Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Welcome Fall & A Fall Give A Way


It's officially the first day of fall! Of course here in Georgia it's more like monsoon season with heavy rain and lots of flooding, but we'll pretend that's not happening and that it's a beautiful crisp fall day!



Rhondi at Rondi's Rose Colored Glasses is having a Welcome Fall Day and you can post anything having to do with fall. So join the party, there's still plenty of time!




I thought I'd share this very cute Acorn tea set that I got at Cracker Barrel at the beginning of summer. They had a couple of shelves filled with really deeply discounted fall merchandise from the previous season and I had to pick this cutie up! The store they have has so many cute things (I actually like the store more than the food there)!





I made some Apple Pie Cake cake to go along with my coffee. I'm sure most of you already know how to make this but I'll put the recipe at the end of the post for those who don't


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The Give A Way



To really kick off Fall I'd like to have a little Give A Way of "Autumn" by Susan Branch. If you're not familiar with Susan Branch go to her website Heart of the Home and enjoy yourself! She has the cutest books filled with decorating ideas and great recipes!




I really appreciate everyone who stops by whether or not you leave a comment. But to be entered you need to leave a comment. You don't have to have a blog but I do need to have a way to contact you. Anyone from anywhere can enter.

If you subscribe by Bloglines, Google Reader, etc or are a follower then leave two comments and you'll get an extra chance. This book would make a lovely gift (in case you already own it)!




*I'll post the winner on Friday morning.



Apple Pie Cake


1 can of apple pie filling


1 can of crushed pineapple drained or 2 cans of apple total


1 box of yellow cake mix


1 stick of butter melted


Preheat oven to 350


Dump the apple pie filling and pineapple into a 9x13 pan and mix (or use two cans of apple pie filling instead but the pineapple gives it a bit of a tart kick). Pour 1 box of Yellow Cake Mix on top and spread evenly. Pour 1 stick of melted butter all over the top. Bake for about 45 minutes. Enjoy!



210 comments:

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My Cozy Cubby said...

Lovely! Even though I don't drink tea, I think I need a cute little tea set like that! Must I say how much I adore Fall! I'm getting ready to post my latest Autumn inspired embroidery...
Happy Fall!

Pamela

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Hi Manuela,

That acorn tea set is so sweet! And apple pie cake~ yum! I will definitely try this recipe; it sounds wonderful! Happy Fall to you! :)

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Manuela,

Your fall displays are so inspiring! That acorn tea set is so cute. Thank you for the recipe, I think we will try it this weekend. Happy Fall!

Andrea

Marla said...

Manuela the cake looks so yummy! Love all your fall pumpkins and deco. I love shopping at Cracker Barrel too, the Old Timer's Breakfast is my favorite thing on the menu. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me again and for the comments as always. think I'll try your recipe very soon. Marla

Marla said...

Oh bty Manuela, hope you are staying dry up in rainsoaked Atlanta. I am driving through Atlanta on Thursday on my way to Chattanooga to visit my parents, hope I-75 is passable downtown by then. Marla

Ally0005 said...

I follow by google reader.

Ally

Tam said...

love your cute little tea set! and the recipe sounds yummy. Please enter me.

Tam said...

I am a follower too.

Ally0005 said...

Can you believe the sun is out?
Hope you guys are ok and have no water damage. We are ok just taking care of a sick child with the flu.

Ally

ShelliRae said...

I love your acorn tea set! I love the crispness in the air lately. Bring on the Fall!

ShelliRae said...

I follow you on google reader, and I look forward to your blogs every day! It is such a boost to my day.

southerninspiration said...

Oh how beautiful!!! I think that is so sweet of you......and that recipe sounds delicious!

Suzanne

southerninspiration said...

I follow you on google reader too.

Suzanne

Christina said...

Love the Fall decor and a great giveaway, please stop by I also have a giveaway going for a fall sign.

Christina said...

Also a follower!

Millie said...

Lovely aacorn tea set, and the cake looks delicious too...

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I love FALL... Your decor is gorgeous! I wouldd love a chance to win your give away!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

Manuela, You are always so generous. I am so in the mood for fall but its over 100 degrees in SoCal right now. Anyway, this was a wonderful post. I always enjoy reading your blog.

matty said...

Cute cute teapot set! I adore it! Don't enter me, please Manuela! I have the book and love it! I just had to let you know how darling the tea set is.

Do you have your waterwings on?? Be safe! Matty

Kelly B said...

As always, everything is perfect!! That cake looks delicious!! I am definitely going to have to make that!! Thanks for posting the recipe!! Of course I am a follower!! This is one of my favorite blogs!! Always inspirational and always beautiful!! ;0)

chinaorbust2004 said...

The dessert looks yummy!

scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful giveaway.

scrappy quilter said...

I'm a follower too.

Jennifer said...

Love the tea set. Cracker barrell has some of the best holiday treats! I love Susan Branch! Her books are fabulous.

I wanted to check in and see how you guys were holding up with the weather. Several of my friends in Atlanta have sent me pictures. I am just floored! Hope you all are well.

xo, Jennifer

pkzcass said...

I just found your blog a few days ago, and I can't get enough of it. I love your style, and I love toile too. I'm also a tea drinker, and wold love that cute little tea set.

kathy
(pkzcass@yahoo.com)

Manuela said...

Oh how adorable is that tea set! You sure have the cutest things.
Happy Fall to you too and I hope you have better weather.

Vonnie said...

I love Susan Branch! I cherish my Vineyard Seasons book. Today is a very special day for our family. It's the first day of spring and we celebrate our daughter - Autumn Joy - today.

Manuela said...

And I have been following you for ages! ;)
Btw, I forgot to mention that your cake looks amazing.

Nadine said...

Dear Manuela,

Wishing you a Happy Autumn!
Here in the Northwest we will be having mid 80's for temps today...I don't mind the sun, but would like some crisp cool air to go with it!
Your acorn tea set is adorable!

Blessings!
~Nadine

Melissa G. said...

I love the Cracker Barrel store too! That cake looks yummy and so does your coffee! I could use a cup right now! =)

slip4 said...

What a cute tea set! Please enter me in the contest!

Stephanie said...

I have been following your blog (unofficially I guess) for a while now. I just love it. It makes feel cozy and comfortable when I check in. Now, I want to win that book! Ha! Seriously, love your blog, your ideas, your house...

Happy fall. It's actually cool here in TX today.

Lisa said...

oh, I love fall, and I love all your ideas- I'll always come back for more. Thanks for having a give=away

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your little acorn tea set, Manuela! How cute is that! I like your ceramic white pumpkin, too. Is that from Cracker Barrel? Now I have another store to hate because we don't have it here ~ first it's Hobby Lobby and now Cracker Barrel! Hope that rain stops soon for you.

Terri and Bob said...

Your post is so pretty! Happy fall!

Rachael said...

Oh...it's all so cute! I do love that tea set, and that reminds me that I haven't been to Cracker Barrel in a long time to see their darling decor. I'm with you, I like the store better than the food!!!

glorv1 said...

Hi Manuela. I was laying in bed half dozing with the TV on and I heard them mention flooding in Marietta, GA and of course my thoughts turned to you. I was just about ready to send you and email to see if all was okay down your way and I seen your post. I read it and looked at your wonderful fall pictures and your mention of apple cake and decided that hey, you are okay.:D I'm glad to hear that. Do take care and sure I'd love to be entered in your Fall contest. Thanks a lot and take care.

Rachael said...

Thanks for the Apple Pie Cake recipe too! I have actually never seen that, and I bake ALOT, so this is a treat for me....will try it this weekend :-)

slip4 said...

I subscribe through Google Reader. I am always excited to see when you have posted!

Darlene said...

Hi Manuela,

The acorn tea set is just too CUTE!! That apple pie cake sounds delicious. I have never heard of it being made with pineapple but it sounds great! I can't wait to try it.

Darlene said...

I am also a follower of your wonderful blog!♥

Cathy said...

What a darling tea set!!! Perfect for the beautiful fall season!!! I love it!!!

The cook book looks wonderful!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!
XOXO
Cathy

sharonavinger said...

I just love your blog and your sharing! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win the Susan Branch book. It would be my first!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have Susans summer book and I would love to add the fall book to my collection:>) Such a pretty tea set and beautiful fall colors. Stay dry my friend. I was seeing alal the flooding on the news this morning and thinking of all my blog buds down in the south.

Kathleen Grace said...

By the way, I HAVE to try that cake recipe and I am most definitely a follower:>)

Lou Cinda said...

Love the tea set, it is so adorable! I find cute stuff at Cracker Barrel too!!

Please enter me!! I am also a follower!!

Lou Cinda

PS I wrote down the recipe for the Apple Pie Cake and I am going to make it.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

Your fall decorations are so cute.

Bonita said...

What a cute little tea set. I'm a fan of Cracker Barrel too.

You must be near my parents. They only have one way to and from work. Every other way is flooded or the bridges have been completely wiped away. They don't have water at present either.

Love the books! I have several others by her.

Bonita said...

I'm a follower too! Wouldn't miss your wonderful posts!

Lorrie said...

Your fall items are lovely and the cake sounds delicious. I love Susan Branch - her work is inspiring.

Lorrie

Lorrie said...

And, I'm a follower!

Lorrie

Rain said...

If I had that cute little acorn tea set I think I'd have to invite a squirrel to join me for tea.

Rambling Girl said...

Oh I would love this...I need all the help in my decor.

Love the acorn tea set and I agree the store is better than the food to me.

It has been pretty bad up your way..Thought about you the last couple of days..Hope all drys out soon.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what an adorable set...the apple cake receipe sounds yummy and its so very easy...like that :)
have a wonderful evening and hope you keep dry.

Charity Grace said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway. Susan Branch is one of my favorite writers/artists and yours is one of my favorite blogs. When I read Susan's books or your blog, I am always inspired to be a better homemaker!

Charity Grace said...

Second comment since I subscribe via bloglines. :)

Beth said...

I'm glad to hear you have not been swept away by the flood waters. It's a mess out there. I did get to see a little sunshine today though. Don't ya just love Cracker Barrel store?! Me too! I'm going to try that cake recipe...sounds yummy.

Stacey said...

I don't have that recipe so I'm very glad you posted it. You have sure decked out your home for Fall. It's beautiful. :) AND it's so sweet of you to have the give away.

Deb said...

Happy 1st of Autumn. Beautiful post. Susan Branch is one of my favourites ~ I would love the opportunity to win the lovely Autumn inspired book. Thank you ♥

Amber said...

The book reminds me of a Gooseberry Patch book! This is a wonderful giveaway. I love this kind of cookbooks. Hope I win!

Amber said...

Here's my second comment since I am a follower of your blog.

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Happy First Day of Fall! Oh, I love that precious little tea set! Now the dishes your food is on are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your recipe and I'll have to try it! Oh, please enter my tiny name in your giveaway!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

wow this is a popular place!
Happy Fall
The recipe sounds yummy and love the dishes
Blessings
Rebecca

Melissa said...

I'm a lurker de-lurking for the chance to say how much I enjoy your posts and to enter myself into your Susan Branch drawing! Thank you for all of the inspiration!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Paula said...

So cool! I don't have any Susan Branch stuff, but I'd love to try it out!

Paula said...

I'm a follower and suscribe to the Google reader feed too! :)

Denise said...

Hi Manuela, I love your little acorn set. I can't remember the last time I made apple pie, it's getting to be just the weather for it - yum :)

Denise said...

just another comment to let you know I already follow your lovely blog :)

Michelle M. said...

That Apple Pie Cake sounds SO yummy! That book looks adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle M. said...

I'm a new subscriber :)

Kirsten said...

We got snow here in Denver on our last day of summer! And more to come tonight...it's a good night to try the apple pie cake recipe. :-)

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Well, if I wasn't in the mood for fall.....I am now! Great fall pictures....I can almost smell the apple cake!

Amanda said...

I enjoyed looking at your fall decor, but I must admit I did go "OOOOO" when I saw the apple pie. Looks yummy!

Storybook Woods said...

Do not add me to you give-away, I have the book, (it is my fav!!!) but I wanted to say happy first fall day xoxoxo Clarice

Ms_Pea said...

OOOOH, I love Susan Branch, and the Autumn book has been on my "wish list" for a while now. My favorite artist/author and favorite season combined...what could be better?!

Ms_Pea said...

I am a faithful blog follower as well...I love all of your inspirational ideas and projects!

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
Everything looks so beautifil as always. I love the set. Susan Branch is a favorite of mine and I'd love to win the giveaway. I am a follower too!
Thanks for joining the party!
Hugs, Rhondi

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love your post today. Those pictures were all so warm and cozy. If I wasn't doing this sugar fast I'd be all over that cake...yummy!!

Debbie@The Shady Spot said...

Thank you for this recipe! I am going to make it for a party tomorrow.

Do I use the 20 oz can of apple pie filling and the same size pineapple can?

Thanks!

SaveAtHomeMommy said...

I am so in on this one! They are precious!

SaveAtHomeMommy said...

My second entry after following you now! I can not wait to make that apple pie cake. My tummy is growling already!

julie & joe said...

I love Susan Branch! The acorn tea set is too cute. I love the store at Cracker Barrel but rarely go there.

Brenda Eason said...

Very beautiful post,but again you always do have. I love the tea set.
Please enter me in the give away.
I am also a follower of your blog.

Mrs. U said...

I LOVE your tea set!! SOO pretty and, well, FALL like!! :)

May I enter your giveaway, please? What a fun prize!

His,
Mrs. U

Peggyann said...

Manuela;

I am so happy I found your blog! I too love fall, we've had 2 frosts here in VT already. Your acorn tea set is so pretty. I have to start decorating for fall this weekend. I would love to enter your lovely Giveaway. I have a Christmas book alot like this one.

Love the Decor! said...

I love Susan Branch I have a couple of her books but not this one Would love to win it :)) The cake is a "must try" Thank you for sharing and for leaving such encouraging comments when you stop by. Happy Fall

Love the Decor! said...

I am a follower of this wonderful blog.

vintage girl at heart said...

I have this book given to me by a dear friend and I just love it!! It is on my coffee table right now!!
Good Luck to all of the participants and Happy Fall Yall!!!

Betsy said...

That tea set it adorable! I love acorns. :) What a wonderful thing to have a giveaway. I have a few of Susan's books, but not that one!
You ar sweet!

Betsy said...

OK...I'm a follower, so I'm commenting again! :)

happeningswithLana said...

I just found your blog tonight and having so much fun reading it.
The acorn tea set is adorable. Cracker Barrel does have CUTE stuff but I rarely get there.

happeningswithLana said...

I am going to sign up to be a follower when done posting to this.
I love Susan Branch. I have a couple of her books BUT not this one. Thank you for hosting these 2 give aways!

Terry said...

I follow your blog and have copied many of your creative posts! I'd love to win the drawing for the book! Thanks for the never ending inspiring posts!

Angie said...

I am new to your blog, but I love it! I really look forward to visiting this wonderful place alot! I would love to win the book by Susan Branch!

~Angie~

Holly said...

Mmmm, the cake looks yummy! And I really like Susan Branch...thanks for the giveaway!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great Fall post! It all looks so wonderful. I will try the recipe, that sounds so delicious. Happy Fall!
xo Lidy

Southern Belle said...

What pretty pictures, I just love this time of the year. BTW, your teaset is so cute!

Southern Belle said...

I follow your blog...

Kay said...

1. I love Cracker Barrel too! Both the store and the food.

Kay said...

2. I subscribe to your blog using Google Reader and just added you to my favorites on my website!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I love your little tea set ! So cute !

cjvierow said...

Hope you are not in the areas being flooded. The cake looks so good, and easy, which is always good. Thanks for the chance to win the book. CJ --cjvierow@msn.com

Joyce said...

I like your tea set and agree that I like the little gift shop a whole lot better then the food. I was with Sue last week and she said that you and I live very close so perhaps we can meet for lunch one day in V's after the waters receed. Can you believe what a total mess it is out there? Mother Nature wanted us to know she means business this Fall!
Joyce

cjvierow said...

I also follow on Google reader CJ --cjvierow@msn.com

Sue said...

Hi Manuela....did you make it through all the rain...We had power out yesterday for hours...a huge tree came down of Shallowford taking line with it...we finally gave in and went out to get gas for the generator and by the time we got back the power was back one...atleast the lawn got a good watering....I love your little acorn tea set...very cute and yes, Craker Barrel has a great gift shop it is better then the food...speaking of food Brusters/Nathan's by Town Center is out of business...that was a shock....

Trez said...

from one Georgia girl to another---stay dry and stay safe. Love your blog. Just came across it!

Mrs.Rabe said...

I hope you and your family are not flooded out! I like Susan Branch but don't have any of her books. This one looks lovely!

Atelier de Charo said...

Happy Fall, Manuela, the acorn tea set is very beautiful!!!

Atelier de Charo said...

The book looks adorable. Great giveaway!!!
I love apple pie cake.
Hugs
Charo

Mimi Sue said...

Your home is looking rather fallish. Love those Little House books too. My favorite is Farmer Boy (is that the name?) It's the one about Laura's husband as a little boy. I read all those books as a little girl before the TV program and still get them out occasionally for old times sake. Mimi

chunnym said...

I would LOVE to win the book. Beautiful Fall decorations! Thanks for sharing!~
Philicia
chunnym@yahoo.com

Lee Laurie said...

I love your acorn teaset. I love the gifts in Cracker Barrell. Unfortunatley, I love their food as well! LOL I love going there this time of year...it gives me a cozy, warm feeling. Please enter me into your drawing and thanks for putting that recipe on your blog. I've never heard of it before but I might have to make it tomorrow! There goes the diet! Oh well...

Happy Fall,
Lee Laurie

Lee Laurie said...

Oh and I'm a follower too and if I wasn't, I would start!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Oooh, the little acorn set is so cute! Thanks for sharing the Apple Pie Cake since I did not have it ... looks easy to make and great to eat!!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Came by way of Rhondi's Fall party ... love your blog and have become a new follower! Don't have any Susan Branch books but would love to have one!

kjquilts said...

I'd love to win the book. I have a couple of her books and the drawings are so cute.

susan said...

Hello - Yours was the first blog I came across that I went back and read from the beginning. I love it!
Susan

kjquilts said...

I really enjoy your blog! The tea set is perfect for Fall. I love the Cracker Barrel Store too.

susan said...

Hi - I just made two of your teacup bird feeders; they are so cute. I have to add ice cubes to the water to keep it cool here in SoCal this week!
Susan

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Pretty tea set! And I love Susan Branch... don't have this particular book but do have several others.
Thanks for the pretty pics!

Tami said...

as an autumn lover i would love to win this book!

Tami said...

i follow in a reader :) (my yahoo)

Libby@TheOrganizedHomemaker said...

Ohhhh....I'd like to win! Please enter me :) I also adore Cracker Barrel and love that acorn tea set you bought :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love the little acorn tea set. We don't have Cracker Barrel here in southern California. But whenever I'm in another state, I always stop at the store. I've only eaten there once. I really just love their store. The recipe sounds yummy. I have to wait for cooler weather before I turn on the oven. Please enter me in your giveaway.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

And sign me up for a 2nd chance as I just signed up to be a follower. I thought I already was one, but I was wrong. I have now rectified that. Oh, I hope your rain stops. I saw on the news about all the rain in Georgia.

HouseMama said...

Pick me, pick me! :)

diXymiss said...

Oh yes, I just love the rich colors and delicious aromas of Autumn. Looks like you're ready to welcome it in cozy (and yummy) style! Susan Branch is one of my faves ~ I'd love to throw my name in the hat. ThanX!

diXymiss said...

Happily following in Reader too!

Mary Ann said...

I'd love to win! I love Susan Branch.

Mary Ann said...

I subscribe to your blog via Google Reader!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Wow - apple pie cake - you're torturing me! We used to make something similar with cherry pie filling, or other fruit fillings, and we called it "Dump Cake". Linda

Paula said...

I love Susan Branch's artwork.

Your recipe looks really tasty and easy, too. I'm in the mood for something apple.

Hope said...

The tea set is Amazing. So beautiful and whimsical! I love fall and fall decor, and your set is perfect, as is the book you're offering. :)

Hope said...

I'm also subscribed via Google Reader, so...

Suzann @ The Olive Cottage said...

Autumn is my very most favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the smell in the air, etc.

Susan Branch is so delightful. You would think I would have this book, but I don't. So, since I already follow you...LOL

Wonderful recipe, wonderful photos, awesome Autumn giveaway.

Kristi Z. said...

I love autumn. Thanks for giving me some wonderful ideas. I'm happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

Wendy said...

I live in GA too, but I can't find it in me to pull out any fall decorations yet, it is just too hot! Maybe the party will inspire me!

nancy said...

I love Susan Branch books and I
love reading your blog. Hope you're
not flooding at your house.
Maybe fall will arrive in the south
next week, we can hope.
rreed1143@charter.net

Stacey said...

The little tea set is so cute. Cracker Barrel always has such sweet decorations. Thank you for sharing the pie recipe!

I am having a little give away at my blog too. Be sure to enter!

Lura said...

I have gotten this book from the library and it really puts me in the mood for fall (not that I need much convincing!). Your acorn set is so cute!

Pen Pen said...

I love the "dump cake" recipes. I'm always looking for more... thanks for posting the recipe. I want to be entered into the giveaway... thanks for offering such a sweet giveaway.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Manuela, your teaset and all your pictures are just delightful!

Barb :-)

NYC Girl said...

Wow! You really do know how to welcome in Fall! love the acron tea set!

Julie said...

I love acorns and that is such a sweet tea set! I was in Cracker Barrel just a few weeks ago and I didn't see anything that cute. You are so lucky!

Happy Fall!

june@craftyniche said...

What a cute giveaway! I'm going to have to try that yummy recipe! We've been having hot and muggy weather. Yuck. I am SO ready for crisp, cool weather!

Anonymous said...

YUM to both Cracker Barrel and Susan Branch!

Caroline Landon

Barb said...

Love the tea set you got, and isn't it nice when you can get a good deal on things.

I am following you and can't wait to go back and see more of your site.

Blessings
barbara jean

Barb said...

OK I'm back for my second entry. I have one of her books i got at a garage sale. love it!!

Hope i can get the Fall book too. =0))
thanks

barbara jean

Jo Anna said...

Cute tea set. We are enjoying fall weather here in Wyoming. Hope you don't get too much rain.

Jo Anna

Elizabeth V. said...

I love your cute tea set! I am looking forward to unpacking my fall treasures this weekend and having fall at my house. It is still so hot here that it doesn't feel or look like fall so I'm just going to create my own. Thanks for offering the very fun prize!

Elizabeth V.
craftymom1985 at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

I really enjoy your blog!!

Laura said...

I subscriber via google reader!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your fall decorations are beautiful! I enjoyed seeing everything! The tea set is adorable!

I'm a Follower! Great blog!

Katherine

Carol said...

Manuela, Mmm, your apple pie cake looks yummy! You made my baking list longer, I have to try that! I love your fall decorations. Your dishes are gorgeous!
Happy Fall!
Carol

Carol said...

I'm a follower on Google Reader! I love your blog! You are a great decorator!

My Cozy Cubby said...

Your autumn display looks so welcoming! I finally got my few fall decorations out yesterday. Unfortunately one of our pear blossom trees in our park strip has died, so I'm thinking cutting some of the branches and displaying them in a fall container.

Lisa said...

Ya'll aren't under water are you?!? I saw the Atlanta area on the news this morning. They showed one of the rollercoasters at six flags under water. Crazy!
It's been raining here for about 2 weeks and they say we've gotten 6-12 inches so far. Soon we might be able to canoe around town :)

The Susan Branch book is beautiful.
Happy Fall!

Sharon said...

Happy Autumn Manuela! I LOVE that tea set, of course most anything to do with Fall and acorns I love :) Thanks for entering me in your giveaway! I love Susan branch too! The recipe sounds perfect with a nice cup of tea. Ahhh Autumn!

Sharon

Sharon said...

Thanks again Manuela! I'm a follower :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Everything looks lovely over here (as usual). : ) Thanks for sharing the apple pie cake recipe. It looks delicious!
M.L.

A.B. Creations said...

My mom sent me the link to your website. I must say it was a wonderful site that I needed to see. Among all the crazyness in life, it's nice to see such a lovely place.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Wonderful giveaway! I am soooo ready to get my Fall on!

Laurie said...

What a wonderful tea set, and you make it look so inviting with that apple pie cake! I bought stuff to make an apple pie today -- it's definitely that time of year! Thanks for hosting such a nice giveaway! I'm a big fan of Susan Branch!

Suzanne said...

Thank you for your blog! I've been reading for a few weeks and have been inspired and encouraged!!

Lori said...

I'd love to win this! Gets me in the mood for Fall.

mamajuliana said...

Fall is my favorite season. I love your blog! You are so creative!

mamajuliana said...

...and I am a follower, too!

Sue said...

That book looks perfect for curling up with a hot cup of tea...sweetened with honey and vanilla....in Pittsburgh it is rainy and gray....The Susan Branch books look perfect to 'warm' up our day! Blessings to you! ~Sue~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very lovely tea set!! Love your fall decorations. Happy Fall :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Gina said...

Your tea set is just adorable. Love your decorating and thanks for the recipe.

GrammaGrits said...

Isn't Cracker Barrel great for decorating? I love Susan Branch, too. Thanks for the giveaway. I always enjoy your blog.

Helen said...

I'm high and dry out here in California, but I've been thinking of you folks back in rainy Georgia. Hope all is well with you. Love your blog - you're such an inspiration!

Patty said...

I visit often and this may be my 1st time to comment. :) I love your blog. Thank you for a great giveaway.
Blessings,
Patty

jenjen said...

I love Susan Branch. She is the cutest artist! How fun!

I don't think I realized that you are in Georgia. I have heard that the flooding there is horrible. I hope it stops raining soon. Stay safe!

XOXO
Jen

Bella said...

I just love that tea set - it's so cute. I am totally missing Cracker Barrel now - they don't have them where I live. And I love your transferware dishes, too. Happy Fall!

Tammy/Yesterday's Cottage said...

What a great job you do with not only your seasonal decor, but everything you grace with your creativity and love of home. Please enter me in your give away -I've had that Susan Branch book on my wish list for a long time now!
Many thanks and harvest blessings!

Aubrey said...

LOVE your fall decor! AND I absolutely adore anything by Susan Branch! I shall add myself to your following. :)

Aubree @ The Weathered Cottage said...

Apple pie cake?? ok 3 of my favorite things in one?? I'll have to try. Thanks so much for stopping by and your encouraging words...much needed!

Becky said...

I enjoy your blog so very much. I get inspired nearly every time I read a post, this one is no exception. Happy Fall! Becky

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Oooh, how cute!

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

I'm also a follower!

mustard seeds said...

Cute tea set. I also love Cracker Barrell.

mustard seeds said...

Please enter me twice, I am a follower.
Sheila

Karen said...

What a yummy post! And the teaset is to die for. I wish we had Cracker Barrel here in California. I have been to two, both in AZ. But they were YUMMY and fun! I got some cute Halloween decor this year!
Please enter me .
Yay - Karen @ Some Days Are Diamonds

Karen said...

I'm a follower for a very long time! You were one of the first blogs I ever read! LOl. Remember the Little House Books? :) I can't wait to re-read The Long Winter again!It being over 100 here in So Cal - I am SOOOOO ready!!!
Thanks - Karen

~Kathie~ said...

The acorn tea set is adorable!! And the cake looks delicious- I might have to try that soon!

~Kathie~ said...

And- I am a follower!

bnfl said...

I just found your blog through Save At Home Mommy's blog. What a treasure you both are! Such great ideas and helps for those of us who want to make our homes cozy and welcoming!

Thank you for the opportunity to get to know more about your blog via SAHM's! :)

STEPH said...

hooray for FALL!

Shady Creek Lane said...

Now that apple cake looks like a keeper. I will have to make it.
Please enter my in the giveaway. That is such a wonderful looking book.

Shady Creek Lane said...

Hi, me again. I would love to win.
Thanks again for having this giveaway.

Connie

A Touch of Country said...

Love the fall touches. You always give me such great inspiration.

Thanks!

Fall Blessings,

Natalie

A Touch of Country said...

Wish I had a cracker barrel near me...this tea set is so adorable!

Susan Branch is a talented artist and I love reading her books and cookbooks. So whimsical and fun!

Fall Blessings,

Natalie
A Touch of Country

Brandy said...

I have never been to Cracker Barrel and there's only about 30 minutes from me. You're making me want to go shop and eat there REALLY bad!

Susie Q said...

Look at all your readers!!
That acorn tea set is absolutely adorable and the recipe sounds so good! Perfect for a Fall treat!
Isn't this season just wonderful?
Your vignettes are so inviting and pretty...you have the gift for making a home warm and lovely!
Love,
Sue

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from Jenn's to say hello! Everything looks so cozy and perfect for fall! And I love that apple pie cake recipe!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh how I'd love to win this beautiful book! I've had to cry myself to sleep a lot lately over the lovely Autumn things that I haven't won. Please pick me!!

PS - I follow!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh how I'd love to win this beautiful book! I've had to cry myself to sleep a lot lately over the lovely Autumn things that I haven't won. Please pick me!!

PS - I follow!

fiveblessings farm said...

Hi Manuela,

Thank you for sharing a glimpse into your life. You are a blessing to me.

fiveblessings farm said...

Thank you for holding this give away. I love Susan Branch and have trouble finding her books.

Paula

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