Mum’s are a traditional and abundant part of Autumn. Decorating with them indoors and out brings color, texture and a definite splash of Fall. These seasonal blooms are such a terrific buy. And they keep on giving. When their flowers are spent, they can be replanted in your garden for years of floral picking!
But let’s be honest… a mum in it’s plastic container can look a little dowdy!
Don’t let that ugly black pot be part of your fall decor. Hide it, cover it or… if all else fails replant the mum!
Don’t worry that the ugly black container is larger for your container. Hide the rim top of the container by adding a grape vine wreath over it.
Add a little more interest by adding bits of this and that to the mum. Picks of berries and acorns work well with the Autumnal theme.
Gilded fruits and squashes also add a lovely touch.
Include natural elements too! Don’t forget the leaves! This is after all FALL!
I keep a collection of natural elements in a plastic kitchen trash can in the garage, ready for use at all times!
Just a side note: No spray paint on my brass in my dining room!!!! These candlesticks and lamps( not shown) are from Japan. My father brought them back after a military tour over 50 years ago. They have beenn passed down to me. They are irreplaceable in quality and sentiment.