Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Sunday, November 20, 2011

fall window boxes and outdoor decorations

on a recent trip to petoskey, Michigan, i admired several fall window box displays.  the speciality shops in town seem to decorate their windows beautifully with natural materials each season.  i am always pleased to see how beautiful the shops look both indoors and for their window shoppers.

arrangements can be found hanging on the sides of the buildings, and in large heavy urns to welcome guests into the various cute gift shops.

by using a variety of colors, shapes and textures, these arrangements attract attention and provide a lovely street scape for a sidewalk display.

each display is unique.  i plan to use some of these design techniques for my own fall porch display next year.  i find them quite appealing. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karen,
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