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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Autumn Entertaining

Hope everyone is enjoying this fall weekend! It has been raining incessantly this entire weekend! We have  been planning to go to Pumpkinville but that trip has to be postponed until the weather clears up. I have spent the weekend baking indoors and making use of the harvested apples from the apple trees in my backyard. Well, you've seen the apple blossoms in my spring post: Apple Blossom Tea Party and now the same trees are loaded with apples. I love fall! The vivid colors all around make you feel like October is having a party!

October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came -
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
~George Cooper, "October's Party"
 The apple trees in my yard:

A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.  ~Welsh Proverb

 Bountiful apples take the center stage in my fall tablescape:

 These mercury glass votives mimic the colors of Fall beautifully:

  The amber color of these dessert cups is highlighted against the white Crate and Barrel square plates:
 An apple a day keeps the doctor away:
I love these white flatware caddies:
And these peach colored mother-of-pearl flatware is just perfect for the caddies:
 Apple Crisp with vanilla ice-cream is a perfect dessert for Fall, don't you agree?
The orange burlap runner with a brocade border reflect the colors of the season wonderfully:

The wire cloche houses the yellow mums:
 I couldn't resist adding some bling to the sheer ribbon bow atop the cloche:
Happy Fall! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me such sweet notes and motivating me. Before I sign off today I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to:
1.Debbie at Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing for featuring My Tuscan Room: HERE
I enjoy visiting her blog for all her creative and fun ideas. She generously holds a weekly linky party for all the newbies out there.
2.To Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for featuring my Hydrangea Blooms: HERE
Do visit stop by and visit her lovely home and get inspired by her beautiful coastal decor and craft ideas.
3. And sweet Sherry at The Charm of Home for featuring my Fall Luminaries: HERE
I love all her innovative and inspiring ideas of decorating and crafting and cooking. 
4. To all my wonderful readers who motivate me, inspire me and encourage me through their loving thoughts.
Please, click the links below for wonderful inspirations:



  1. Poppy your post is just beautiful! You are so lucky to have an actual apple tree in your yard. WOW! Love the silverware trays too, I have the same silverware in green. Always a pleasure to have you. Thank you.

  2. You have written such a beautiful post and illustrated it with wonderful pictures. I have a lot to learn about blogging before my posts will even remotely resemble yours. Your apple trees are such a sign of fall for me.

  3. Love the cloche with bling. Your own apple tree? Lucky lady. That last picture with the cloche, apples and candles just says fall.

  4. Whatever is in those desert cups looks really delicious! You have such a warm and beautiful hostess style. Thanks for sharing. :)

  5. What a great post! Love the apple vignette! Your use of color is wonderful!

  6. Everything is just gorgeous! I love the flatware caddies...and the entire tablescape. I just love fall and all that it entails. You are so, so lucky to have that apple tree! I can only imagine all the baking that could create. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

  7. Beautiful Fall pictures! so many wonderful "props" I'm visiting from the Newbe party at Debbiedoo's, please check out my post and I hope to soon have my Fall pictures up!

  8. Great way to entertain. I think this is my favorite of all of your posts so far!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Hi Poppy~
    Beautiful display and I LOVE the wire cloche, pumpkins, and tableware, you did a fabulous job. You are ready to entertain and it looks very inviting! XO ~Liz

  10. Dropping by from Amaze Me Monday! And all I can say is WOW!! You've created a very inviting atmosphere in your lovely home!

  11. Really pretty! Love the amber and orange. beautiful vignette!...Christine

  12. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your beautiful display of color sweet lady. You know I love Vignette Gorgeous! I hope you are having a great week. I just post my new tablescape today.
    XXOO Diane

  13. I love your vignette. It is so pretty. The wire cloche is fabulous and the litle bling you added to the bow is just the greatest. The apple crisp looks soooooooo good. Apple trees are so fabulous and everything just looks amazing. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  14. I'm visiting from the Newbie Party. Your vignette is lovely. I love the colors and the apple crisp looks delicious.
    Happy Fall,

  15. What beautiful apple trees you have and your fall decorations are so lovely too!

    Susan and Bentley

  16. Hi Poppy...

    Ohhh my...autumn never looked prettier, my friend! I love the beautiful autumn vignette that you created for your table! Love, love, LOVE your orange burlap runner! I also love the apple arrangement that you created for the cornucopia. I love the mix of pinecones in with the apples!

    Well my friend, I sooo enjoyed this sweet autumn post! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful home with us! By the way, your apple trees are gorgeous! I would love to have an apple tree or two at my place. Mmmm...and apple crisp with ice cream...well, it just sounds heavenly!

    Warmest autumn wishes,

  17. Hi Poppy,
    It all looks so lovely! Nothing screams Fall more than Apples. I made Apple Crisp last Thurs. It was delicious! I love your utinsel caddies. I have never seen anything like that. Happy Fall to you! Congrats on being featured!

  18. Girl...your votives are wonderful...everything is beautiful...but please....I am loving your flatware!! pretty!!

  19. Poppy, Your dessert setting is delicious looking with apple crisp and icecream in those beautiful amber dishes. Everything is so pretty.

  20. I love your wire cloche! They're on of my favorite things! Your tablescape is inviting- just fabulous!

  21. Beautiful splashes of autumn. Yes, it makes me want to throw a party!

  22. Your flatware and colored glassware are just beautiful. andrea@townandprairie

  23. This is such a pretty table for a tea, Poppy. So colorful and festive!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate it!

  24. Poppy, you are SO blessed to have such an abundance of wonderful apple trees in your yard!!! It would be so nice to be able to simply walk out the door and grab enough apples to make pie! I think your spring apple blossom post was the first time I visited your blog, so I remember it pretty well. Now, about this apricot or peach-colored flatware...I WANT IT!!!! Man, that's a beautiful color!!! We don't see a lot of tables adorned in shades of peach or apricot, so it's really nice to see some bits and pieces out there. VERY nice!!!!! Have an applicious weekend!!!

  25. Beautiful fall decor, especially your lovely vignette! Your flatware is just awesome! Don't think I've ever seen any that color! And the little mercury glass votives are great!!

  26. Gorgeous fall decor! I just took my kids to an apple picking farm today so enjoyed seeing your photos. Have a nice weekend.

  27. How lucky you are to have those apple trees...and your family and friends to be treated to the apple crisp. Love the way you elevated the candle holders on the clear stands.


  28. What a great splash of fall....lovely colors in your post. We had apple trees until they got diseased. Now I go to the orchard. We went last friday and the apples were great this year. They work great for addng to our decorating.

  29. Youve done a wonderful job, just loved it.

    I want does candies too they are so cute.

    Lots of love,

    Karin Şen Cankan

  30. Hello Poppy,
    Your photographs are stunning! The apples, both on the tree and in your vignette look so lovely. I wish I had your photographic skills!
    Hugs, Cindy

  31. Very lovely Poppy! Thank you for linking up with Home Sweet Home!

  32. Hi lovely lady.
    I would like to thank you for your sweet comment on my tablescape last week. I just post a new one today. I hope you can come see. I also hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  33. Hi Poppy, I guess I forgot to comment on this post. I am SO sorry! Could have been that I was distracted about some blogging issues I was having last week ;)

    I enjoyed reading your post so much that I will be featuring it on this week's party! (You can come by and get a "featured button" to display on your sidebar.)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's bunny Hop Party!
    (linky opens Tues. @ 4:00 PT)

  34. Hi Poppy, what a delightful blog. I love your use of the Fall colours and everything is so tasteful. Thanks for sharing. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over and visit my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would really like that. Hugs, Chris


Thanks for stopping by and for your loving thoughts. They make me smile!Hugs~Poppy