Friday, August 28, 2015

~Farmhouse Fresh~

It's Farmhouse Friday again and it's all about apples today.  Whether you're using them for decorating, baking or just plain eating them, I know they are one of my family's favorite fruit this time of year.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.  

My husband and our two girls and I took a little break last week and went up to Seattle for a couple days.  We stayed downtown and of coarse my favorite thing was to visit the Pike Place Market where I got this lovely bouquet. Their flowers are so amazing and very inexpensive.  Let's just say that if I lived close by I would be visiting often!!! 
I love the pop of green from the apples mixed with my brown and white transferware dishes. 
Who says apples have to be kept in the refrigerator?  I like to keep mine out to admire in either this wooden bowl or the enamel colander that sits on the counter. These dahlias are also from Pike Place Market in my favorite color....white!
I got the recipe for this apple dip from my sister-in-law years ago and it is one of my kids' favorites.  It's super easy with only three ingredients: 1 pkg.(8oz) cream cheese, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Mix it all together, cut up some apples and enjoy!   
It is beginning to feel like Fall around here after an unusually warm and dry Summer.  The forecast is calling for rain and I'm hoping they are right. As much as I love sunny weather, we really need it to help stop some of the many fires in the PNW.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Please take  moment and visit all the other ladies to get even more apple inspiration:







  1. Kathleen, I love your use of white and wood together! Your green apples are so pretty in that gorgeous dough bowl!!

  2. Oh Kathleen! I'm always in awe of your gorgeous simple style! Such pretty apple photos too :)

  3. The internet just ate my last comment! I love love love your beautiful farmhouse kitchen. And the apples add such a fun pop of color!

  4. Love your kitchen/dining room. It makes me want to do a remodel on my 109 year old kitchen. I did one about 15 years ago but the mood to change is back. Love those cabinets.

    Beautifully decorated. Love flowers and the apples, the dip sounds so good.

  5. Your kitchen is just perfect for that gentle transition into fall - looks wonderful!

  6. Talk about Farmhouse Love...your shabby round table is to die for.

  7. The green apples really add a lovely pop of colour in your kitchen as do the flowers. I like them in the dough bowl. I must try that dip this fall. I wish you rain and cooler days to end the drought and fires in your part of the world. Blessings, Pam

  8. Green apples are my favorite to snack on, and to keep on my counter for a pop of color. So nice!!!

  9. We enjoyed Pikes Place too early this year. I also admired all the fresh flowers! Were there any buskers (street entertainers) when you were there? A fun place. And while I don't care for Granny Smith apples to eat - they sure make a pretty picture. Nice job w/ this post!

  10. Last weekend was so smokey here in Oregon City due to all the fires. It made the sun setting look like a big red ball. I hope one day to get up to see Seattle. My friend a I have been trying to plan a trip but health problems set our plans on hold for a while! I have heard about Pikes Place.

  11. Kathleen, your kitchen is the best ....... so much character !!!! Luv it!

  12. Love your kitchen love your round table and chairs o gosh I love it all.. and I too love apples there is a apple tree next store in the garden and every year the apples extend over to my place.. so I make one apple pie with them the rest fall on the floor and are left to dry up.. no one gets them so sad.. Happy weekend with love Janice

  13. Beautifully decorated! I love your beautiful farmhouse kitchen. And the apples add such a fun pop of color!

  14. I just love your home and decorating!!!! I am swooning :-)
    Thanks for the apple dip recipe .... I definitely will be trying that.
    diane @ thoughts & shots

  15. Thank you Kathleen, for all the beautiful touches to look at while hearing of your eventful day trip to the pike.
    I just dont Take enough Time to pick or purchase enough flow ers for my home. Well things are going to change around here, well.....after I finish up an armoire project for my front room...out with a piece of old in with the new old :)

    Love Your bitcher block country i want them to. Or perdais some black soap store :)
    Beautiful Sunday to you. And a inspiring week to follow.
    Happy new season.


  16. Your kitchen is lovely, Kathleen. Apples always look so pretty in decor and I love baking with them anytime of the year.