September has arrived, and although it is technically still summer, Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of autumn for me. This is the weekend of the Apple Festival, our biggest event of the year. I have posted about this festival in years past, click 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. I did an Apple themed tablescape last year, and have some new-to-me vintage apple items to use this year.
While cleaning out the fabric closet, I found this apple printed corduroy. Originally I thought I’d use it for a clothing item, but it has languished in the closet now for at least a few years. So, it became a table runner. I cut it to a good size, and serged the edge with a rolled-edge stitch. See my Perfect Serged Napkins to see the whole technique tutorial.
Using a large eye needle and a threader, I pull the tail back through the serged edge and cut it off.
I got two napkins from the piece too.
I put the runner diagonally on top of a square red table cloth. In the center, I placed an apple decorated biscotti jar, and some wooden apples around the center, both thrift store buys.
On each side of the jar, I put half of a cute apple salt and pepper set, also a thrift store score. The set looks like a whole apple when placed side by side, and you can see a cut apple on one side of each one.
The little apple cage holding a votive was a thrift store score last year. I added some artificial leaves to the bottom.
On the other side of the biscotti jar is a red pillar candle with an apple candle ring, part of my latest thrift store.
Four place settings have red chargers, white stoneware plates, red stoneware salad plates…
and small ramekins with an apple design.
Red napkins are held with apple napkin rings. These are part of the same design line as the ramekins.
Cut crystal wine glasses and individual salt and pepper shakers complete each setting.
You may notice that all the reds are not the same. Just like apples come in different shades of red and yellow and even green, I just mixed the red shades.
Are you ready for fall?
Fat Quarter Shop has some adorable apple fabrics if you want to set your own apple table, just put Apple in the search box.
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