Didn't they turn out great? Everyone had fun making these at our party Friday night.

Caramel Toffee Apples

This recipe was so YUMMY! I've never made caramel apples before and these were so rewarding! Very easy, too. I found this book of apple recipes and couldn't wait to try one or two of the recipes for a party we had last night. I got many compliments on these. I set them on pretty individual orange doilies and then on a black tray. Very Halloweenish...

I hope you're enjoying your weekend. I cannot believe it's the end of October already! Less than two months till Christmas.

A Collection Started

Remember when I mentioned yesterday the special meaning of the number 5? It doesn't end with the pumpkins. This gathering under the cloche all started with the Wendy Addison glittery 5, and I added a couple of dominoes I found today here. So it looks like a collection has started!

May you all have a wonderful weekend! I'm thinking we might head over to a local pumpkin patch since our pumpkins were planted a tad late (and have yet to be much of anything).

My Choice

If I had to choose a favorite decoration out of all my fall things, I'd have to say this is the one!
I love that a sweet, little ol' German lady made this for a local shop. She happened to be there dropping more stitcheries off the day I had this in my hand and was headed up to the counter. She even signed the back with her name, Lydia. I love that she told me she bought old frames at Goodwill, painted them, and used them for her little stitcheries. So sweet! The 'five' little pumpkins also has special meaning to me because there are five members in our little family.
So every time I pull this out in the fall, I can't help but smile when I remember Lydia and the little bit of history behind this!

Fall has been ushered in with a vengeance here in the Pacific Northwest! Almost feels like winter... I hope you're enjoying the change in weather as much as I am!

*the spellchecker just told me stitcheries isn't a word. well, if it isn't, it's still in "my" dictionary!