Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Fall Table and a winner~


Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week!
I thought I would share a few ways to add a bit of fall to your table setting....

I love fall,  it is actually one of my favorite seasons...
I promise I only have a couple more fall posts to share with you....
Actually three more...


I bought the apple juice at Whole Foods, and it had an ugly tag on the outside.
So I wrapped the jugs in antique hemp linen towels.  I just secured the towels with the twine and added a  pressed maple leaf.



 I love decorating with fruit.... especially during the fall months.
I wanted to do something fun with the apples and the vintage french pots....
So we cut out a portion of the top of the apple and added a votive candle.

To prevent the apple from turning brown you can add lemon juice to the edges of the apple.






I added a few figs to the table for color.


I used a variety of  pressed leaves. 


I scattered a few pots around the table and added some dried lavender to a few of my vintage green bottles.




I tried to keep it really simple...



How do you like to add a bit of fall to your dinner table?



On another note....
I want to thank all of you for entering my giveaway.
The winner of the  Starfish Jewelry Design giveaway is Holly, from the blog Holly Rollercoaster!
Congratulations Holly!
Holly said she loved the Audrey...
I know that Holly will love her new necklace.
Thank you Amber, for sponsoring such a generous giveaway!
Don't forget if you buy something from Starfish Jewelry Design today..... 
You can get 20% off your purchase by entering the word dreamywhites 
The promotion ends tonight (the 10th).
Have a great week!
Thank you for stopping by!
Take Care,
Maria

62 comments:

Pétales de fées said...

Tu enchantes véritablement les lieux et les objets !
Cette lumière partout dans tes photos est une merveille !
Un petit défi littéraire t'attend chez moi !
Bisous

Simony said...

I loved your simple and sweet decor!
The natural light that invades your home is magnificent!
Beautiful pictures.

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Beautiful table Maria ! very inspiring, I love your idea of a candle in the apple !
Greetings from Paris

Between You and Me said...

Maria....love your fall table....LOVE it. I've never seen the apples cored with a candle down the middle....great idea!

istinto said...

you are brilliant everything wonderful

Onna said...

Those bottles and pots look so adorable :)

traci said...

i love what you did with the apple juice jug. wow. you are good. i am lucky if i get to put plates on the table.

FEDERICA said...

Your table looks gorgeous Maria!
Everything is wonderful!
Kisses
Federica
p.s. I'll send you soon an email!

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Jug looks FaBuLouS!*!*! And it probably works well to absorb any condensation too... Did you know that the "apple candles" will float in a bowl of water also??? ~ I'm sure you'll take off with that idea...
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Heather from Post Road Vintage said...

Simple is the best! Love the apple cider jug and apple candles :)

Sandi said...

Loving your fall table today. It looks beautiful!
Congrats to Holly also...I am sure she will love her gift.
Blessings~

Diane Duda said...

Just perfect! I love every little detail. :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love the way you dressed up that apple jug - simple and perfect!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Maria, Only you could make an apple cider jug look beautiful! Love the candles in the apples. This is such a pretty table.
Hugs, Sherry

Morning T said...

Love the idea with the apples! Your photos are stunning as usual Maria- I love all of the natural light in your home.

I included your dining area in my blogger dining room challenge today. This photo would've been great too!
Hugs~
T

Air Kiss said...

Oh I love this! That cider jug is darling! Thanks for sharing your inspiration~
:) Lara

Etta said...

I really love the apple candle idea! Never seen it before :-)
Kisses
ETta

Madelief said...

Hi Maria,

Your fall dinner table looks very pretty! You even made the bottle look stylish :-)!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Tracey said...

WOW!!!!!! You are amazing!!!

It's so beautiful!

xo

:) T

vignette design said...

Beautiful table. I love how simple and elegant it is. ~Delores

paige said...

beautiful!
everything in your home always looks just magical. even simple red apples :)

High Street Cottage said...

I think what I like about your table scapes, Maria is that you keep your centerpieces low, so that your guests can conversate. Oh , I know that's not a word, but you know what I mean. Love the cider bottle idea, I've been known to rip off the labels of those big jugs. Although some companies have beautiful ones, what you did by bringing the entire jug to the table is awesome. Have a wonderful day, tami

Annie Louise said...

I love your table setting-you are a genious! I never would have thought to cover an ugly label like you did on the apply jug-genious I tell you :) thanks for sharing.
Jeanette

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Look at how clever and creative you are! Kudos for always coming up with something beautifully creative that I've never seen before. :-)

Big hugs,
Anne

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~Simply beautiful! Hugs,Rachel~* And congrats to the lucky winner! I have the Laguna necklace and LOVE it!! ~*~*

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love your fall table setting, Maria! I love your idea of wrapping the apple cider jugs with the towels and twine with the maple leaf... just perfect! Thanks for all of this fabulous inspiration!
Have a great day!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Kris said...

Your decor is indescribable! Fabulous touches everywhere!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Cute, cute, cute, Maria. Love the cider in hemp. Just bought a big bottle at the farm here and will do the same. Thanks for the idea and your style!
xo~Tracie

Emily Joyce said...

I love the cider jar! I have the perfect one to use. I love the apple candles too! Very simple and lovely.

RamblingTart said...

Those apple candles make me grin. :-) Such a cheeky and lovely thing to do! :-)

Robin said...

I can't tell you how much I am loving all your fall decorating posts. Your home is so beautiful and stylish.

redefiningdecor.com said...

The apple jugs with the linen towel are absolutely divine. I'm inspired! Hopefully they have some left at my local Whole Foods.

Gypsy Daisy said...

gorgeous as always! :)

Shabby soul said...

ah Maria, these images are so sweet ...!
Thank you! Silvia

{the vintage wren} said...

Hey there, loving all of your cute fall decorating ideas. This post makes me want a nice steamy cup of apple cider...mmmmm. My maiden name is Apple after all.
Hugs - Carrie

Rie said...

wow, i love it all Maria, but especially how you wrapped the cider jug. you are so very talented, and i'm inspired by you. :)

NanaDiana said...

Really sweet and simple table. Great idea with the cider jug..they are ugly straigth from the grocers. Lovely post! Diana

claudia said...

Hello,

It's so beautiful your home.
Thank you for sharing.
Claudia

tales from an oc cottage said...

It just whispers "Fall" in the simplest way. Love it.

m ^..^

Heaven's Walk - said...

Oh Maria.....you continue to leave me speechless with your style, girl. You think of the most creative ideas using simple everyday things and make them look like luxurious treasures. I am in total awe.... :)

xoxo laurie

flax and spindle said...

perfection!! the apple candle is my favorite.....

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Ohhh I am so excited!! I did e-mail you just in case I got thrown into your spam pile!

Thank you and Amber!!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Very pretty! I love how you covered up the apple cider label in such a simple yet stylish way :)

Low Tide High Style said...

I love this wonderful fall inspired table! Your photos are looking fab!!! And congratulations to Holly!

Have a great weekend!

Kat :)

freckled laundry said...

Maria,
Everything you touch is so beautiful. I LOVE the apple votives in those little pots. SO pretty and simple! And, I'd love it if you stopped by sometime. You inspire me. I can't wait for your shop to open...put me down for one of everything lavender that you generously gave away on Jo's blog. {LOVED it all.}

Hugs,
Jami

Looking Glass said...

I just love that idea for covering the ugly juice label. Definitely going to use that one!

~ Clare x

Allison said...

Everything looks so beautiful, Maria. Simple and elegant. Love the apple juice jug! Is your shop opening soon? I'm hoping to pick up a few Christmas gifts!

love lives in the kitchen said...

dear maria,
as usual your ideas are beautiful and inspiring! i love your fall table!
have a sweet day,
justyna

Ness Lockyer said...

Your table scapes are always gorgeous Maria...you have the knack!
Ness xx

Priscila Peters said...

Yes, your images are always very inspiring! Your blog makes me smile.

Sandy said...

Lovely as always, Maria! Particularly the cover up.


Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Dear Lillie said...

Beautiful, as always, Maria!

chasity said...

love this beautifully simple table setting....
and those vintage folding chairs are fabulous.

Karen said...

Wow! Its true, less is more...lovely.
Karen

Vintage Home said...

..Delightful!

Inspiration i vitt said...

Hi Mary, how beautiful you make with simple tools. What a clever idea to wrap a towel around the funnie bottle's . Warm hugs to you / Ingela.

hometown girl said...

Hi Maria, i love that it's so simple! have a great weekend! susan

Pamela said...

I have had sensory overload this evening. I am junping from post to post, ooooh-ing and awwww-ing and feeling all peaceful and joyful. Beautiful blog!

Amber said...

Love the project - We made one after I read your post! I posted it today! I love it! Bethany has such a talent! That sweet girl should start a blog for crafty kids - heck I even want to make that giraffe! Gorgeous photos as always, thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog also! xo...Amber

WhiteWhispers2u said...

O.k I did a Post about this Fabulous Giveaway on my blog with a Link back to your blog.~Cheers Kim xox

L. Kizer said...

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Her 10th B-day is next March and i would set to work transformaing her roominto the dreamy Haven she so rightlyfully deserves.
I have never had the budget to provide her with the room of her dreams as her older sister is on college, and all our savings were emptied caring for my elderly mother in a nursing home. This has been a blessing in disguise as everything in home our Garage Sale/ThriftShop/Craigs List or side of the road rescues. But you just cant fake fine fabric.
Please help me make her dreams come true!

Thank you so much for this opportunity to make a little girls (and her mother's) dream come true!

Truly yours
L. Kizer

Velvet Dawn said...

I am not entering the giveaway because I do not know how to make anything with fabric but I would like to tell you how fabulous your recent posts have been...love it all. I am so inspired, especially after an unpleasant work week. Thank you...Dawn Suitcase Vignettes. Have a great weekend...