Friday, October 03, 2008

I aim to please or another post containing pictures of my dining room.

Thanks for are your great suggestions. I need to use you all more often. Although some of you had spinning me circles on the whole wreath thing. Here's the final product. I moved my old spools into the dining room for a touch of ruggedness and stuck some candles in them. I think that solves the height issue. One of you mentioned that you didn't like the green runner, but honestly it looks good, but my little camera doesn't portray the colors very well. My walls are a very buttery yellow and that green is very close to the artichoke color in the garland. Ah well, you'll just have to believe me and put up with my poor photography until my camera dies a slow and painful death.
Here's where I moved the wreath. And look...hedge apples.
I went perusing the country side and trying not to be eaten by snakes or giant spiders to gather these.
And those little berries are real too. I know! You say go gather and I move...right out the door. I am an obedient blogger.

Happy Fall Y'all!

19 comments:

Lori R said...

It looks totally awesome! Hedge apples are weird though..what are they? (Can ya tell I'm a city girl?) I especially like the way the cut out or pass through or whatever you call the hole in the wall frames the view into the next room. And you look great in the reflection on the pitcher...it makes your butt look smaller actually. (I still wanna be your favorite kid.)And if you need a new camera, I'll just send over my 19 year old daughter; her name is Destroyer Of All Things Electronic.

Pamelotta said...

I think it looks awesome. Very inspiring. Sorry about the table runner comment, it looks baby blue in the picture. I'm sure it's a gorgeous color.

In Texas we call those horse apples. They apparently work great as an accessory!

Sharon said...

Pretty!

I never heard of hedge apples so I went to wikipedia. Look what I found...

Today, the fruit is sometimes used to deter spiders, cockroaches, boxelder bugs, crickets, fleas, and other arthropods. An article posted by the Burke Museum in Washington State claims that this usage, in the case of spiders, has no evidence to support it.[8]

Maybe you won't need your boys to be heroes and can just carry a hedge apple with you. ;)

Southern Gal said...

What the heck is a hedge apple????

Thank you.

Rhea said...

Horse apples!! Or, if you want to be even more technical Bois D'Arc balls. (Sounds like board arc).

No hedge balls. Nope. no way.

I don't know what you did, but I think it all looks great!!

cndymkr / jean said...

Like the others I had no idea what those hedge apples were, how cool looking. The place looks great. What did you end up doing with the plate holder? And can you do a close up of the coat stand? I think I have the same one! I got mine from my grandmother.

Sarah H. said...

Be careful with hedge apples indoors. I have had them get kinda rotten and, well, wormy. Yucko. I still use them inside on occasion, but I check them often. If they get the least bit soft, chuck 'em.

jill said...

Looks great! I especially like the wreath on the hat rack - cool.

Sally-Ann said...

Looks great! You inspired me to drag out my fall decorations. I have fake pumpkins by my front door - long story. My little boy keeps taking of with them and putting them in his bed. Have no idea why. Better not bring any hedge apples into my house. If they end up going wormy like someone posted, and he has hidden them in his bed......
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Molly said...

Your arrangements look wonderful. I don't think I've ever seen hedge apples before...now I think I'll go dig out my fall stuff.

ElleBee said...

I'm so impressed with your fall decor! Here in the midwest, I've heard them called "Osage oranges". Funny how everyone has different names for them!

Jenni said...

I like the hedge apples and berries. You've got to check the hedge apples periodically though. Sometimes they start to brown or go bad. That's the one disadvantage of real--it looks real right down to the rotting or drying up and crumbling.

Now if I could just get my family to listen to me...

Mama Hen said...

What a makeover! Can you come to my house?

1215656559s20768 said...

Nice, very nice. Love those hedge apples, although I've never heard of them. Do they make good pies?;o) My favorite color is green, so I'm especially drawn to them. I mean I really, really want some. I wonder if they grow here in MS?

SheSue said...

I am in the market for a new camera. I need one that I can just tell it what to do and it will do it. It takes me several lessons by my children for me to figure out how one works. My daughter tells me Nikon coolpix is the way to go. If only there weren't about 20 varieties of that camera.

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zgirl said...

I am originally from Nebraska and I have never heard of (nor seen)a hedge apple. They look very cool. Where abouts did you have to traipse to collect those?

Anonymous said...

In Oklahoma and Texas we call these (Hedge Apples) Horse Apples or Bois d'Arc apples. Be careful with them, they will eventually give off a white milky substance which is very sticky and very hard to wash off.

Deborah

Cynthia said...

so I asked Adrian if we had hedge apples in our woods. He said probably. so I have sent Molly to go and find me some.

I have never seen a hedge applein real life. ANd I had no idea that they had such a nice fall name.

I too can decorate by using your informative decorating tutorials....