The quiet days of fall have finally arrived. My very favorite season, the one full of lovely colors, rich aroma that fills my home and a peaceful feeling that quietly takes over. As I noticed the first leaves beginning to fall, I knew it was time to redecorate and bring some of that lovely feel into my home. This season always brings a new kind of celebration, a time to refresh, a time to relax and a time to reminisce. It’s a time to layer with color and textures and a time to enjoy some fresh produce from the summer harvest.
And what better way to bring this all together than to celebrate with some friends with a fall luncheon.
I created a little invite using a photo I took of a fallen acorn and then layered on some texture with background paper, ribbons and leaves.
Then I placed them inside this three fold card, tied it up with some bakers twine and another leaf and off they went.
I invited some new friends that are Utah based fellow bloggers, it’s so wonderful what this blogging network can bring.
I decided I would stick with fall leaves and apples as a theme.
A few nights before I made a huge batch of homemade apple butter which I then poured into individual canning jars and tied them up with fall fabric and bows.
They were the perfect little item to top off each place setting.
I’ve kept the table quite simple . . .
Bringing in fall colors of green,gold, orange, and red . . .
Different textures with silks, linen, and burlap . . .
And the centerpiece was full of nature- fresh picked apples and twigs from a pumpkin vine.
Each guest left with their apple butter jars as well as an apple sugar cookie (created the little tag, layered over a little doily) and homemade carmel apples.
Soup tureen and teapot (used as a vase)
Books and flowers from my yard . . .
Each of my cute friends walked in with the most adorable hostess gifts, which was so unexpected, but I was thrilled to say the least.
I’ll be featuring each of them in some of my fall posts but this little vase and flower arrangement from Jo (annnesattic-design.com) fit right at home with my scarecrow book I had out that I couldn’t leave without sharing it.
Thank you my friends for dropping by today and welcome to the first day of Autumn!
Linking up with Jann for SYC