Ten fabulous fall door adornments, with simple how-to instructions,
graciously greet the season.
Door décor is always in style among consumers, but throughout fall and
the holiday season, when family and friends are frequently welcomed into
homes, decoratives that celebrate the seasons are especially in demand.
These 10 designs, including baskets, swags and wreaths, capture the
glory of autumn, and some can transition to the holidays with equal
Designs by Mark Lamantia, Porterfield’s Flowers, Topeka, Kan.
among an array of forest-green foliage, radiant lily blossoms, spaced
evenly around the circular form to uniformly distribute splashes of the
sunkissed golden hues, shine all the more brightly. Pairings of amber
yarrow and red thika pods simulate the lily coloring and reinforce the
wreath’s warm autumnal palette, which is enlivened by touches of
relucent celedon, found in the acorns and freeze-dried artichokes. This
grand wreath, wonderful for both interior and exterior use, would
coordinate beautifully with the lily-filled wall basket on page 45, and
the duo could be offered as a set, to encourage additional sales.
MATERIALS: lilies from Silk Botanica; dried yarrow, acorns and
mini thika pods from Knud Nielsen Company; freeze-dried artichokes from
Flyboy Naturals; preserved salal leaves from Floral Concepts
International; permanent Magnolia garland from Sullivans; grapevine
wreath from favorite supplier.
Mirroring the triangular shape of its metal vessel—a stylish wall
pocket—this carefully composed fan of dried and fabric florals has a
formal, orderly quality, despite the delightfully exotic flair of
the dried materials, which include Banksias, Protea flowers and
monkey-face pods. For best results, begin assembly in the center,
using the larger elements to establish a mounded form, and then add
the vertical materials to establish the fan shape. Preserved salal
leaves tucked inside the pocket conceal the plastic foam, which is
recommended over dry foam to hold weighty products such as these.
MATERIALS: spray millet from LoveJoy Farms; Banksias, Protea
flowers and feathers from Schusters of Texas; pintail and widgeon
(duck) feather balls and monkey-face pods from Knud Nielsen Company;
permanent Crocosmia from Silk Botanica; preserved salal leaves from
Floral Concepts International; wall pocket from Raz Imports.
As if warmed in the glow of a golden autumn sun, these brilliant fabric
lilies, arranged in a luxuriant swell inside a free-standing metal
basket, capture the ardor and radiance of the season. Repeating the
crimson hues of the blossoms’ centers are lustrous polished pods and
tidy clusters of cotton Phylica in an intense merlot hue. The remaining
materials, including intriguing hooked barley and a wispy vine, contrast
with the refined lines of the lilies and pods for an untended, brambly
effect. The trailing vines, along with the vine-clad honeysuckle
garland, unite the textural container with its contents and simulate the
movement of its paisley imprint.
MATERIALS: lilies from Silk Botanica; cotton Phylica from
Verdissimo USA; hooked barley from LoveJoy Farms; permanent vine from
Raz Imports; Asian honeysuckle garland and bell balls from Knud Nielsen
Company; container from Chickens & Roosters.
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