Tuesday, October 22, 2013

APPLE PIE, A TABLESCAPE & A GETAWAY!



Emily and Abby went apple picking at a really neat orchard in Indiana.  They loved it because it has a petting zoo.  Emily and Mike stocked up on pumpkins to carve and Abby brought home a big bag of mixed apples.  So when life gives you apples...

I was at HomeGoods with Emily a little while back and found this Laura Ashley shower curtain for $16.00.  I nearly fell over!  It's a little hard to tell but it's a blue and gray swirly pattern.  I think the most inexpensive shower curtain I've seen is $27.00 at Target.  So I popped this baby up and it gives a whole new charm to the bath.  I also picked up this little rug for $12.99.  Emily and I were just about crying over the Christmas items they had put out already.  Do you want to know what's popular so far?  Well, moose for one.  Real looking and animated.  Decorated Christmas gift boxes, as in faux, empty, just for looks.  And lots of cute, plump stuffed fabric elves and snowmen.  I can understand Emily looking at all of this stuff with longing, this being her first Christmas married and in her own home.  But I've been purging for the last 5 years and don't really need anything else.  But oh, the new things!  Restraint, Jane, restraint.
Friday morning The Husband and I are heading up to Cedarburg, Wisconsin.  You might remember we went there right after Thanksgiving last year and we really loved this sweet little town. It's just 15 minutes past Milwaukee. We wanted to get away and we had been postponing meeting up with my bloggy friend, Cindy, from Applestone Cottage, so we made plans to meet there.  This will be the fifth time Cindy and I have gotten together with our husbands.  The first year was in beautiful Galena, IL.  The next year Lake Geneva, WI.  The third year they actually came all the way to our lakehouse in Michigan (they live in western Wisconsin), and last year we met in Galena again, this time in the summer as opposed to the winter like the first year.

Hope you're all off to a great week.  By the way, with the encouragement of my friend, Brenda, I made my pictures in my posts larger, did you notice?  Let me know if you like that. See ya soon!

Joining Brenda at Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Friday
Kathleen at Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish

XO,
Jane 

61 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Have a wonderful time, Janie! Two of my favorite bloggers whom I would love to meet in person. Wish you were coming to Florida!

xo,

Sheila... who loves the pumpkin and apple story!

Rebecca said...

Hey Jane
I think we are on the same page with this cold weather coming in so soon. Your pie looks wonderful... I can almost smell the apples cooking!
Sounds like you have been on the move, take care
Blessings
RE

NanaDiana said...

Have fun with Cindy, Jane. I know you will. She is such a nice person and will be glad for the break, too, I bet. Can't wait to see your bathroom redo.

Your apple pie looks scrumptious! xo Diana

Kathy Moreland said...

I'll have apple pie a la mode, please! Looks so delicious! Hope you have a wonderful time this weekend!

podso said...

Yes, I like the larger photos! And the pie looks great, as does the table scape. Hope you have a good weekend with Cindy and her hubby, Seems I've read about another blogger that meets up with her. Yes the blogging world is amazing and how it connects us.

It's finally getting cooler here, I think I can safely now put the summer clothes away.

20 North Ora said...

Jane - Sounds like a fantastic time away! Know you will have a ball.

Your pie looks awesome.

Judy

Beth said...

Your apple pie looks great, Jane! I haven't made a pie yet this fall, but I've eaten lots of apples out of hand. I plan to buy some caramel dip to quench my sweet tooth a bit. Love the image of you and Cindy. That is really neat how you have gotten together 5 times, and that you all really enjoy each other. I have met several bloggers too. It is a great thing! Enjoy your wknd together.

Laurie said...

sounds like such a wonderful get away and that pie is beautiful, a work of art!

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... your pie looks delish, I just love this time of year and how yummy all of the apples are... that is too cute about Emily and Mike and the pumpkin carving!... your new shower curtain is so pretty too and what a deal!... I am not ready for Christmas yet... and like you, I really don't NEED one new Christmas decoration... hmmm... we'll see if I can stick to that!... darling photo of you and Cindy... how fun to meet up with them again... one day I hope you and I meet!... and yes, I like your larger photos... they look great!... xoxo Julie Marie

Junkchiccottage said...

Jane.
I love making homemade apple pies too. This time of year it is really great to make them. Have fun this week end in Cedarburg. I love Cedarburg everytime the hubby and I go there I always feel like I am home. I wish I could move to that sweet little town. Have a safe trip and enjoy.
Kris

Traci said...

That pie looks amazing!! I can't imagine how good it taste!!

Vee said...

I do like larger pictures and yours are so nice that I am glad you decided to go larger. What fun to have met a fellow blogger five times! That makes you official real life friends. Have a fun time! That town is adorable...so America.

Theresa said...

Great buys for the bathroom! It only takes a few changes to make a big difference! Great friends are priceless:) Have a blessed week dear friends, BIG HUGS!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh that looks like the perfect little town to visit. It has a Norman Rockwell-ish appearance. Glad you enjoyed one another's company!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

you are totally evil Jane ~ that is not fair putting that delicious looking pie first and foremost! Lol!! We've been getting a lot of apples of late ~ I think I go to the orchard every week for a bag...they are just so darn good this year! Although I haven't made a pie yet....we did make some pie filling and we froze it to use later ~ does that count??
Anyway ~ have a grand time in WI....sound like you will! We'll be looking forward to your post on what you did :)
Karla & Karrie

Beth said...

Have a wonderful time in Wisconsin!

The apple pie looks delicious!

Barbara F. said...

Have a great time, Jane. Your table was beautiful, and that pie! Love the lattice crust. xo

Sarah said...

Your pie looks so pretty I wouldn't want to cut into it........well, guess that's not totally honest. '-) Apple pie doesn't last long around here. In fact my husband is eating a piece as I type. Ha!
Have a great trip.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Your pie looks fabulous!! I have never done one with a lattice top... nicely, nicely done & I am sure it was delicious.
Have fun with Cindy & Dan this weekend...Take lots of pics, & we will be looking forward to reading all about it.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

three words:

yum

pretty

cute

(yum for apple pie)

(pretty for tablescape)

&

(cute for the pic of you)

Karen said...

Larger pics are always a good thing :-) and ooooh, that PIE!!!... it's a work of art!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Jane, Oh yum, apple pie is my favourite and yours looks so good.......that little town looks so quaint, I want to visit too, enjoy your get away, Blessings Francine.

Lulu said...

This is definitely apple pie season which makes the hubby very happy. We've had two in the last week. It would be a delight to sit at table with you and share a bite.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Enjoy your trip...I remember when you went there last year. What a perfect place. Your apple pie was beautiful!

Debbiedoos said...

Enjoy your trip Jane. You are always out and about having fun and enjoying life. LOVE it. The pie looks to die for too.

Jody and Stan said...

Your apple pie looks sooooo good!! One piece please and your tablescape is so beautiful too!
Have a wonderful time with your friend.

Hugs,
Jody

Vel Criste said...

I'm sure it will be a blast! Speaking of bangs, I'm going retro and just sported some bangs myself recently, the last time I had bangs was in Kindergarten! hahaha! huge change for me, but loving it so far. Love your curtains, refreshing, HG rocks. And that pie? looks perfect and I bet tastes even better. Love your table setting - thoughtful and pretty!

Kathleen Grace said...

First of all, yes, I love the larger photos, it makes the details so much easier to see:>) Your tablescape is beautiful and reminds me that one thing I love about this dark, cold,time of year is lighting candles on the table and all through the house. They give such a sweet warm light:>)
Have a great time on your getaway! It sounds like so much fun!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Oh Jane...that pie looks delicious!! Do you use one of those apple peeler, corer, slicer thingys? I just ordered one the other day and it's supposed to arrive today. I'm so excited to use it! I have my apples all lined up and waiting. :) I love your tablescape and those drinking glasses are perfect. I love them! Maybe when you get Instagram, you can do a little video of the dogs romping around the yard. I'd love to see that!

Tricia said...

With all the chilly weather, that pie sounds like such a yummy, cozy treat! I bet it smelled wonderful at your house while it was baking. I remember when you visited that little town...it's so cute! Have a great getaway :)

Melanie said...

Your pie looks sooo delicious - and pretty! I love homemade pie but I'm lousy at making pie crusts. My mom is the expert pie maker so I get homemade pie maybe once or twice a year on holidays. Love your Pier 1 glasses on the table.

I didn't notice much of a difference in your photos in this post, though I have to admit, I do agree with Brenda's advice about enlarging them. Sometimes I have to click on your photos to enlarge them while reading your blog, so I can see more of the details in the photo.

I hope you have a fantastic time in Cedarburg. You know how that's one of my favorite little getaway places, too!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

I know you and Cindy have such fun...I am a little jealous, although I am thinking it might be a bit brisk up there! It is darned cold here and they did have snow in Champaign-Urbana last night, which is about an hour north of us. I thought Chicago did get snow.

Have a great trip. We were going to go to Nashville for a night for an art show, but cancelled. We need to just stay home until Christmas. Your pie looks wonderful!

Debbie said...

That apple pie looks delicious! I'm on a diet...so I am drooling over your pie right now.
Your story about your son in law made me smile. How sweet that he had to show his mom his pumpkin.
Your table looks very nice with all of the Autumn decorations, Jane!
I hope you enjoy your time with your blogging friend. It's a great time of year for a trip.
xo

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Glad your pie turned out well and was appreciated and even "awed" :)

I visit Applestone Cottage sometimes...it's a nice blog!

Enjoy your getaway!

Moore Minutes said...

Ooooh, I want a big slice of that apple pie! It looks perfect. Your table looks so cozy and welcoming too...beautiful. LOVE FALL.

PS I'm a big fan of the bangs ;)

Karen said...

That pie looks perfect, I'm totally lost when it comes to making a nice crust. For some reason I cant do it. Tarts sound good too. I like baking more than cooking but don't do it much. Great buy on the shower curtain.Have a good time with Cindy.

Susie said...

Blondie, This is a great post. I like what you said about the pumpkin carvings. The pie looks beautiful..good job. Glad you had fun times with your family and friends. xoxo,Susie

Charmaine Sylvia said...

That pie looks delightful.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

The pie looks very delicious. I'm sure it was gone fast.
Have a fun trip and enjoy the meeting with your blogging friend.
xo,
Julia

Melinda Hartzog said...

Your apple pie looks delicious! Thanks so much for the visit and introduction. So happy to have found your sweet blog and am following along now. Have a fun, fun time!

Maria C said...

What a beautiful pie! You did a great job, there. I like your dishes. The brown and goal are beautiful together and that basket is gorgeous.

Maria C said...

What a beautiful pie! You did a great job, there. I like your dishes. The brown and goal are beautiful together and that basket is gorgeous.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Jane,
Okay...this apple pie looks way too yummy:) Enjoy your getaway.

Blessings,
Linda

Heather Lindstrom said...

Jane-your table scape is such fall inspiration and that pie is making me hungry! Your getaway for the weekend sounds wonderful. Have fun enjoying your friends and the gorgeous fall colors.
xx, Heather

lynn cockrell said...

The pie looks delicious and your table is beautiful!

Marigene said...

Jane, have a fun time...love the warm colors of your table.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Hi Jane, What a scrumptious looking pie! Have a great getaway!

Lizbeth McGow said...

Hi Jane, you were not kidding when you said you had a ton of apples around! Love your tablescape and the gorgeous pie you made! Have a fun trip! Hugs, Lizy

Ricki Treleaven said...

Jane, I have no restraint in Home Goods....so I stay away...

I'm working on a special tablescape in the dining room for Halloween, and I really need to make a run to Pier !.

Again, I need to stay away!!! :/

I hope you are having a great weekend! I wish I could come over for some pie (when you get home from your getaway, of course)...

xo,
RJ

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

That pie looks amazing! Hope you are having a wonderful time.
XO
Kristin

Chatelaine said...

Oh the pie! Such a nice golden crust. Looks delicious!

It's been cold here too. I caved and put the heat on.

I have to play with my tablescape too! My Annual Harvest Dinner is next weekend. I love doing it and I try to change it up each year.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Your bathroom is going to look lovely.

That pie, oh that pie...that's what I dream about mine looking like when I start out, and it ends up completely nothing like that, lol.

Jen

Maggie said...

The pie looks so mouthwateringly good, I can smell it all the way over here and you know we know apples in Normandy!!
Have a fab time with Cindy, is it really 5 years since the first trip? Amazing how time has flown.

must love junk said...

Yummy pie, pretty tablescape, and I do like your bigger pictures! :)
Susan

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
We had a great time! And I love my throw so much, it looks just great on my couch! Thank-you again so very much.
I don't know how I missed this post!
The pie, gorgeous! The tablescape is very pretty and I love your bath decor.
Dan and I drove out to the covered bridge and then we went back downtown and walked around for about an hour and a half.
It was actually such a nicer day for weather, sunny and not too cool.
I am already looking forward to our next get together!!! Love you two!
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey,
We look pretty cute in that pic!!
And I usually don't like pics of myself at all.
You are very photogenic Jane!

bj said...

O, I do love apple pie. Gotta make one soon. I love a slice of it with Cheddar cheese melted on top. OOO.....

chateau chic said...

You make a delicious looking apple pie, and I love the warm and festive tablescape you created. The little getaway you planned with friends sounds heavenly!!
Mary Alice

Kathleen said...

Your pie looks amazing! So glad to have you as part of Let's Dish with your pretty apple scape. Thanks so much for linking.
Hope you got your tulips planted. I gave up, the deer eat them, so I stick with daffodils, which for some reason they snub!

Balisha said...

Do you read all your comments??? I can't believe how many are here.

I loved this post from the delicious pie...to the pretty fall tablescape...to your time in Cedarburg. I've been there several times and it is one of my favorite little towns.
Balisha

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