The Flower of Death

Here in America, it’s not uncommon to see a pot of cheerful chrysanthemums adorning a doorstep.

But in France, that simply wouldn’t be done.

This time of year, mums can be seen everywhere across France, sold at roadside stalls and overflowing in supermarket parking lots.

Pots of Chrysanthemums in Lyon, France

Via NBC News

But their cheery colors belie their somber symbolism in French culture.

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Spooky Speculations: Ideas for Elegant Halloween Tablesettings

Here at Couleur Nature, we’re not known for being frightful.

At least, I hope not.

But Halloween is coming soon, and I got to thinking about how we could be a part of this frightfully fun holiday. So I’ve come up with a few ideas for decorating your table for an elegantly spooky Halloween.

Now I know what you’re thinking–“That’s not Halloween at all!” But I’m going to need a little help from your imagination here.

Keep the sheer white napkin sheaths but use Paris Grey Hemstitch napkins on the inside, and it gives the idea of a ghostly mist swirling around a tombstone. Use a jeweled spider for a napkin ring, or for a slightly more macabre look, try these skull napkin rings from Etsy.

 

Via Etsy

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