Fall is in the air, so it’s time for a Fall tablescape and garden cooking.
Don’t you love it when one vintage piece accidently becomes a collection? I picked up the white wheat party plates at D.I. a few years ago. Then a year later, I saw the wheat pitcher. Knowing it would look cute with my plates I bought it for $1.50. Spring 2010 we were vacationing in Bisbee, AZ. I spied the two wheat glasses at an antique store. Knew I had to bring them home. Then in May, on my way to St. George for a get away with friends we stopped at an antique store. After we were pulling away to leave, my sister said, “Jann, doesn’t that wheat platter match your wheat dishes?” Outside there was a $3 table. I hadn’t even noticed it. Apply brakes, put in park, grab that platter, go in and pay. Big surprise! The owner knows me and said, “oh Jann, you can just have that.”
Voila! What started as one item is now a collection!
When looking for Fall foliage, one need go no further than their own backyard. Or the field next door.
I’ve shown my vintage brown milk bottle before. I love it for my Fall décor!
Picked up this cute sunflower placemat at Pier 1 on clearance after Fall last year.
On Sunday I added my Pottery Barn leaf plates I bought years ago for half price. $17.99 for six. I bought 6 gold and 6 green.
They sit atop my green plates $1.99 from Tai-Pan.
Small bowls $2.99 from T.J. Maxx four or five years ago.
And what’s a party without a couple of teacups hanging around? One adorns a sunflower, the other a mini faux pumpkin.
Recently I cooked up this Fall feature:
I had some yellow zucchini that had gotten a bit large.
I hollowed them out. Browned a pound of sausage, drained grease, then added: 8 oz. cream cheese and a few bread crumbs. I would’ve added mushrooms, but had grandies that don’t like them.
Drizzled it with Olive Oil and sprinkled with S&P.
Topped with fresh parmesan cheese. Baked at 350 degrees for 30 min.
I forgot to take a pic of it after it baked. It was delicious! The only thing, the hard cheese did not melt, just browned. If I had used cheddar or Jack it would’ve melted and been all cheesy. I think it would’ve looked more appealing.
My blogger friend, Kris did something similar to this on her blog a while ago.
Hope you take time to enjoy Fall’s bounty!
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