by Connie Oswald Stofko
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At the Genesee Country Village and Museum, I loved the display that greeted visitors. It incorporated flowers, fruits and vegetables. While this is done on a grand scale, you could create something like this on a smaller scale for your home.
Notice the barrels in the wagon above. Some are filled with apples. On a smaller scale, you might display a bowl of apples on your kitchen table.
Other barrels are filled with squash and acorns. How about displaying squash, gourds and acorns in a large bowl? Depending on the squirrel situation in your neighborhood, you could display it inside or outside.
Another idea is to create a still life of pumpkins, squash and gourds, as in the photo above left. Mix the sizes to add more interest.
There’s no rule against mixing flowers and vegetables. It’s done in the wagon display at the beginning of this story. At right, potted flowers are set on top of and next to a bale of straw. The arrangement is accented by small pumpkins and gourds.
Get inspired and create autumn decorations for your home.