Falling for Apples – Floral Friday

Hello Dear Readers!

I want to begin by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been

so adversely affected by Hurricane Florence. Such tragic conditions that have impacted

not only our beloved State of North Carolina, but our neighboring states too.

We have been blessed to have not lost power or have any significant damage.

We have dear friends in South Carolina and Virginia that still have no power and

dealing with the rising waters. We are awaiting our friends from Jacksonville, N.C.

to evacuate to our house as soon as the roads clear for them.

So hopefully our Floral Friday will be a little bit of a bright spot in these times.

Today’s Floral Friday theme is Fall Apples.

I am joining my lovely friends, Lidy, Mary (Mary has also been in Flo’s path) and Pam

to bring you another Floral Friday filled with ideas that you can create for your own.

Their most beautiful images are below for the greatest floral inspiration!

Links to their posts are below their images.

So here we go . . . we are Falling for Apples – Floral Friday!

Fall Apple Centerpiece-Housepitality Designs-5

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Summer/Fall Fruit and Sunflower Table Centerpiece

Summer is going by so quickly . . . many students have already returned to school . . .

~ ~ and Labor Day is just around the corner.

Lately, I have been in a “sunflower state of mind” . . .

~ ~ a flower that I feel can be used for summer and fall.

Sunflower Centerpiece

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Adding A Little “Fall” to the Kitchen {Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf}

Yes, September is here…time to dream about falling temperatures and falling leaves.

But it is still hard to think about that when the temperatures are still in the high 80’s..

And, the trees are still full of their beautiful green leaves.

One can pretend though…

Today, I added some “fall teasers” in the kitchen.


I have a collection of Hall Jewel Tea Autumn Leaf dinnerware.

A great design for Fall.

Fall Kitchen Decor

I gathered some accent pieces of this collection to bring the warmth of Fall into the kitchen..


Changed out the “summer” vintage tablecloth to the pretty tones of oranges and peach…

…..I store half of my vintage tablecloths in my treasured A&P shopping cart.



These pieces replaced a crystal bowl of fruit and a crystal basket that held napkins.

Today, a gravy boat holds the napkins…


Nothing says Fall like a great bowl of apples…


And why is it that flowers and fruit look so beautiful together…

…..because that is what “Mother Nature” planned.

Hall Autumn Leaf Bowl

These apples remind me that we need to take the time to travel to an apple orchard in the Fall.

Such a beautiful time of the year…

And…I would like to take this time to thank all of you for your many, many kind words…

…..beautiful words of comfort this past week…I so truly appreciate it.


A package appeared on my front porch…it contained this beautiful vase.

A vase that has great meaning to me.

A beautiful friend gave this to me….To remind me that I have a special angel to watch over me always.

Have a beautiful day!

I am joining:

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