Category: Fall

A Blooming Pumpkin from a Chick-fil-A Bouquet

Flowers and pumpkins are two of my favorite things and I love to combine the two for a seasonal centerpiece for the table for fall or Thanksgiving! You can find all these tables and method here:  Creating a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving My BFF brought me a Chick-fil-A Bouquet of beautiful late-blooming roses from her garden. Too…

In the Potting Shed: Fall on a Ladder

I’ve been adding a bit of fall around the Potting Shed, step-by-step. Adding a few mums, pumpkins and Indian corn to celebrate the season. I harvested of set of three chippy drawers from a favorite antique mall for $7 each. I played with them a bit before deciding they would be a good fit on my ladder steps.…

A Fall Table with Metallics and Mikasa Alexandria Dinnerware

I’m at the table with a softer take on fall, with the shimmer of metallics and Mikasa Alexandria Dinnerware. A new pattern exclusive to Mikasa, Alexandria provides a modern interpretation for dining with a neutral palette of bronze, beige and golden brown. Golden leaves bring a subtle touch of nature to the table, surrounded by a crackled border…

Pumpkin Spice-Chocolate Swirl Brownies

 Are you ready for all things pumpkin with the arrival of fall?  As much as I love fall, I’d rather decorate with pumpkins than bake with them. . . {insert *gasp* here} Blasphemous to all pumpkin-lovers. . . and another confession: I’ll pass on the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. I’d rather have my pumpkin delivered to me in a…

Chalking it Up: Autumn, The Year’s Last, Loveliest Smile!

Fall officially arrives Wednesday and I’m ushering in my favorite season with pumpkins, mums and corn stalks around the Potting Shed! I’m eagerly anticipating cooler temperatures and fall foliage. . . And I’m chalking up Summer 2015 as one for the record books with its heat and dry weather. . . Stick a fork in me, I’m done. .…

A Fall Nook on the Porch

 Fall is only a week away by the calendar and while it may take longer for Mother Nature to get the memo here in the South, I’m counting down the days!  We had a some cooler weather over the weekend with morning temperatures in the 50s and highs in the 70s, making it enjoyable to be on the…

Scattered Leaves, Turkeys, and Pfaltzgraff Autumn Berry Dinnerware

I’m at the table with scattered leaves, turkeys, and Pfaltzgraff Autumn Berry Dinnerware.  Newly introduced by Pfaltzgraff, Autumn Berry dinnerware is bordered by a fall garland of oak leaves, acorns and berries.  A proud Tom Turkey struts his stuff in the center of Autumn Berry Salad Plates, ideal to serve a slice of pumpkin pie at your…

Easy Caramel Apple Spice Cake

I have an Easy Caramel Apple Spice Cake, perfect for Apple Picking Season! Whether you pick your own apples at an orchard or the grocery store, you can make this cake with a minimal amount of effort and end up with a fall dessert that’s pretty enough to serve company! I made this cake over Labor…

The Flavors of Fall: Apple, Pumpkin and Butternut, Oh My!

Are you ready for the flavors of fall? Apple, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Caramel and Maple? I have a round-up of recipes full of fall flavor to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your sweet tooth!  Click on the links in red for the complete recipe. Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup Garnish with crumbled blue cheese, walnuts and…