“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
Hello sweet friends and welcome to Floral Friday! Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of autumn? I am excited to welcome my favorite season! Although it doesn’t feel that way outside, I want to go by what the calendar says, not the thermometer! I am joining my talented blogging friends to kick off the fall season with an apple themed Floral Friday. I remember as a child bobbing for apples in a large galvanized tub…picking up apples that fell from our sweet neighbor’s yard that were a little tart but tasty…and best of all, my beautiful mother’s fried apple pies and straight-from-the-oven apple cobbler with vanilla ice cream. After all, apples and autumn just go together!
Our little side area, away from the garden, has become a favorite spot for alfresco dining. I love its rustic feel with a picnic table and split rail fence, just a little bit of country living that we enjoy!
With our common theme of apples, I chose to use them in several different ways. They surround my floral arrangement of mums, alstroemeria, beautyberry, dried seed pods, and blush nandina placed in an ironstone pitcher.
The tapestry’s autumnal colors made it a great choice for a tablecloth.
…my home-made rustic apple spice cake is presented on a wooden cake stand…
Johnson Brothers vintage “Harvest Time” is a recent find and it was perfect for our apple theme. You can see how I used it here.
It was a beautiful sunny day on Wednesday when I set the table, but I was having to use my best imagination to pretend it was fall when it was in the 90’s!! September has been our hottest month of the summer.
I had this idea as I was clearing the table to place the floral arrangement on the split rail fence. I love the rustic elegance!
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