Apple Tablescape

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.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

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.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Using a large eye needle and a threader, I pull the tail back through the serged edge and cut it off.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I got two napkins from the piece too.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

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.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

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.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

The little apple cage holding a votive was a thrift store score last year. I added some artificial leaves to the bottom.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

On the other side of the biscotti jar is a red pillar candle with an apple candle ring, part of my latest thrift store.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Four place settings have red chargers, white stoneware plates, red stoneware salad plates…

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

and small ramekins with an apple design.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Red napkins are held with apple napkin rings. These are part of the same design line as the ramekins.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Cut crystal wine glasses and individual salt and pepper shakers complete each setting.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

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.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Are you hungry for breakfast?  Serving my Apple Donuts, my Carmel Apple Coffee Cake, or pancakes with warm homemade Cinnamon Applesauce would make great breakfast fare!

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

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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15 thoughts on “Apple Tablescape

  1. Kristi

    I just love seeing your table settings! I found some small vintage 1970’s gold glass ‘goblets’ at a thrift store this week and brought them home. They are perfect for a ‘gold’ harvest table. My 10 year old son absolutely loved them. We’ve been having O.J. every morning in them. I think even the attention to small details can really make having a meal together meaningful because it’s filled with love!

  2. Your table runner is gorgeous and every detail of your tablescape so charming! Thank you for sharing @ Vintage Charm ~ I’ve pinned your post and featured it on my Secret Garden Herbs FB page!

  3. Phyllis Smith

    Hi Carole,

    Enjoyed my trip thru you to the Apple Festival, thanks for sharing. You should have won the prize for the most colorful quilt, the others were pretty but didn’t have very much color in them. Sure would have loved

    To have been there and tried the caramel sliced apples, frozen apple yogurt and apple cider slushies. Would have had to stay all day just to try all those since they would make one fill full, have to try one about every 3 hours and have the slushie on the way driving home. We have an apple orchard here in Blue Ridge I like to go to and there is an Amish store close by as well I love to go to and get their fresh made cheeses, yum yum.


  4. dezertsuz

    It’s a beautiful table setting! I really like the central Biscotti jar. I’m happy that fall is arriving. I’m ready for the less humid, cooler weather, and I’m ready to relax a little more.

  5. Melanie

    I’m with Mildred here, haven’t used my serger in quite awhile. Must do so. Your tablescape is very festive and says “fall” very nicely. I am so ready for fall myself, a favorite season. Red apples are so bright and cheerful, aren’t they?

  6. Mildred Plaskett

    Beautiful table. That is a quick way to make a runner and napkins. I haven’t used my serger in years. Maybe time to figure out how to use it again. Fall is a favorite season for me. Enjoy.

  7. Patricia

    I see all of your tablescapes but this one I love. It may be because I have some or simpler items. Now, I need to get some apple fabric. Thank you.

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