Apples for Fall

 I always enjoy joining Cuisine Kathleen's monthly tablescape challenges. This month the theme is apples, a fun theme.  Click on her name for lots more inspiration.

I didn't have to buy anything for this tablescape. I did have to search my fall boxes to find most of this.
I've had these cute figurines for about 20 years! They both have apples in the baskets.

                                                              Their hats are made of yarn.
 Aren't they adorable!

 I have named them "Apple Annie" and "Apple Andy"

 I've had the apple plate about 20 years as well. It is so different, with the raised apple design.

The lime colored plates are fairly new, I purchased them a few months ago at Dollar Tree.
 I've had the deep red chargers for some time, but had never used them. I was delighted to see they have an embossed leaf design on them!  I don't even remember where I found them.

The 'scape came together pretty easily. I used an apple green tablecloth and my pretty fall glasses that I found at TJ Maxx a couple years ago.

 I love the reds and greens together!

Oh, the napkins - I went digging in my napkin bins to see if I had something that would work and was delighted to find these plaid napkins! They were still in the wrapper, had never been used!
 I folded the napkins into a square so more of the plate would show.

I'm very happy with this apple tablescape, we are enjoying seeing it in our dining room, just a hint of fall here in FL (it's still hot here!)

Apple Andy offers you an apple!
 So does Apple Annie!

 I opted for a very simple centerpiece, even though I had a few others options: I started with this pretty wooded basket, but it just wasn't right.  Maybe I'll fill it with apples, or better yet - apple muffins!
 This pretty red wicker apple basket didn't work either. Maybe I'll fill it with nuts.
 This little wooden apple dish didn't work either, but it's so cute.
 My apple tablescape is plain and simple, but the colors are smashing! I hope you like it!

I'm also linking to Susan's Tablescape Thursday. Thanks, ladies for hosting.


First sign of Fall

I always wait until at least October before I start doing any fall decorating.  It's still hot here in FL, the temps have gone from 90 to 89 this week tho! Yay!  I did find these new fall fruit at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago so I have set them out in the family room. Aren't they pretty, and so unique. They were also 40% off!

 I'm displaying them in the wire tray (also from HB a few years ago) on the coffee table.
 I love the painted design on the fruit.
 Looks a little like gold leaf painting.

See the picture in the background?

That's the "Save the Date" card for our grandson's wedding. He designed them.
 He is a computer programmer and always does a neat job.

The post card is displayed on a faux book "Psalms of David."  Taylor's middle name is David (after his dad.)

Fall has arrived! Stay tuned for more fall decor in a few weeks!



Rehearsal Dinner Centerpiece Project

We just returned from a trip to Tallahassee, FL where my daughter and her family live.  We went to attend a wedding shower for our grandson's bride-to-be.  I'll share pictures of the shower soon, I'm waiting for my daughter to send me the pictures she took.

Now I will show you a little of the project we are working on for the rehearsal dinner centerpieces.

These bronze colored "buckets" will be filled with live chrysanthemums for the centerpieces on the tables at the rehearsal dinner. The little wooden tags have the initials of the bride and groom - Taylor and Emily. (We put the "T" on top so it wouldn't be "ET!" LOL!)

All family will attend the rehearsal dinner, as well as the wedding party.  Both bride and groom have big families so there will be about 90 people attending! We are prepared for 20 tables of four, plus a long table.
 We had planned to wrap the buckets in burlap ribbon, but scrapped that idea since we ran out of time and like this look just as much, if not better.

 One bucket filled with the live flowers will be on each table with a framed childhood picture (at different ages) of Taylor, and one of Emily on either side. 

Here are a few of Taylor's childhood pictures that we'll use.  We don't have Emily's pictures yet.

I'll share pictures of the rehearsal dinner decorations with the flowers and completed decorations.

The wedding is October 20th at 3 p.m. in their church.  We are very excited, our first grandchild marrying a precious girl!
We started praying for his future wife when he was a baby, so Emily is an answer to our prayers! PTL!
If you didn't see Taylor's creative proposal, click here