Category: Fall

Easy Caramel Apple Bars!

Easy Caramel Apple Bars come together in 15 minutes and bakes in about 20. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool long enough to cut! This crowd-pleasing bar recipe starts with oatmeal cookie mix and then layered with apples and caramel topping. They’re delicious anytime since Granny Smith apples are readily available, but especially…

At the Table: A Fall Transition with Mikasa Ventosa

I’m making the transition to fall at the table with Ventosa Dinnerware by Mikasa Gourmet Basics. Organic in design, Mikasa’s Gourmet Basics’ Ventosa Dinnerware is a handcrafted collection that offers a modern option for dining.  A reactive glaze provides a natural variation in color, while the starburst and linear design adds a feeling of movement, adding to the handcrafted appeal.…

Creating a Pumpkin Vase Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

I always enjoy using pumpkins and gourds as a seasonal centerpiece for Thanksgiving. If there’s no room at the dining table with the Thanksgiving feast, it’s a pretty way to dress a sideboard, kitchen island, or foyer table. Like everyone else, I’ve been busy harvesting recipes and table ideas with Thanksgiving a few weeks away. To create a pumpkin vase centerpiece,…

Falling Back

It’s that time of year to fall back ~ with a few exceptions like Arizona, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, most of us in the US will be turning our clocks back this weekend. It’s also time when my internal clock falls to comfort food~ harvesting, gathering, and Thanksgiving! Click on the links if you’d like to fall…

Fall Around The Potting Shed

I’ve been busy harvesting  pumpkins, gourds, goldenrod, leaves and pots of mums for Fall Around The Potting Shed! A basket on the door is filled with goldenrod and oak leaves, still green, which don’t turn in North Carolina until the end of October. You’re welcome to peek inside at the chalkboard door with a favorite quote…

A Casual Fall Centerpiece

I enjoy putting a centerpiece for a table together, especially if it’s easy, casual, and includes a little of nature’s bounty! For my Pfaltzgraff Plymouth Dinnerware table, I gathered  pumpkins, leaves, apples, nuts, and mums. I started with a Better Homes and Gardens Wire Pumpkin Tealight Holder I harvested at Walmart a couple of weeks ago for $9.96! I built…

Autumn is a Second Spring

I’m Welcoming Fall in my Potting Shed! Autumn is my favorite season~ And like a second spring when every leaf is a flower, one of my favorite fall quotes by Albert Camus. I used my fall garland from the table, to bring a little touch of Autumn indoors to my ladder in my Potting Shed. To join…

Fall at the Table~ Plymouth Dinnerware

I’m Welcoming and Ushering in Fall~ At the table with   Plymouth Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff.  Plymouth Dinnerware is a Cornucopia of all things Autumn~ Embossed with pumpkins, acorns, leaves and ears of corn. With abundance in mind, I gathered  pumpkins, leaves, apples, nuts, and mums for a harvest centerpiece. Hallmarks of the season, Pumpkins and Harvest Corn,…

A Little Bit of Fall

Fall is a week away, but it still feels like summer in North Carolina. While I’m ready to fling myself into fall, dress in layers and harvest pumpkins,  I’m easing my way in, until Mother Nature cooperates. Mums are readily available and help ease the transition~ I found tricolor pots of mums at Lowe’s, that…