Friday, August 31, 2018
A few more pictures from our apple picking day - we stayed at some friends house near the orchard and this afforded us lots of slow time in addition to all of our apple fun. Being so close, we could stay at the orchard as long as we wanted and then come home to rest and enjoy a lovely dinner.
Since we had all of the table decor already with us, it only made sense to set it up again for a delicious dinner of applesauce pancakes, sausage and hot cinnamon apples. Our traditional meal on apple picking day is a perfectly sweet ending to all the fun of the day.
An evening walk, quiet time reading, taking a nap - all of these added to our slow peaceful day!
Thursday, August 30, 2018
It's no surprise how much I love picnics! And having a picnic lunch complete with pretty table is one of my must-do's at the apple orchard, it really is almost my favorite thing about going. The edge of the picnic area runs along the orchard so even though they don't allow picnics in the orchard, this is the next best thing.
Slowing around the table, eating outside, little tummies that are hungry after the walking and picking and carrying of the morning - all of it adds to the experience for me. And the joy in setting a pretty table that only takes a few minutes really to set out.
Even now in pictures, may it be a fest for your eyes and inspiration to your mind and heart of slowing down and creating beauty for those who gather around your tables.
Our quiche scones were not as good as usual presumably because I'd frozen the dough in an effort to be prepared ahead of time. They just didn't rise up nicely and were dry - but hearty and full of protein just the same.
Salads in little yogurt jars were a nice addition and of course we rounded everything out with apple cider slushies and warm apple cider donuts!
Tablecloth and cake stand are from TJ Maxx, burlap runner and paper garland were homemade and still on hand, brown and white thrifted plate made a lovely backdrop for our freshly picked apples!
I love it when there are varying textures and things that look old added to things that are old.