Saturday, September 17, 2016

It Is Time For A Cornfield Fall Picnic

We have the fortunate pleasure of having the farmer's lovely corn field adjacent to our back yard and before the corn is harvested for the season, on occasion, I sit in the warmth of the Autumn sun and listen to the rustling of the dried corn stalks as they gently sway in the cool breeze.  Although I have never been through a corn maze (and you do not have to be a child to enjoy them), I can only imagine just how much fun it is to get lost in them or to find your way out to the other end.

So in celebration of everything Autumn, I invite you to a Cornfield Fall Picnic.  The picnic basket is ready and filled with a four-piece set of blue enamelware and blue and white checkered napkins.

What doesn't convey Autumn the most than a plaid tablecloth.  I love plaid in all colors, but this blue and black plaid table topper gives a striking contrast to the bright orange pumpkins.

Because the weather is now so much cooler, I finally had a chance to do a bit of baking.  These soft and delicate pumpkin sugar cookies were made from a recipe that I obtained when I volunteered to help with my son's kindergarten class during an afternoon of cookie decorating about thirty years ago!  What fun!  And I am still using the same recipe whenever I make sugar cookies.

What beverage goes well with these classic cookies on a brisk Autumn day?  I believe some toffee hot chocolate with whipped cream would do nicely.  A thermos adorned with blue plaid is filled with luscious toffee hot chocolate. This hot chocolate is a bit more rich than others I have made, but it is loved by all.

There is something about scarecrows that warms my heart.

This year I had to take the opportunity to make some chocolate acorns.  These adorable little beauties have been around on Pinterest for some time and have been on my "to-do list" to make.  They are so simple and can make both children and adults alike smile in amusement over these whimsical treats.

I hope you have a splendid and enjoyable Autumn.

In addition, let me mention that I will be participating in another blog hop, Autumn Tablescapes starting the week of September 26 and organized once again by a very talented blogger, Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate,  Be sure to stop in and visit the many exceptional artists.  The following is the schedule for the entire week.  The Little Yellow Corner Store will be on Tuesday, September 27th.  Come and join us for the many great Autumn ideas. 

Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop Schedule

Everyday Living | My Kentucky Living Blog | Starfish Cottage | Up To Date Interiors | Twelve on Main 
Life and Linda | CoziNest | A Toile Tale | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | The Little Yellow Corner Store | Celebrate & Decorate
Home is Where the Boat Is | Casa Watkins Living | Belle Bleu Interiors Dining Delight | Rustic & Refined | Sweet Sensations 
 PANOPLY | The Painted Apron | Exquisitely Unremarkable | Flourish & Knot | Little Bits of Home
Bluesky Kitchen  | Farmhouse 40 | Designthusiasm | Red Cottage Chronicles | OMG Lifestyle Blog | Knock It Off Kim


  1. You really know your way around a picnic Marsha! The blue checked thermos and napkins are charming and simply perfect. Like you, I love scarecrows. They make such cute and whimsical Fall decorations.

    How nice that you have a corn field near your home. It sounds like something out of a movie!


    1. Thank you Doreen for your kind comment. That goes to say the wonderful "entertainment" we have watching the turkeys in the back yard too. Hugs to you....

  2. What a lovely display, so inviting. I want to come to your picnic! :) Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

  3. What a lovely picnic. It looks lovely with the corn backdrop. Totally country and welcoming.

  4. I am still mad for plaid and love everything about this post. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend!

  5. What a great post! I love the acorn treats and the whole theme is great! Have a wonderful week and the blog hop looks very intriguing!

  6. The whole idea of a picnic in a cornfield just makes me smile!

  7. This is such a beautiful post! I love the idea of Fall picnic, and your cookies look delicious!

  8. Beautiful! I am thinking about doing a picnic vignette myself. Thanks for the inspiration.


  9. What a lovely picnic and I love the idea of having it near a cornfield. You can just feel the crisp air from your pictures! The treats look delicious and those acorns are too cute!

  10. How wonderfully charming. Looks like this came from a magazine! I think my favorite post for the week!

  11. We flew home to book this venue in June last year. Absolutely loved Chicago venues here and I'll be certainly waiting to go back there for more events. Regardless of the time of your event, you always get the same thing: reasonable drink prices, great decoration, & friendly staff.