The theme for this week's Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen is apples! Alas, I don't have any apple-themed dishes -- yet -- so I'd have to bring apples in another way. I decided to use my Castleton Gloria dishes that my mama surprised me with last year. So, Saturday morning I pulled out a plate and went to the closet where I keep table linens and tried it with several different colors. I finally settled on layering my twig placemats over some green ones.
With the green background, Granny Smith apples were called for. I piled a bag of small ones into my trifle bowl, added water, then stuck in carefully arranged some mums. So easy, but I really like the look!
I wanted to add some more color, so I used the handy tool my son gave me and cut out the tops of some larger Granny Smiths, then used it again to cut some soaked floral foam to fit the opening. The tool makes holes the right size for tealights, but I wanted to use flowers this time.
I inserted some mums and they turned out pretty cute!
You've heard of The Young and the Restless? And The Bold and the Beautiful? Well, the story of my life would have to be called The Dull and the Dutiful. No one would buy my autobiography, as I had a happy childhood, married a terrific man, and have two brilliant and delightful adult children and three adorable (and brilliant) grandchildren. Oh, and I have just retired from a long career in higher education!