. :( I hope fall comes soon!

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