Home Decor, Pumpkin Love

Have you started fall decorating or gathering pumpkins?         I am just getting started, and currently have a pumpkin tower or 2 on the mantel         I crushing on sunflowers this year too, and have single stems in vases all over the house, it makes everything feel so happy! … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Farm Kitchen

  Pumpkin Alert! Pumpkins are supposed to arrive at Trader Joe’s today! You can bet that TJ’s will be my first stop when I get back to the “city” tomorrow!     In the meantime, I’ve been having a little fun with my “beach” pumpkins       Last year’s Pumpkin Farm has moved into … Continue reading

Tablescapes, September Sunflowers

  Welcome to Celebrate and Decorate’s Annual Fall Tablescape Hop! I always turn to sunflowers for early fall decor, and this time I used a mix of faux sunflowers and real sunflowers with real leaves, faux hydrangeas, pumpkins and other dried natural elements             The sunflower heads will be ok … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Labor Day!

  Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer in the US and the change to the fall season         We are in the midst of celebrating many things this weekend, yesterday was all about football, and today is all about family and being together       Labor Day weekend also … Continue reading

Ideas for Fall!

    Make fall even more fabulous with these fun ideas~   Start the season off with some Apple Walnut Pie Fries with applesauce and caramel for dipping     Remind everyone of the season with some chalkboard art and an apple vignette     Make a FAN-tastic wreath to show your team spirit   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week         How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fishy Fajita Buffet

As Labor Day approaches, the end of summer is not far away and I think we all anxiously await fall fun We actually have about 8 months of nice warm weather in the South, and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, aren’t you ready for pumpkins, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

  Something unexpected happened a few days ago, so I will be taking some time off this week The Painted Apron launched in August 2012, so I would like to celebrate my “blogiversary”  by re-sharing some of my first posts this week…   Fresh vegetables make such great centerpieces and vignettes   My “city” kitchen … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Poolside Picnic

  This corner of the deck is the ideal cozy spot for a little poolside picnic         When it was time for a larger table for the upper porch, this one was relocated to the pool deck         It’s a nice place to chill out and watch the action … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Taste of the Tropics

  Welcome to the Alfresco Tablescape Hop! Our tireless leader Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate works so hard to keep us updated and organized so we can bring you  wonderful round ups of seasonal and themed tables.  All the links can be found at the end of this post, and you will want to visit … Continue reading

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