Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Decorating For Fall with Apples and a 19th Century French Tian Bowl


Hello!
I just wanted to share a few pictures of a fun way to use apples during the autumn season.


I filled my 19th century french tian bowl {that I posted about yesterday}
with water....


My daughter cut out portions of the tops of the apples and then fit a tea light candle into the apple.





Apples will only last for one day....


Add your apples to the water....
They should float : )


Light your candles....


My son Austin loves how the tea light candles glisten in the water....





It is a simple and fun project to do with your kids during the autumn season.


I would love to hear how you decorate for fall.....


On another note...
I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the 
Cupcakes for the Primrose Bakery Cookbook giveaway.....

The winner of the cookbook is 
Karen, who has a blog called 

I hope you all have a great week!
Take Care,
Maria

DREAMY WHITES ONLINE

52 comments:

Mariaelena said...

Gorgeous...perfect bowl for the floating apples...
Mariaelena

jane said...

Just fab. I love an original idea like that. Jane (NZ)

sylvia said...

hi.
great ide. and so beautiful picture.
lovely.
have a nice day.
from sylvia

Urska M. said...

What a lovely idea <3 Need to try it! I will decorate mine with floating pumpkins in Halloween style :) Xo

- Urska @
Live.Create.Inspire

Theresa said...

simple yet elegant... perfect! Thanks for sharing! t. xoxo

Rose Fern said...

Simply perfect! This is my kind of decor.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Very unique and pretty! I might have to give this a try soon. Of course, I don't have such a pretty bowl...

Melaine Thompson said...

Um, can your pictures get any better? Seriously, you need to be a photographer! Drooling over here! Melaine

p.s. love you! :)

FairfieldHouse said...

Maria,

This is beautiful and would make a lovely centerpiece as well. Your home is gorgeous.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I love that bowl, it looks gorgeous Maria.

Laurie said...

Such a great idea. The apples floating in that gorgeous bowl look beautiful!

Teagarden said...

What a great idea! The bowl ist so wonderful!
Markus

karen - Simply Inspired said...

Maria,
what a beautifully elegant idea... i grew up in upstate new york and each halloween always remember bobbing for apples... this takes it to a whole new level.
thank you kindly for the lovely gift of the cookbook...and for your ongoing gift of your blog.
-xok.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a beautiful way to use the bowl and the apples, Maria... completely unexpected... love it!
I hope you're having a great week so far. :)
Take care,
Jo

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

What a good idea, Maria...simple, yet very pretty :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Maria...

You know the way to rekindle a simple idea from the past and make it magical!

Amazing images...amazing talent.

You are such a joy to visit!
~Lynne
[w/L]

summersoul said...

Wow! I love this idea. I don't have a bowl that beautiful but I can improvise. Thanks for the idea. Have a great day
Michele

TheCrankyCrow said...

I loved the bowl yesterday; I love it even more today....What an ingenious idea....pretty much captures all the whimsey of bobbing for apples in a magical way....

Congratulations to Karen - and, Maria, thanks for another wonderful giveaway! Smiles & Hugs to bog ~ Robin

Shannon said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Maria! So simple and beautiful :)

Debbie said...

Simply beautiful, Maria!
xxxooo

High Street Cottage said...

Maria, it's gorgeous. And such a simple way to add some Fall touches.
I have candles everywhere but this is a nice centerpiece for a party.
The bowl is amazing, hope you have a wonderful week, tami

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Gorgeous!
I love how you take things that are so simple and make them shine.
So bummed we werent able to chat longer at Remnants....maybe next time :)

XOX

Etta said...

What a beautiful idea Maria!! :) thank you!
Kiss
Etta

Robin said...

Such a simple and quick thing to do that looks amazing. The bowl just finished off the look. Beautiful.

CHH said...

Dear Maria,

You're so talented.

Love it!

Best,

CBO

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Maria,
Just beautiful!!! That bowl is fabulous! Maybe I'm just silly, but what was a French tian bowl used for? I have never seen one before.
Thanks for the fall decorating tip, I'll have to try this.
Hope you have a lovely day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Mara - Home Shabby Home said...

Lovely decoration Maria!!! I also use apples plus pinecones and dried flowers!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a great unexpected fall table decoration. I love it!

♥Linsey

DustyLu said...

Where have I seen this before??? Doesn't matter you do it better girl! Great images! Wonderful seeing you at remnants!!!

kerrie of sea cottage said...

This is just lovely for autumn. I also love your pumpkin birdfeeder. I miss doing projects with my kids. They are all too old now. I like to decorate very simple for fall by using bits from nature...leaves, acorns, shells, driftwood. I like the browns and greys of this time of year in Northern California.

Linda said...

Happy Apple Daze, Maria!

I love your photos.

How beautiful your bowl looks with those sweet apple tealights - your daughter did a great job on that! You make a great team.

And, wouldn't those apple tealights be beautiful at Christmastime, too - perhaps with a few tiny sprigs of cedar or boxwood floating for good measure and/or the foot of the bowl encircled with a wreath of greens and maybe even some apples?!

Okay, now I'm inspired. I have to tuck this idea into my Christmas file...Haha Thanks for taking the time to share with us all. I always enjoy my visit with you.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

White Dream said...

A fantastic idea!
Thank you!
White Dream

My Shabby Roses said...

Love...love that idea!

Barbara Jean said...

love that bowl, and the old door in the background!!

blessings
barbara jean

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

What a delightful way celebrate the season! So beautiful as always! :)

Best,
Jessie

Brenda said...

Too cute! What a great idea that I might just pinch if you don't mind.....B:)

trumatter said...

Beautiful definitely Maria but I do have an orthodox mommy like question. How long will the apples stay?

Jill said...

What a great idea! Very original might just give it a go!
Jillx

Jeanneoli said...

We love doing this too during fall parties. I always love seeing your beautiful photography!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...beautiful!

Melissa Anderson said...

I love this post! What a great idea! It's one of those things you see and are like "why didn't I ever think of that?". Also, your photos are fantastic, you're a very talented photographer. I'm so glad I found this blog, very inspirational, and after reading your profile your interests are identical to mine.

Rusty Hinge said...

Maria, I LOVE this! What a great idea! I might have to try this in my fall decor!! :)
Maria

A New England Life said...

Absolutely delightful! Thank you for sharing such a dreamy, seasonal idea!

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

Lovely idea for a Fall dinner party. I have an antique birdbath in my home that would look amazing with floating "candle apples". :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa
Bilancia Designs

floor mat rubber said...

What a beautiful way to use the bowl and the apples, Maria. Your home is gorgeous. Pretty to captures all the whimsey of bobbing for apples in a magical way.

Deborah said...

Beautiful!
Apples and autumn decor..they just go so well together :)

Deborah xo

Lori R. said...

Very cute idea. Just don't let the kiddies confuse the two different type of apples when bobbing for apples at a party.

kråke said...

Just lovely...me and my daughters are fishing leaves and making stars from apples;))

Thanks again for your fantastic inspiration:))

hughs kråke

Rose C. said...

Hi I'm new to your blog, but have already added to my favorites on my blog and will check in often. I especially love the Q & A on your home. I'm looking fro a gray in family room and am going to take your color suggestions! If you're ever at the flea markets, please stop by and see me.

HuGs,
Rose C.
www.thetarnishedcrownblog.blogspot.com

Valerie@chateaualamode.typepad.com said...

So fun to find ways to use simple items like apples. They look beautiful lit!

annette said...

What a lovely idea! It would be wonderful for an evening fall party.

Nella said...

Maria, you are absolutely brilliant. I love the floating apple vignette and your gorgeous blog. N. xo