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Enjoying Peaches in Recipes and Decor (August is National Peach Month!)

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Hello there friends! Did you know that August is national peach month? I had no idea until I was actually already working on this peaches post and stumbled upon the information. It just worked out that I could roll the theme of “National Peach Month” right on into this post! Peaches seem to be the pefect late summer/early fall fruit, so I always associate them with August anyway.

 

Many peaches in wooden crate and basket with antique panel background Stock Photo - 15252197

 

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I absolutely love peaches and think they are just as beautiful as they are tasty! Let’s celebrate national peach month by enjoying some peachy-keen peach images, peach recipes and peach decor inspiration!  *This post may contain affiliate links and/or sponsored content.

 

 

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Fun fact:  In 1982 President Ronald Regan designated August as National Peach Month! 

 

 

I often spend late summer afternoons in August sipping tea, eating fresh peaches, and taking a last look at my summer magazines one last time right before going into moving into full-force fall decor mode.

 

 

 

There is something about the simplicity of pretty peaches displayed on vintage ironstone that just gives me all the late summer vibes. I can’t wait until our new kitchen makeover is complete so I can fill a big ironstone bowl full of peaches and put in on the island. 

 

 

 

The peaches never last for long in our house!

 

 

 

 

J.H.Hale Fruit Catalogs, 1897

J.H. Hale Fruit Catalogs 1897

One of my favorite late summer traditions is shopping for fresh peaches at all the local farmer’s markets.

 

 

 

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Theme inspired by fall hues, Hawaiian weather, and my southern roots...baskets of peaches...also great to give as favor baskets #AGPinGiving

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I have never gone peach picking in a peach orchard, but that adventure is on my bucket list!

 

Marburger Peach Orchard

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Peaches!!

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Peaches are generally harvested any time from mid-June-late August in the South Eastern United States. While there are plenty of delicious peach recipes for summer like peach tea and peach ice cream, I have always thought of peaches as more of a late summer/early fall “harvest” fruit, along with pears.

 

French Country Kitchen Summer to Fall Breakfast Table Peaches and Pears

French Country Kitchen Summer to Fall~Botanic Bleu

 

I almost always hold out until August and September to really get my fill of  fresh peaches and recipes with peaches. Waiting for peaches giving me a little something to look forward to as summer is coming to a close and fall is just around the corner.

 

Peach (or Apricot) Tarte Tatin with Thyme – tonibrancatisanodotcom

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Donut peaches, a.k.a. “flat peaches” were introduced in the 1990’s but are just now really catching on in popularity. You can now pick up these interesting beauties at your local Whole Foods or Trader Joes.

 

3) Donut Peach - Sarsmis - Getty Images

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The Beauty of Peaches

 

A Different Peach Pie - The Culinary Cellar

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I love the simple nostalgic elegance of peaches displayed in vignettes with beautiful vintage and antique dishes that feature a harvest of late summer and early fall colors in their designs.

 

 

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Summer Peaches and Flowers

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Peaches and peach desserts look lovely paired with blue dishes and accents too.

 

 

Vintage French Ironstone Transferware Compote

Dreamy Whites 

 

Glowing late summer peaches on fine antique Blue Willow china plates... Original photogrpahy by Diane Heller, (c)dianeheller2017

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Fun fact: Peaches are native to China.

 

 

I would love to set up a lovely August tablescape using these beautiful vintage “Louise” Bavaria dishes with a peach motif.

 

 

Last year I used peaches as part of my summer-to-fall transitional decorating in the dining room. I was actually inspired to use peaches when I found these sweet vintage saucers at the Habitat Restore last year for pennies on the dollar.

 

 

Early Fall Decorating with Vintage and Thrifted Finds

 

 

 

 

 

 

The peaches were all gone by the time my post actually went live! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

early fall decorating with flowers and peaches and coffee mugs

With the beautiful warm peach/coral and even red tone of their skins, peaches are a perfect transitional fruit to  display along with apples and pears before pumpkins dominate the scene.

 

 

 

Of course pumpkins and peaches can also combine together beautifully for an early fall tablescape if you simply can’t wait for pumpkins!

 

 

White bowl of Peach Pie Filling, with cinnamon and peaches nearby.

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I always associate cinnamon with autumn too, so I think that’s why peach desserts always give me the early fall vibes.

 

 

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Recipe | August Peach Crisp - The Quick Journey

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Empanadas de Durazno (Peach Hand Pies)

Peach Hand Pies

 

 

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Peachy Keen Recipes for August and September

 

The Best Fresh Peach Salsa recipe. This 6 Ingredient simple, easy and healthy fruit salsa is perfect for summer. Uses lime juice, cilantro, jalapeno and a tomato. Uses include a homemade dip with chips for an appetizer or a topping for grilled fish like salmon or tilapia, shrimp or tacos for dinner. No cooking required! Vegan and gluten free. / Running in a Skirt

6 Ingredient Fresh Peach Salsa

August is the time to harvest all the fresh garden produce, which means having plenty of ingredients to make the absolute best peach salsa!

 

 

Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalapeño Salsa ~ this lightning quick meal is low calorie, low fat, low carb, gluten free, Whole 30 and Paleo compliant, not to mention Weight Watchers friendly. But more importantly, it's healthy and insanely delicious.

Grilled Chicken with Peach Jalepeno Salsa

This recipe is great for those super hot August days when you are still feeling the summer vibes.

 

 

Mediterranean Style Chicken and Peaches: a healthy one skillet wonder.

Chicken and Peaches in the Healthy Mediterranean Fashion

 

I am looking forward to trying this heartier recipe of mediterranean chicken and peaches when the weather starts to cool down. 

 

 

Old Fashioned Peach Cobbler | Gluten Free Peach Cobbler

Gluten Free-Peach Cobbler

No matter if it feels like summer, or if it feels like fall…I can’t wait to make some gluten-free (and dairy free by subbing almond milk) peach cobbler in my crock pot!  Peach cobbler is actually one of the best and easiest desserts that I have found that actually tastes like the original. I have even made it without added sugar and it still tastes delicious!

 

August is National Peach Month! Celebrate with our Peach Cobbler Chalk Art Recipe - Print

Peach Cobbler Recipe Print~Lily and Val

 

 

 

Peach Clafoutis (gluten-free) made with almonds

Gluten Free French Peach Clafoutis

Being a Francophile I am super excited to finally try making peach clafoutis! Eggs are an essential ingredient in clafoutis, but up until this past year I couldn’t enjoy this dessert due to a chicken egg allergy. Last winter I discovered I can eat duck eggs though, so now I can use them as a chicken egg substitute! I will definitely follow-up with a post on how gluten-free peach clafoutis turns out!

 

 

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Another fun fact: August 22nd is national eat a peach day!  I will be eating a peach (or two)… will you?

 

 

 

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For more recipes, check out the Peach Truck Cookbook. I just might have to add this cookbook to my library. 

 

 

Pretty in Peach

 

 

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By the way, you just might see some peachy art or  peach themed vignettes in my new kitchen! Hopefully it will be finished up in time for early fall!

 

Honey Brush Design Kitchen Dish Towel 100% Cotton Flour Sack Tea Towel (Peaches)

 

I love this sweet peaches tea towel on Amazon too. I may have to order it!

 

Old World Charm | RueRue Magazine

I couldn’t resist adding this photo of a lovely antique settee with the perfect fuzzy peach velvet upholstery! Swoon!

 

 

Vintage Reproduction by: Bill Greening Release Date: 11/19/2009 Product Code: R9525 1985’s Peaches ‘n Cream™ Barbie® doll is an especially cherished doll. The original box said “She’s as pretty as a peach blossom!” Beautiful peach gown, stole, and opulent design made this doll a favorite.

 

And for all you 80’s gals out there…who remembers Peaches and Cream Barbie? She was one of my favorites! (By the way, I still have mine!)

 

 

 

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I hope you have enjoyed celebrating national peach month with me! Are you a fan of peaches? What’s your favorite recipe? I love hearing from you, dear readers! 

 

You're a peach printable and gift idea- perfect for anyone. Make this sugar scrub and attach the peach for a super cute gift that anyone will love!

 

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Thanks for visiting today, you are such a peach! 😉 

 

 

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21 Comments

  • Reply Debra Oliver

    oh so pretty, I can almost smell them. definitely “Summer”!

    August 11, 2020 at 10:56 pm
  • Reply Nellie

    Love all your pictures with peaches. I love me some peaches, they are one of my fav fruits.
    My favorite pic of yours was the vignette with the bright yellow and orange flowers and peaches.
    So lovely.
    Enjoy all those peaches,
    Blessings, Nellie

    August 12, 2020 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I love this post Amber! The peach pictures are just so pretty!

    August 12, 2020 at 7:11 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Kim!

      August 13, 2020 at 9:13 pm
  • Reply Maristella

    Fabulous!!!

    August 12, 2020 at 9:11 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you Maristella!

      August 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply Allyson

    Beautiful photos filled with so much decor inspiration! What a great find on your saucers ~ I like shopping at ReStore/Habitat store. I love the peach print from Etsy!

    August 13, 2020 at 9:38 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much!

      August 13, 2020 at 9:12 pm
  • Reply [email protected]

    Well God Bless Ronald Reagan! I adore peaches! I’ve not seen those flat peaches before and they are so cute! Looking forward to adding peaches to me pre-fall decor. The colors are gorgeous. Love this post. You are so creative. I need to come rub your head and see if some if it can rub off on me?!

    August 13, 2020 at 10:38 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thanks Cindy!

      August 13, 2020 at 8:54 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Payne

    I love this post

    August 13, 2020 at 1:35 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Thank you so much!

      August 13, 2020 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Botanic Bleu

    Amber,
    Peach is my sister’s favorite color, and she loves French decor. Of course, I had to save the peach French settee to pinterest for her. My mother made the best fried peach pies and peach cobbler. She always froze peaches to use all during the winter. Loved this post all about peaches…! Thanks for including a shout-out with my photo of peaches and pears last summer.

    Judith

    August 13, 2020 at 6:45 pm
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      Oh I am so glad that you enjoyed this post and found inspiration for your sister too! I don’t know why I never thought to freeze peaches! I will pick up some more from the market tomorrow. It will be nice to have peach cobbler around Thanksgiving too!

      I was actually meaning to message you to let you know that I had included your photo. I always love what you share!

      Thanks for visiting!

      August 13, 2020 at 8:49 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Amber, this is such a yummy post all around! Love all the peach photos you’ve found on the web. I know the duck eggs will work fine — I just ate a duck egg mixed with chicken eggs while I was out in California for my FIL’s memorial. My best friend has had ducks and chickens for years and they always send me home with eggs. The duck egg was like two eggs, perfect for an omelette! (which is what I had the next day at my mother-in-law’s home).

    Happy peach cooking! I am looking forward to fall cooking, too. Totally forgot to get some peaches today. Plums I bought last week were great, though.

    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    August 14, 2020 at 10:49 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    Amber, I’m excited to feature your post this week on the Tuesday Turn About Link Party. I can’t imagine a summer without peaches and all the delicious ways to enjoy them! Love the fun facts you included too.

    August 17, 2020 at 8:04 pm
  • Reply Barbara at Mantel and Table

    Oh I LOVE this post Amber! Peaches are one of my favorite foods ever, and I’m so excited to eat a whole bunch on the 22nd! I might practice a little bit first! 🙂 Thanks for curating the gorgeous photos and recipes – I’ve marked several of them to try. I think I have that same saucer too – it’s so fall. Enjoy the rest of your peach month!

    August 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    All so beautiful and delicious!

    August 19, 2020 at 12:22 am
  • Reply Marilyn

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    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
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    August 19, 2020 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    Amber,
    Also, happy to feature your post this evening at Share Your Style #269. <3 Love peaches!!! :)'

    Happy summer,
    Barb 🙂

    August 19, 2020 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

    I love peaches and I always look forward to them this time of year! Thanks for sharing this at Farmhouse Friday!

    August 20, 2020 at 3:10 pm
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