I find the yellows ,browns and oranges of leaves in autumn irresistible ! I collect these leaves every year and feel compelled to do something with them.
Yesterday outside ‘ Woodies’DIY in Dublin I found a row of trees with leaves that had turned a beautiful yellow. I collected some, brought them home and put them straight onto our table. Josephine,our wonderful housekeeper and I played around with planks of wood, pine cones, pods of garlic and ,of course,the yellow and green leaves.
Trees from our garden in Dublin had, sadly, to be taken down because they had become too old. One had fallen-taking down the neighbourhood’s electrical wiring. So the rest had to come down as well. I had the loggers slice me many pieces of the tree trunk. I just knew I had to have memories of the trees and they just looked so beautiful. I am happy I had them. Here they are-
We filled bowls and glasses with slit yellow peas and glasses with green moong lentils. Then stuck in the leaves and the candles in the middle. I was surprised at how easily they sat in there !
Pine cones collected from the Wicklow mountains ( read my article on the Wicklow mountains by clicking here
) just worked so well with the idea of fallen leaves-also collected –
And to pick up the white from the candles–and in keeping with most things looking dried up–the white garlic pods-
All things looked and felt very natural and organic–
|Here is the special thing- you don’t have to spend a lot to make your home a little more beautiful. You just have to look around you and find things to use that are beautiful !
To see other tablescapes where I have used the same planks of wood-read by clicking here and here.
Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you for reading !