Have you ever done any decorating with pampas grass?
This lovely row of beautiful plumes grows over at the neighbor’s home. They have a landscaping business, so their property is beautifully landscaped with trees and shrubs and ornamental grasses. It’s like a small arboretum. The rear of the property has rows of plantings where this pampas grass grows.
One day as my friend and I were pulling grapevines growing wild in the pine trees, I kept noticing the long fluffy row of pampas grass rustling in the wind. I was so intrigued with them and they were so plentiful that I knew I could make something from those lovely plumes.
If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that I have no budget for creating. So, finding beauty that’s free to play with just makes my heart sing. With permission, my friend and I gathered an enormous armload of pampas grass. The plumes were still closed and hadn’t fuzzed out yet. Just sitting overnight in the garage where it was a little warmer made the plumes bloom. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to use the long plumy stems…but since I love making wreaths…I began another wreath.
And then I had another idea too.
Remember the sweater sleeves I made for a couple of vases for the mantle?
Together the grasses and the sweater vase look so warm and cozy for fall.
I came across some peacock feathers and thought they would be the perfect contrast to the soft cream of the fuzzy pampas plumes.
The best part of styling a mantel or other area of your home in the fall is the abundance of free natural elements.
Of course then I needed to play a bit….
Adding pine cones, and leaves, and even a garland to the mantel.
Are you still wondering about the wreath?
Yes…I made a wreath out of pampas grass.
And peacock feathers…
But…that’s for another day!
Have you ever done any decorating with pampas grass or peacock feathers?
Wishing you Extraordinary decorating!
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