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As the leaves start to turn each year, I love taking a nature walk and finding things that can be used inside to create Free & simple arrangements for fall!

I started about 15 years ago, harvesting Hydrangeas from an abondoned spot out in the country near where we lived. I remember feeling like I'd hit the lottery! They can be so hard to grow to the age that their heads are so large and in our local soil, color can be unpredictable. I was even more elated that very first year to find that they were growing roadside on our yearly trip to the mountains and I kid you not, we stopped over and over on our drive and I filled my trunk with them! They dry so beautifully and are perfect on the stems for an arrangement. You can also just cut the heads and fill a large bowl or basket for a very beautiful addition to any room.

This year, I simply cut a handful that were the shape and color I liked and stuck them in this vintage silver serving pitcher, to adorn the lazy susan I recently painted and distressed for my dining room table. It's a very simple look that adds a touch of elegance and softness to our everyday table!
Faux Hydrangeas can be quite pricey...even Amazon with their lower pricing, lists just ONE like this for $6.99 plus shipping!
I'm so very fortunate to live here in the south where cotton grows around every corner. I love the fields when they are all white...just beautiful! I can't resist grabbing a few stems every year. They are a unique addition in any kind of vase or container, whether rustic or elegant.
I always dry flowers and also pictured you see a few roses that I saved and they will be moving into my bedroom for another simple arrangement to add just a touch of color and beauty in a much needed spot!

I'll replace some of these with basic bare branches as we get closer to Christmas and adorn with lights or small ornaments and evergreen cuttings.

Are you taking advantage of the free and beautiful treasures right outside your door? I'd love to hear other ideas!

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