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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Making a Fall Arrangement With Curly Willow

Do you like curly willow!? Well if you do, you are going to think I am a very lucky girl.

Hubby, and I took a walk in the park that is right behind our house.  This was not just a walk for exercise, but a walk to go gathering some branches to put in my entry hall.

There are two curly willow trees in our park so of course I had to bring home some of those gorgeously curvy, and curly branches for a touch of Fall in my entry hall.

I kept it simple by placing two cream plates on the corbels, and one large cream vase to hold the curly willow.

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The branches have a combination of dark brown, light brown and a really pretty green.

The jury is still out on whether I think it is sculptural, or a little scary looking. 

Each day I am liking it a little better. A good blogging friend of mine suggested that maybe I should take a few branches out of the bottom. I think I will try that tomorrow!

Next time you go on a walk, take some pruners and you might be surprised at what you can create!!


The enchanted home said...

Lucky you! It was like a win win, you were excercising AND came home with a gorgeous souveneir! I LOVE how it looks, so dramatic and gorgeous and then to think that it was free.....luck you! Looks fabulous.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, lucky you is right. Would love to find a tree in our area. So beautiful. hugs ~lynne ~

michele said...

i have always loved curly willow but living where i do means i have paid top dollar for it (crate and barrel) so lucky you! it's gorgeous and just the type of textural drama i appreciate. and FREEEEEEE. you can beat it.

love to you.


La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have been collecting eucalptus where I walk and love it but just found out last week that it was poisonous to cats! Darn, out it all went. I love Curly Willow and you are quite lucky to have such a handy supply. I think it adds interest to every bouquet.

Jen said...

Love it and in my opinion would leave it like it is. ~Jen

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Looks great Kathysue.

Ivy Lane said...

I think it looks great just like it is! Very simple and sculptural indeed!

Woodside Park said...

We are going hiking this weekend in the Blue Ridge mountains. Will bring pruners. I'll be copying you, Kathysue :) And I'll do a post if it turns out good, haha.

Allison said...

I love it just as it is Kathy Sue! It's very striking and adds a nice touch of Fall. I wish we had access to a curly willow tree.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

I do love curly willow branches and find them to be a must-have decorative item. I also agree with the blogger on thinning out in the lower part to make it more sculpural. Lovely foyer!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I adore curly willow. I friend of mine has a tree in her back yard and sometimes she lets me steal. :o) I love the cream vase. Very simple yet festive!

Unknown said...

I love curly willow. Im thinking of spraying some gold. That last close up shot is the best!
Have a great weekend.
xo Nancy

Merlin said...

Gilding sounds great! franki

Babs said...

Although I don't have any, I DO like curly willow. I don't have any because I'd probably poke my eye out with it. It looks great in your entry.

Karena said...

Hi Kathysue, I love curly willow and I think your arrangement is perfect!! The handled urn makes a lovely vase!

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Susie @ Maddie G Designs said...

So pretty! I may have told you this before but my mom used to drag us into the woods in NC to collect moss for her arrangements. We used to roll our eyes but always secretly had a good time!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love it, looks great to me!! :-)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Not sure if my first comment worked or not, but I just wanted to say that I love your curly willow!! Looks awesome!