Last week I put together a new vignette on the sofa table in the great room, using a wooden bulb tray as its base. I purchased the tray from Julie and Shannon, two sisters who ran the Gathered Comforts booth at the Springfield Antique Extravaganza . The girls had some really fun and unique items at both the Extravaganza and at the Country Living Fair held in Columbus over this past weekend. They sell on Etsy, so why don’t you stop by their store to see what they have.
Originally used by flower growers to dry bulbs, the tray is basically a wooden drawer with a screen as its bottom. Mine is about 3.5 inches deep and about 13 inches wide- plenty of room to fill with pumpkins, gourds and an apothecary jar filled with faux sunflowers.
I liked my deep tray so well that I bought a smaller one from the girls when I saw them again at the Country Living Fair. It is only about 1.5 inches deep and 11 inches wide. It has divider, whereas my larger one does not.
Pottery Barn sells the trays for $99. I paid $20- oh how I love a bargain!
I filled the apothecary jar with dried gourds, wooden pears, and dried salal leaves. Then I just arranged a few bunches of sunflowers in varying sizes.
I filled the tray with a variety of gourds, pinecones, and pumpkins. And I stuck some wispy strands of grass into the arrangement of flowers just because……..
I was still playing around with the grass when this shot was taken- I ended up pulling out most of it and leaving only about six stems. What’s the rule? Just when you think you’re done~ Edit, Edit, Edit…
There is such a variety of color in the gourds and pumpkins, so the midnight black color of the crows adds a lot of contrast to the autumn hues.
This mottled gray pumpkin is my favorite- he looks like he has freckles!
Once again I’m using one of my wooden spools in a display. This one holds a battery operated candle whose flame flickers in golden amber.
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