Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Love My Mum (s)


I do love my Mum. . . .
my mums. . . .
and, my John, 
who came home one day last week with these beautiful Fall flowers. . . .


I knew exactly where to put them--in vintage galvanized buckets--on the keeping room table--
with nothing else--simple, casual, and fun. . . .


When our thoughts turn to falling leaves and harvest, mums seem to be the most popular flower of the season. . . .No wonder so many bloggers say, "Mum's the word.". . . . It truly is the word for Fall
There's so many colors to choose from--yellow, red, purple, pink, bronze, and orange--to name a few.
By far, my favorite colors are red and yellow. . . .


According to P. Allen Smith, mums were first grown as flowering herbs 
by the Chinese as early as the 15th century B.C.
I didn't know they were once considered herbs. . . .did you?


They're so hardy and easily maintained, even I can't kill them. . . .
I think I've told you before that I have no green thumb. That's one talent I didn't inherit. 
But, when it comes to mums, I never hesitate to buy several plants each year and add them to my Fall gardens for big bursts of color. . . .







28 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Oh how pretty! I love what you have done with them.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love flowers in galvanized pails!

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

They look lovely on your table. Didn't know that mums were considered herbs. Yellow mums are my favorite and I'll be buying 2 plants this week to put in galvanized buckets (smile) on the front porch.

Ruby and Arthur said...

I love mums, too. They look so great in your buckets! Jean

Sweet Peas said...

I love mums too, they are so pretty. Great idea to put them in the pails!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The mums look so pretty in the galvanized pails.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Mums definitly signal fall is here! My favorite colors are the deep red and rust.

Sharing Shadymont said...

That's a great look! Love them in the pails.

cynthia lee designs said...

The mums looks great in the buckets on your table!! I need to get me some. My mom picked up some really pretty ones at Home Depot for $5.00.
~Cindy

jeanetteann said...

I love the simplicity of your display and love your beautiful table. x

Anne Boykin said...

Beautiful! I love your cupboard with the blue & white china too.

Florida Farm Girl said...

Sure wish my DH would think about things like that. They do add a great deal of warmth to a room. Love that cabinet in the photo, too.

Rusty Hinge said...

Love everything about this post! The mums look wonderful displayed on your farmhouse table in the buckets! Adorable! Excited to be a new follower as well! :)
Maria

Eggs In My Pocket said...

So pretty! I love those buckets!

Amy Kinser said...

Gorgeous table. Gorgeous flowers. Gorgeous cabinet. Gorgeous things in your cabinet. All is gorgeous and Wonderful.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

I absolutely love how your keeping room has turned out. I hope I told you before but the open shelves with the cast iron pots is so eye-catching and your table is just too perfect and the mums just finish it off beautifully. I love the farmhouse!!..Happy Thursday..Judy

chateau chic said...

Your mums look fabulous in your galvanized bucket. Just perfect on your farmhouse table.
Mary Alice

Deb said...

They look gorgeous on the table in front of the hutch. So pretty. Deb

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Simple, pretty, and perfect for fall. I love how you displayed the mums in vintage buckets.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

love those old galvanized buckets, too!!

suzyq said...

They look just gorgeous - especially with that hutch in the background behind them!!!

MONICA LIVAS said...

So LOVELY!

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Very pretty! I was wondering how mums would do inside. I do have a sunny dining room window, so now I am inspired to try them on the sideboard.
I am your latest follower. Hope you will stop by my blog sometime!
Amber

Nook and Cranny said...

I love bringing the outdoors in.
The mums look wonderful on your table.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Sherry said...

Oh, this is farmhouse perfection! Love the buckets to put them in!
Sherry

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful mums on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love them in your vintage galvanized buckets. And yes, John is a sweetie!

Jody

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful mums on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love them in your vintage galvanized buckets. And yes, John is a sweetie!

Jody

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful mums on Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love them in your vintage galvanized buckets. And yes, John is a sweetie!

Jody

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