There is a coziness and welcoming warmth in our kitchens when there is a nip in the air. It’s the heart of our home, and the place many of us spend so much time. Today I’m giving you a peek into our fall kitchen at FrenchGardenHouse, I’ve been doing some Fall Decorating in The Kitchen.



Please have a cup of warm apple cider and join me!



Fall Decorating In The Kitchen




It’s a joy for Shirley, Mary and Pam and I to welcome you to this Monday’s floral edition – or floral therapy as many of you lovingly call it. Be sure to click on their links at the bottom of my post to drink in all the fall floral beauty they have created for today!




Monday Morning Blooms Fall




After adding a few autumnal touches to my mantel, I always start fall decorating in our kitchen.




Fall Decorating In The Kitchen






Autumn’s color palette was made for our black and white French Country kitchen!






I set the big table in the very middle of our kitchen so that it’s ready for a quick breakfast, coffee or dessert for our family.  I began with a French grain sack draped side sideways in the middle of the table.




Fall Decorating In The Kitchen



The velvet pumpkins are in an old antique trencher, I love their contrasting textures.  Small plates and bowls are stacked up. My favorite bee napkins are nestled in an antique copper grain measure together with silver forks.





Because I spend the most time in this side of our FrenchGardenHouse, I usually arrange something seasonal and pretty on this table.





Since we do actually eat here, I try not to go over the top!  Corralling all the pumpkins in a trencher, or on a tray, also means that you can lift it off in one motion if you need to clear the table for dinner.




Fall Decorating In The Kitchen




For this Monday’s flowers, I bought Spider Mums, Protea, Green Hypericum Berries, and Eucalyptus and Lemon Leaf greens.  This antique French cream Sardine Pot was just the right size and has the right country look for my autumnal flowers.



*{Watch for a new post about The Secret Life of Antiques – all about Antique French Sardine Pots next!}



Fall Decorating In The Kitchen


Fall Decorating In The Kitchen



A few snips from a bush in the front garden rounds out the filler, and the very last bright chartreuse hydrangea.




When you can, cut a few things from your garden to give your floral arrangements a “just picked” garden look.






Fall Decorating In The Kitchen



Our soft golden mustard, grey, cafe and cream colored Lambswool Bronte Throw is just perfect for this cozy season.




Setting a beautiful table is one of my very favorite things to do.



Fall Decorating In The Kitchen




Aside from fall decorating in the kitchen, I love the smells and tastes that come from my kitchen in autumn.  You too?



apple cider quote





A part of our Fall Gift Collection, these wonderful seasonal mixes make the most delicious desserts, and drinks.  The cider mixes are out of this world, a hot cup of this cider is all you need to KNOW it’s fall! They’re almost sold out, and we can’t get more because the maker is all sold out of these seasonal mixes.




The dessert cheeseball mixes are all so good, a favorite and fall family tradition is the Pumpkin Cheeseball Mix. You can also use the mixes to make pies and other delicious creations. Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes with the Caramel Apple Cheeseball Mix.  No, it’s totally not healthy. But especially this year, I think we deserve a “not good for you but oh! so good” treat once in a while.




caramel apple pie







1. Caramel Apple Cheeseball Mix {part of our Harvest Entertaining Set}

2. 1 can prepared Apple Pie Filling

3. 16 oz. Cream Cheese, softened.

4. Prepared {read=bought} Graham Cracker Crust


1. Pour Apple Pie filling into a medium sauce pan and warm on low heat until apples are the desired softness.

2. Remove pan from heat, stir in cream cheese and Caramel Apple Mix. Stir until completely combined.

3. Pour mixture into the crust. Sprinkle with the topping that came with mix.

4. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

5. Optional: drizzle with caramel sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

*{Don’t make this if you are home alone. Unless your will power is way better than mine!}





Please pin this to your FALL or DECOR Pinterest board.

Fall Decorating In The Kitchen




Thank you so much for your visit to my kitchen today! Please visit my friends below.



fall floral garland centerpiece
MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


Fall Decorating In The Kitchen

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs


fall flower centerpiece with pampas grass

PAM at Everydayliving





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