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.
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.
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.
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!
The opposite corners have red pillar candles in short cut glass holders.
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.
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.
All done and ready for breakfast. Have a wonderful holiday weekend! What are your plans?