Autumn has tiptoed its way into our house, and with the arrival of October, I am finally ready to break out my fall decor.
At the house where our children are renting, there is a lovely huge old Beautyberry bush, and I've had my eye on it in anticipation of stealing a few branches for my fall decorating.
These berries are the most beautiful shade of purple, and I often wonder if that's why we see purple used in Halloween decor since they are abundant this time of year.
I didn't steal too many, because they won't last unless you take the time to dry them properly, which I likely won't, and because they are a favorite among certain species of birds. I wouldn't want to be accused of taking food from the mouth of "birds" now would I?!
But I did pilfer just enough to create an arrangement atop some ironstone for my dining room table. Next year, I plan to have my very own Beautyberry bush to enjoy, but for now, these will do just fine.