Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn Decor

I thought I might share a few pictures of 
my Autumn decor with you.

The fireplace in the living room....

The kitchen...

The dining room...

Close to Halloween, I will add the jack-o-lanterns and more.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hydrangea Pinny

Oh Linen, how I love thee.....

Yet another wonderful piece of linen
that I had been saving for a special "something"...
of course that something is an apron.
A tea pinny....

Robin's egg blue linen with hydrangea.

Vintage crochet doily on pocket with 
mother of pearl buttons....

Mother of pearl accents at neckline....

And a very feminine drape to the apron....

Well, this might be my favorite yet.
I am listing it for sale....HERE.

Apple Harvest Cake

Fall is soon upon us.

The apple orchard is ready for picking.
The first apples of the harvest were the start of
one of my family's favorite desserts...
a fall tradition...
Apple Harvest Cake.

I thought I would share the recipe with you here....
It is marvelously delicious!!
I promise you won't be disappointed!

Apple Harvest Cake

4 cups peeled and diced apples
2 cups sugar
Mix together and let stand for 1 hour.

To apple/sugar mixture, add:
1 cup light olive oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix and add dry ingredients:
3 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg

Mix and add:
1 cup chopped walnuts

Bake in greased and floured Bundt pan
350 degrees for 1 hour.

Frost with your favorite butter cream or cream cheese frosting.

(I had no cream cheese so I made some whipped cream and added
that to my butter cream frosting....light and yummy!)

You  can bake this in muffin pans (adjust time) and leave
unfrosted for a delicious breakfast muffin.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

In Love With Linen

I have no idea why,

but I absolutely love linen.
I love the natural feel, 
the crispness (when ironed),
how it drapes (when not).

I have had this small piece of linen
for some time now....
waiting for some project.

Of course....an apron,
in the farmgirl style,
but dressed up like she's serving tea...
with antique crochet lace around the neckline

and adorning each pocket.

I think I will call this one...
"Autumn Rose Tea Apron"
Now to list it in my shop...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A recent trip to one of my favorite antique malls 
yielded this wonderful old birdcage.

I thought it would be the perfect place for decorative vignettes.

A little of this and a little of that...
a tiny candle lamp
and a tiny cast iron pup in the front...

A new bit of eye candy for the guest room...

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Henhouse Decor

Autumn is soon upon us.

And with Autumn comes pumpkins and gourds
and Halloween decor.
For now, though, the style of my dining room is...
"Early Henhouse"!

My dining room table arrangement is an old chicken feeder.

The sideboard has gone to the birds,
with an old egg carrier, egg scale and clay chicken.

There is an old egg basket hanging inside the door,

and the quilts on the wall are the perfect accompaniment.

Very soon I will replace these items with Fall decor.
But for now....
a tribute to my gals in the henhouse!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Surprise

I just finished this apron.

It is going out in the mail...
part of a goodie box 
from a contest on my farm blog.

Chickens....appropriate for a farm give-away!
The rest of the box will be packed with goodness
from the farm.
Destination....sunny, warm Florida!

Sure hope the recipient likes it!
Related Posts with Thumbnails