Autumn is my favorite season. And Christmas is so festive.
And then comes January. Blah!
I left the Christmas vase on the sideboard in the dining room as long as possible, but there comes a time when the poinsettias have to go.
It's too soon to start putting out flowers. Even though we've had daytime highs in the 60s, it's really not spring yet.
I found this container at a thrift store a couple of weeks ago.
I liked the lines and its heft, but not the faux terra cotta orange-ishness. I painted it with bronze craft paint. Then dry-brushed it white. Then dry-brushed it black. Then brown. And finally touched it up with an off-white until I had this:
All the layers of dry-brushing really bring out the details. Since craft paint dries to a flat finish, a top coat of glossy Mod Podge gives it some shine.
Of all the fake plants available, I like ferns the best.
The bottle stopper is from our decanter, a victim of the holiday festivities this year.
This should carry the dining room until it's really springtime.