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Romantic Fall Florals

Discover how this lover of rustic finds combines farm-stand flowers with vintage treasures to create statement centerpieces perfect for late summer into fall.

Ann Couser Kittredge of Dabbling and Decorating ushers in autumn’s glorious hues with sundry flowers and vintage vessels inside her coastal Maine home. Gathered at a local roadside farm stand, these end-of-summer blooms herald the coming of fall and are paired with household items used as vases. Old paint cans, buckets, antique crocks, baskets and terra-cotta pots are just some of Ann’s favorite go-to vessels for her farm-fresh flowers. The end result is a dreamy juxtaposition of hard and soft. “Combining fresh-cut flowers with vintage treasures feels so romantic to me,” she says. “There’s just something about the softness of the florals combined with a vintage texture that creates such a pleasing elegance for any room in the house.”

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Realizing that plants like hostas begin to fade in autumn, Ann collects their large beautiful leaves from her backyard for their stunning shades and distinctive shape. She inserts these into her floral creations to offer layers and texture. Other times, Ann uses leafy branch trimmings paired with small wood accents to further enhance her centerpieces. Warm shades in the wood add coziness to spaces as the temperatures begin to cool outside. Click here for larger image
An armful of sunflowers complements this sweetly painted floral vase. “Sunflowers always seem to be a sign of fall to me,” Ann says. Adding sunflowers to a simple late summer tablescape brings instant cheer to an August backyard gathering. Click here for larger image

For more of Ann’s vintage-style flower centerpieces, visit her blog or follow her on Instagram @dabbling_and_decorating.

Photos Courtesy of Ann Couser Kittredge of Dabbling and Decorating.

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