Monday, September 13, 2010

Fall Decorating Underway

Have you started your Fall decorating yet?  I had my hubby get all of my totes out last week.  I finally started pulling everything out on Friday.  I have some stuff done, but still working on a little bit here and there.  I am not pleased quite yet with my front porch so I won’t be sharing any pics yet.  Here are a few of my entry way as you come in the front door.




I just love that corn that I have in my basket.  I thought it looked great in my old market basket that I found at an antique mall.  Here is a closer look.



I also did a little more decorating throughout my home, but I am not sure if it is going to stay there.  I am not sure if you all remember the cubby in my family room.  The cubby is actually suppose to be used for our television, but I don’t like it up there because it doesn’t give us a whole lot of options when we want to change our room around.  So, I have the tv. on that Amish built cupboard that I re-finished a couple months back.  Anyway, as I was sitting there watching tv. over the weekend, I came up with a brilliant idea.  I have been trying my best to figure out a way to display my crocks or most of them.  So, I thought I would re-do my cubby in my wall, add some shelves and display my crocks up there.  What do you think?  Here is what the cubby looks like now.  Well, actually this is an old picture, but you get the just of it ~ right?  Wow, that is really an old picture.  So, can you imagine some of my crocks up there along with a “crock collector” sign above it?  Do you all think I should paint the cubby a different color or leave it as is?  So many decisions.


Please let me know your thoughts.


I also wanted to share this picture with all of you.  This is a picture of my crunchy caramel apple pie that I make every year.  It is a family favorite so we normally go apple picking and then make pie.



Here is the recipe…….


  • 1 pastry crust for a deep-dish pie 9-inch (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 6 cups apples, thinly sliced peeled
  • 1 recipe crumb topping (see below)
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup caramel topping
  • Crumb Topping

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • Cooking Directions

    Crumb Topping

    Stir together brown sugar,flour, rolled oats. Cut in 1/2 cup butter until topping is like course crumbs. Set aside.


    In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.

    Add apple slices and gently toss until coated.   I normally toss mine in a plastic ziploc bag so they all get coated nicely.

    Transfer apple mixture to the pie shell (I normally use store bought crust and just unwrap it and place it into my glass pie plate.  I think the crust normally has to set at room temperature for 15-20 minutes.) 

    Sprinkle crumb topping over apple mixture.

    Place pie on a cookie sheet so the drippings don't drop into your oven.

    Cover edges of pie (crust) with aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 25 minutes. Then remove foil and put back in for another 25 to 30 minutes without foil. Remove from oven. Sprinkle pie with chopped pecans then drizzle with caramel on top. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy warm or at room temperature



    Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


    Carmen C. said...

    Lisa~ your decor is beautiful and I love the corn too!!!! That pie looks like Heaven in a pan, OH MY, I'm gonna have to try that, thank you for sharing!!!!!

    carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

    Oh my goodness! That pie looks soooooo good! Thanks for posting the recipe!

    As for the cubby, I think it will look great filed with crocks, painted or not.

    Your Fall decor looks nice too. I'm waiting until the end of the month to start my Fall decorating.

    Have a happy week!

    LeeHillPrimitives said...

    Hi Lisa, Everything looks beautiful Love your heading picture. That pie looks amazing... thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Robyn said...

    That is a great idea to use the cubby for your crocks! It looks great as is but I can see a shade different in there to highlight it too.
    Pie looks awesome!

    Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

    Love your fall decor, looks great. I love the idea of shelves and crocks in that cubby. If it were me I would paint it a different color so that it would really stand out. I have a nook between my dining and living area and I painted it red and the rest of all the walls are a mustard gold with a glaze on them. The walls are covered in a "paper" that my friend makes using burlap and sheetrock mud. Really cool and old looking. The different color really sets the nook apart. That is my humble opinion.8-) Blessings,

    ~Leslie Lemke~ said...

    I love your decorating! I did some of my fall decorating last week...I love this time of year. Thanks so much for sharing your apple pie 9 year old son LOVES apple I will try this and I am sure he will be thrilled.

    Hillcresthome Prims said...

    OH Lisa, your fall decorations are PRIM PERFECT, You need to get new glasses, LOL, LOL. You really have the primitive knack for decorating!!!!!!

    Your heading of your blog is PRIMTASTIC!!!!
    I need you to come over to my home and dceorate it!
    Girl you have the touch.

    Also thank you so much for sharing the drooling recipe that you posted! YUMMO!

    Prim Blessings,

    american girl primitives said...


    I want to make this pie! It looks so yummy. Everything looks great so far Lisa.


    Anonymous said...

    Just wanted to let you know that I sent you an email...need to change the time to meet.

    Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

    Lisa--i love your fall decor. I would paint the cubby a different color inside and then add a molding painted the same color as the cubby inside on the outside to frame it and make it look like a hanging cupboard

    Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


    I think it looks great! I am SO making that pie this week. Joy and I are going to an apple orchard Thursday for a homeschool field trip and I think this will be in order when we get back home! :) Thanks for sharing! It looks yummy!