3-Step Fall Centerpiece and a Fun Evening

October 13, 2011

We hosted our small group Bible study in our home last night.  I had an absolute ball setting up for this yesterday.  Guess what?  I now have a picture of the yummy “Shrimp & Black Bean” salsa to show you (recipe posted on Monday’s entry).  I made it for our group and, they truly enjoyed it.  You need to make it!

I created an easy centerpiece for the table and, made my “Hot Artichoke Parmesan Dip”…will save this to share tomorrow.  Delicious and, my favorite thing, easy!  

2 dozen small apples, 4-5 small gourds and pumpkins, a large container, 1 small glass container, 1 medium pillar candle, 1/2 yard wire ribbon

Step 1:   Place the glass candle holder with pillar candle in the center of the container.  

Step 2:   Place the apples/pumpkins/gourds around the candle holder and arrange until you like it.  =)

Step 3:   Using the wire ribbon, tie a knot around the pillar candle.   DONE!  

Looks so pretty with the candle light….

I set out a tray of red velvet, pumpkin and caramel donuts right beside the centerpiece…the donuts match the apples and pumpkins….everyone enjoyed eating donuts in the evening hours…we have a wonderful local donut shop here called Gibson’s Donuts.  

One more centerpiece picture for you…

Shrimp & Black Bean Salsa ….the colors in this really POP!  **Please note:  Look back at Monday’s post for this recipe and last night, I added ground sea salt (to taste) and 1 can of black eyed peas (drained and rinsed).  Serve with tortilla chips…I made a large bowl and, by the end of the night, there was not much left.  The cilantro and shrimp truly make this appetizer.

What a blessing to be in a small group Bible Study!  I love the ‘community’ of getting together with these couples.   Are you involved in a small group?  Ask about one at your local church, as soon as possible.  A small group can offer support through prayer and encouragement.  Such a blessing!   

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  • Robin

    Very festive! I really like it. I may have to try something similar for my dinning room table – it's looking a little neglected.

  • Crafty Mischief

    I love this centerpiece! Beautiful simpicity! I found you through Serenity Now. Thanks for sharing!

  • At The Picket Fence

    Absolutely lovely centerpiece and that salsa sounds fantastic!! I'm a sucker for anything with shrimp in it. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  • Meg

    Yum….donuts….Yum…salsa…I'm so hungry now! The centerpiece is very cute. I love apples in the fall! Again…yum!

  • Holly Dennis

    Love the centerpiece!!!

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