Apple Festival Tablescape

This weekend is the North Carolina Apple Festival, the biggest event of the year for the small town of Hendersonville. We go most years, and I have posted about the event before. See the posts on Apple Festival 2014 and Apple Festival 2015 to see the apple vendors, entertainment, and all the apple products we can get during the Labor Day weekend event.  DH and I plan to visit this morning, get some apple ice cream, and some fresh Honey Crisp apples, then we will cruise over to the Laurel Park shopping center for our British Car Club’s member car show.  If it isn’t too hot,  I might go see the King Apple Parade on Monday.  This year, I thought I’d do an apple inspired tablescape for a breakfast table.  Of course, serving my Apple Donuts, or pancakes with warm homemade Cinnamon Applesauce would make great breakfast fare!  I got some Pink Lady apples at a local farmer’s stand to provide color inspiration for the table, and the first course.  I love apples with peanut butter.

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

I started with these placemats, they have apples on them along with grapes. Most of the placemat is covered and won’t be seen, unless someone helps clear the table, but they fit my theme.  The napkins are the same fabric.

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

I topped those with my red chargers, white French Country dinner plates, and red salad plates. A Pink Lady apple sits on top.  Flatware and juice glasses complete the setting.  Yes, those are my salt and pepper shakers, just in case we decide to have eggs with our pancakes.

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

Shopping my kitchen for apple themed goodies, I remembered these little tiny ramekins with apples on the side. I only have two, so they went into two corners of the red napkin placed on the table center. The wooden apples are a new acquisition from the thrift store. I couldn’t believe I found them when I was thinking about the Apple Festival!

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

The opposite corners have red pillar candles in short cut glass holders.

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

In the center, a little cage box with an apple design holds a votive. It is sitting on a plate with an apple in the center. Some artificial greenery was added to each side to fill in the gaps, and provide a place for the wooden apples to nestle.

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

Napkins are held with ceramic napkin rings, purchased at a thrift store in Wilmington during our Outer Banks trip last year.
The motif on them is a red flower, which goes nicely with the apple red of the tablescape.

Apple Tablescape ~ From My Carolina Home

All done and ready for breakfast.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend!  What are your plans?



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16 thoughts on “Apple Festival Tablescape

  1. You are always thoughtful about your table settings and they are gorgeous. Makes me wish I had more interest in doing themed table settings.

  2. Phyllis Smith

    Good morning,

    Goodness gracious those apples looked mighty good. There is an apple orchard here in Blur Ridge, Ga. That is a great orchard to visit if you ever get down this way, also an Amish store

    Just a little ways from there as well that I like to frequent, they make a great variety of cheeses so I usually buy a good bit and freeze it. Also has the usual variety of jams and jellies,

    Recipe books etc., the usual gambit of store items. The apple orchard is Mercers Orchard.

    Bought a Food Festival Cook Book that full of festivals to go to with over 300 recipes, it is written by Mindy B Henderson, I bought it back in 2009 so I don’t remember what I paid for it.

    Your quilt is lovely, hope you got an award for it. One of my favorite programs is on, Flea Market Flip with Laura Spencer so gotta go enjoy that, have you ever watched it on the HGTV

    Channel? Its fun to see the things people come up with.

    Have a terrific holiday and a safe one,


  3. Rosemaryflower

    This is pretty. You could write a coffee table book on table settings and fancy arrangements.
    It could be a best seller and you would be famous 😁😍💕👏
    I love all of your decorations, and I love thatyou share with us

  4. Beautiful table setting….elegant yet with just the right amount of “homey-ness”. I visited Asheville and Hendersonille in August last year…just beautiful…(and enjoyed the quilt shops and an antique mall too!).

  5. Jennie Rauch

    No real plans here except to work on the yard & pack for our vacation to Williamsburg, VA, where we honeymooned many moons ago! Our Goodwill stores have 50% off the first Sat. of each month, & of course I went. Thought by 2 pm it wouldn’t be so crowded (the gal said they start lining up @ 8:15!), & hoped the 2 items I had my eye on while there on Thurs. might still be there. If not, I wasn’t supposed to have them! Wellll, the place was packed, but I did find my 2 items (a purple tweed jacket & a picture frame), plus a few (ahem) other items. The treasure I vaguely pictured in my mind is a cake display plate I will make out of 2 cut glass pieces that were meant to go together! No cracks or chips! AND I’ve purchased 2 small Christmas trees @ Hobby Lobby 1/2 price & plan to put them in the grands room, ready to decorate each their own to sit on the window seat when they come this year (age 7 & 3). Found a few tiny items that will work, & surely more will crop up as we get closer to the holidays. Memories in the making! Seeing your tablescape inspired me to try my display idea, so thanks!!

  6. I always enjoy your photos and the good writing that goes with them. I have never, ever had anything nestle on our table, but you used the word and made it sound enchanting.

  7. Beautiful setting. I don’t have anything apple themed that I can think of. I do like a good apple though and apple pie (with a slice of Cheddar) is a favorite at our house.

  8. Mary Jean Cunningham

    I learned something new from this lovely posting – I did not know apples were grown in North Carolina – thought they all came from more northern climes, such as Washington State and New York State, so this was educational for me as well as inspirational! Your tablescape was certainly “appletizing,”LOL. Just last week my 95-year-old mother asked me to get her an apple pie at the store because September “is time for apples!”

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