You might have noticed how many pieces of copper and brassy golds
I am mingling in with my autumn decor this year.
I will admit it.
Those warm, rich metals might be a mild obsession of mine at this point.
But as usual copper is one of those obsessions that I am okay with.
For me, autumn doesn’t necessarily speak in orange tones.
While I will use traditional pumpkins outdoors on the porch
or outdoors- my autumn color palette looks more soft and muted than bold and beautiful.
It speaks in soft natural elements and neutral colors- and it leans romantic with blush, sage greens and those dusty colored cinderella pumpkins.
But one thing that I always seem to gravitate towards for autumn decor- are metals.
Copper, brass, gold, rose gold… I am obsessed.
And I love to sprinkle a touch of those warm tones with the pale neutral colors.
And with so many questions about how to bring in those pretty rich metals-
I thought I would share a few ways I have used copper in simple vignettes for autumn over the
years here on the blog.
Those charming little copper mugs?
Yeah, they aren’t just for using for cocoa or a warm you up beverage over here.
One of my favorite ways to use them is for holding a small bouquet of flowers.
For this table setting, I clipped flowers short and created several arrangements in copper mugs.
This is the behind the scenes- click the title to see the finished table.
A favorite spot for styling dishes for the season,
this antique buffet deux corps is a big charming covered in pretty patina
and loads of character.
All year long there are various dishes on display
and for autumn- metals and pumpkins are in the rotation.
3. A copper pot for holding flowers any time of year
Another favorite way of displaying flowers- whether it is spring, summer, winter or autumn-
a chunky copper kettle.
This kettle (or pot) was a HomeGoods find several years back
and has been a stunner filled with flowers
or simply displayed by itself.
Those mugs again…
they aren’t just for holding fresh flowers.
I am a huge fan of using those dried blooms from earlier in the year
to warm up the mantel in a different way.
I used dried roses and fresh seeded eucalyptus to create simple bouquets in the copper mugs for a seasonal display.
Out in the cottage, copper is on repeat in this little wall cupboard.
This tiny cupboard filled with stacks of white ironstone, copper mugs
and a few little baby boo’s is a sweet and simple display for autumn.
Even just a couple mugs will bring in those warm tones
and change the entire look.
Here it a look without them (see more in this post)
and with just a couple pieces of copper
So if you are a fan of metals for autumn and the holidays like I am –
it is so easy to incorporate those delicious tones in your decor.
And the best part is- that when you aren’t using those pretty little mugs or copper pots-
you can enjoy them on display.
And coming your way next week… a styling that I am super excited about that involves copper
and gold and gorgeous blush and aubergine- and is absolutely perfect for autumn entertaining.
And you can see more of the copper appearing around the house in my early autumn tour-
and today is the LAST DAY to enter for a chance to win a $100 gift card to HomeGoods- so don’t miss that.
I am off on a flower market run to pick up a few things for some upcoming posts
and fingers crossed I find a few Cinderella pumpkins as well.
Happy Wednesday everyone.