Sunday, October 11, 2009

Turning Apple Picking into Decorating

(from wedding at orchard)

This time of year it is common practice in Michigan to go apple picking. To be outdoors in the fall is poetic, with the cool air and the smells, I just love it. I have had the opportunity to go to an orchard more than once this season but it overwhelms me to think of what to do with all the apples once I have them home. I'm not that handy in the kitchen plus I don't have much time to spend in there. I have made apple crisp once though :)

If you are like me and love the orchard experience but lack the time to create much out of the apples here is a great idea that is quick and easy.

Take any nice sized apothecary jar, hurricane or vase and fill it with different sized apples. It works well with two different sizes, a large and a small to fill in the gaps. Mixing colors or varieties is a fun way to incorporate color into the arrangement as well. If you think to grab a few leaves off the trees while picking you can tuck them in between the apples for a more organic look.

Here is a little cute pic from a visit to Robinette's this year...

(Mine is the little guy on the right)

Couldn't help but share this picture, they are so cute!

1 comment:

*swankytables*Annette said...

He's so cute, Michelle! Sweet!