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Tuesday 13 November 2012

Decorating with fresh apples - a DIY

There is dust on the floors all over the house.
There are white, round spots, like the footprints of some small animal, from heels that stepped into fresh paint
and walked it off on the way out.
There are the contents of Eva's room being squashed into my office.
There are a lot of things to be sold at a flea market piling up in my bedroom.
And there are fat clouds building up over a roof that isn't sealed properly yet.

But there are also two beautiful, clean, sorted rooms that only contain things I love and use.

And there is the hope that the whole house will look like that soon...

So when I got the crafty itch again yesterday, an idea I saw on the lovely blog Craftberry Bush came back to me.

A project that looks gorgeous, smells delicious, is so beautiful, and has a limited life-span.


To do the same, take some apples and push a thick wire through them. Then decorate with the leaves of a climber:



Once the apples start to shrink I will put it out for the birds.

I am linking to Credienstag and to some of these lovely parties.

Wishing you a Tuesday filled with natural beauty and gratitude!

Lots of love,


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  1. This is so pretty and I think the chickens will like the apples after! ~ Maureen

  2. Beautiful post ( I love decorating with food too )
    But more than that I could sooooo relate to everything piling up in the house and trying to keep a room or 2 free lol
    Definitely your newest follower- would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!
    BTW - my white all over the floors is usually dust prints from sanding lol

  3. What a great idea! And the styling is beautiful!

  4. Jutta, that is simply elegant! I love that you will be sharing it with the birds when it begins to turn. I will also add that your photos are just gorgeous!!

  5. Beautiful! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  6. Jutta, I am just visiting from a link party. Just when I said to myself - finally, a fresh inventive project, I clicked on it and it was YOU all along :))))

  7. Your wreath is beautiful! Haven't seen one like that!!! Pinning.

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  9. That looks like fun! I'm getting really curious about your house now! ~ Thinking of you!
    Lots of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. you are invited to follow my blog

  11. Oh my goodness, that looks BEAUTIFUL. I love that you added that natural element. Really well done!

  12. This is too cute, i'm your newest follower form to cute Tuesday. Would love it if you could come by and follow back?

  13. Wow, what a simple and effective idea. Love it!

  14. Simplicity is grace indeed.
    Love it..

  15. Very beautiful! A very simple and elegant idea!

  16. i love the beauty and simplicity of the apple decorating it is perfect. The birds will love the apples when you are done. Your photos are beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  17. I love this simple centerpiece. So beautiful!

  18. I love the apple wreath. I'd like to do one also. Thanks for sharing. Linda If you make any ornaments this year I'd like you to come and link up at my Ornament Party. Thanks, Linda

  19. This is beautiful. I love the apples. I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
    It runs Wednesday through Sunday night. I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  20. So beautiful! I feel earthy and organic just looking at your photos. Seriously love this.

  21. Really pretty! Such a great idea and so natural looking. Elisabeth xx

  22. I've been thinking about my holiday door wreath
    and your Apple's really look nice.. will give it
    a try..
    Thank you for sharing
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  23. That's certainly an original version of a wreath - but wonder what the creeper is? Doesn't ring any chimes with me, but it does look very pretty with the apples. Read this with enjoyment as a fellow guest on this week's blog hop, and plan to follow you and others. Have invited them, and now do the same to you, to visit my blog at You'd be most welcome. Look forward to it! Isobel

  24. I just LOVE it Jutta!! What a great way to decorate!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

  25. Very nice ideas. They all look so classy! Thanks for sharing on Show Off Friday.

  26. I love this idea using apples, so pretty. Glad you linked up at "I Gotta Try That" Have a great Thanksgiving!

  27. I'm sharing that 'Gotta try this too.'-sentiment. Looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them on the blog.

    On that, we'll have a linky party tomorrow but the blog will be 'closed for business' on Thursday. That is: all the free Thanksgiving coloring pages etc. will be downloadable but I won't be turning on that computer..,So, we hope to see you tomorrow then! And if not, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  28. So happy to feature you at me super link party!
    Happy Thanksgiving! :-)

  29. A beautiful idea and perfect for Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Seasonal Celebration Sunday! Rebecca x

  30. Hey Jutta,
    So simple and pretty! love it!
    Thanks so much for linking up last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space but you have to link back in order to be featured or win! :)

  31. Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So nice to find somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this website is something that is needed on the web, someone with a little originality. useful job for bringing something new to the internet!

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