Spice Up Fall with Moscow Mules

The Moscow Mule is the perfect drink for the fall season simply because of the beautiful copper mug that it is traditionally served it.

Moscow Mule Recipe

This Moscow Mule recipe print is from www.lilyandval.com and is made from an original chalkboard drawing by Valerie McKeehan.

Moscow Mule Drink & Chalkboard Printout

I had the pleasure of taking a chalkboard lettering class from Valerie during Sweet Paul’s Makerie, a weekend long creative retreat this past spring in Philadelphia.  She is so charming and talented and really breaks the process down so that it is easy to learn – and so much fun to do!

Make Leftovers Even More Amazing with Chalkboard Lettering Labels

Right now, Valerie has a free download of Thanksgiving leftover labels on her blog!

Thanksgiving Leftovers Chalkboard Labels

I’ve already downloaded for my leftovers!  It’s the little touches and details that I love the most!

Copper Mug Vases for Fall Flower Décor

Back to the copper mug… why not have them do some multi-tasking during this holiday season?  Copper, with its ageless appeal transcending centuries, is the perfect complement to the rich textures and colors of fall flowers.  The smaller size of the mug makes it so easy to arrange in.   Tuck one of the copper mug arrangements into an unexpected spot for a pop of color, or use multiples on a larger surface such as your dining or buffet table on Thanksgiving.

Here are some nice floral combinations to get you inspired but really there’s hardly a flower or plant that wouldn’t look perfect in one of these mugs!

By the way, I created these chalkboard signs by hand, photographed them and added the photo digitally!  See what happens when you have a great teacher and pay attention in class!  Thanks Valerie McKeehan for sharing your talent!


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the 1-800-Flowers.com brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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