Wednesday, October 17, 2012

fall is here

Ahh, fall! The season that I liken to an oatmeal raisin cookie -- sure I want to believe that chocolate chip is my favorite cookie of all or that spring or even summer is my favorite season but when it comes right down to it, no other season is quite as tasty or makes me feel quite this way. The sights, the smells, the cool breezes, the tights! Did that make any sense? Anyway ...

The other day I was leafing through the new Pottery Barn catalog and spotted this charming idea of fixing a pennant to a pear. I didn't have any pears handy, just some short-stemmed apples but still had to try this out. In the midst of a.m. busy-ness, I began snipping small diamonds from patterned paper, folding and then adhering them to unsuspecting apples.

"Mom, can we eat these?" Sure, just remove the flags first.

By now my boys are pretty used to seeing me setting up impromptu photo shoots around the house.

Once I moved on from the apples I began playing with acorns and scattered them on this small plate with a different little pennant and then laughed to myself thinking how it looked like a dish left behind by a squirrel at a dinner party. (Did that sound nuts? Pun intended)

It's nice to make even a little time to play.

Happy fall!



Anonymous said...

The unsuspecting apples never knew what hit them! Love it!

I told the hubs I want your book for Valentines Day. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

You really got me with the oatmeal raisin cookie. it just screams fall. And tights! Yay! Love the apples, they would make great place cards!


myletterstoemily said...

how adorable! your boys must be
bemused by their crafty mother!

i was in a cath kidston store in the
marylebone burrough of london and
thought of all your precious ideas

vivian said...

lol.. I love the acorn with the eyes, and had to laugh about staging pictures.. my family is pretty sure I'm nuts!
cute apple idea! might need to try that! Im pinning your apple pic to pinterest! sooo cute! hope you dont mind.

Anonymous said...

Love seeing your playing! The little acorn man is adorable!

Raisin cookies are my favorite- so glad you mentioned them- now I have to go make up a batch!

Happy Fall!

bee blessed

SLR said...

Leave it to you to make apples charming! Love it, just adorable. This post made made me giggle! :)

Unknown said...

Your the gal. Those acorns are really funny looking. I don't how you come up with that amazing ideas.
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20 North Ora said...

Cute little apple flags and acorns.


Amy C said...

LOVE LOVE the apple bunting - they must be the happiest stylish apples ever

Melinda said...

Oh so cute!

M :)

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you take time to play, Elyse. Love the apples!!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Glad you played with your food, so cute!

Unknown said...

Your apples look gorgeous and raisin cookies, yummy!
Have a sweet day!

Kit said...

Your apples made me smile! And I can't wait to pre-order your book. Yay! Kit

Theresa said...

Great ideas. Enjoy your playtime dear friend. Hugs

Jessica Rodarte said...

Such a sweet idea- the pennants on the apples. Love that. The acorns are too cute!

Unknown said...

Hi Elyse,
I thought I would stop by and see what you were up to. How cute is that little flag on top of that apple? And the acorn with the eyes.

Such a happy Fall post.