Apple Festival Tablescape

Coming up in just a few days, the annual Apple Festival will run four days over Labor Day weekend in downtown Hendersonville, starting on Friday.  This is really a fun event, such a small town thing.  I’ve posted about it in the past, showing the wide range of apple varieties and yummy things made with apples you can get in Apple Festival 2014.  Then, the following year, I showed some of the festivities connected to the event including the apple booths, the car show and quilt show associated with the festival in Apple Festival 2015.  At some point I’ll get good photos of the King Apple parade to show you, it has to be seen to be believed, LOL!!  A tablescape of apples seems right at this time of year, not fall yet, but close to the end of summer.  I decided on a red and gold scheme, and began with my red tablecloth with gold chargers.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

In the center is a basket of apples.  I have some artificial apples for now, and will replace those with Honey Crisps and Jonagolds later.  I found the red ceramic basket at the thrift store this past week.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

On each end, I placed a couple of unscented votives, another apple, and a half apple salt and pepper shaker with the ‘cut’ side facing out.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Underneath is a corduroy runner that is just a single layer of fabric with the edges serged with a rolled edge.  The apple print is perfect for this table.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Place settings have white china plates on gold chargers, with my apple salad plates.  I have four with little birds and four with just apples.  The birds remind me of Carolina wrens.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Red napkins are held with apple ceramic napkin rings.  The goldtone flatware was perfect for this table.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Wine glasses and individual salt and peppers complete each setting.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I only have two of the pretty cut glass wine goblet with the gold rims, so those went at each end.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Simple yet elegant, a nice transitional table for Apple Festival time.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I found this little apple dish at the thrift store recently too, so it is added with a butter knife.  I can use it to pass softened butter for fresh baked rolls.

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

I remembered my little ramkins that match the napkin rings, so I added them too.  How about an apple creme brulée for dessert?

Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

Come sit a spell at my Apple Tablescape and let’s chat!

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If all this has you in the mood for apples, here are links to some of my original recipes –
Apple Cake Donuts

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Honey Crisp Applesauce with Cinnamon

Honey Crisp Applesauce at From My Carolina Home

Hungry yet? Come sit a spell at my Apple Tablescape and let’s chat!

Apple Cookbooks on Amazon.
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Apple Tablescape at From My Carolina Home

What can you make with apples?

22 thoughts on “Apple Festival Tablescape

  1. I love your little salad plates! I can just see an apple/pear salad with some bits of cranberry on that plate! I love apples in salads, adding an extra crunch and crispness to a green salad. My favorite thing to make with apples is deep dish apple pie! Beautiful table!

  2. Rosemaryflower

    You have some gems. I love the plates, and the table runner is sweet.
    I love apples.
    Just like Bubba in Forest Gump, apple pie, apple cobbler, apple pork, apple salad, apple bread, apple lasagna (maybe) apple sauce, apple gumbo, apple juice, apple stew, etc etc
    Thank you for sharing your fancy table

  3. Diann@ Little Penguin Quilts

    Your apple dishes and tableware are so much fun! I especially like the salt and pepper shakers. I’m looking forward to making applesauce out of apples off our tree. It looks like we will get quite a few this year!

  4. Hi Carole! Oh so pretty, and this just SCREAMS fall to me. An Apple Festival sounds wonderful, and also delicious. Enjoy! Happy Wednesday to you! ~smile~ Roseanne


    Really enjoy your table. It just invites one to sit and enjoy.
    I am looking forward to making some Rum Raisin Apple Butter to put up for the year.
    My hubby just requested an Apple Cake with Chocolate Chips made in an angel food pan.
    Love this time of year warm and cool for days. What could be better…

  6. Linda B

    Come on fall…thanks for planting a bit of hope this morning Carole! You covered everything I could think of except maybe apples with pork sausage. No matter what dish I make with the sausage, I try to saute some apple with the onions, etc. That is the secret ingredient in my sausage apple stuffing recipe. And pecans go so well with apple too. Cooking some oatmeal right now…maybe will add a little apple on top! Oh, my grandmother had canning jars of some black syrupy substance made of apples – maybe a by product of making apple butter every year? So concentrated, and a little of that when making applesauce was amazing. It was like apple molasses.

  7. manasotavacation

    Apples, apples….your tablescape is so delightful! I’m getting revved up for the Apple Festival now!! It’s such a sweet, local festival that brings so many visitors here! I see applesauce in my near future for my table and for my freezer!!

  8. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole; Once again, I am thrilled that you shared your table setting with us. I believe you did a beautiful inviting setting. I especially am fond of your salad plates with the birds, but the plates with only the apples are also so pretty it would be a hard decision which to use. Your new basket was a fabulous choice for this setting as the centerpiece. Your table setting is clearly a win with other readers also. Kevin is preparing apples right now from our apple tree to make Apple Butter and can for the year. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely setting! Have a fabulous day!

  9. Debbie Miller Meyer

    Your post makes me longing for Fall. My favorite time of the year! Your tablescape is beautiful! I recently, because of your lovely tablescapes you share, picked up some lovely plates, white with an outside border of fall leaves in orange, reds, and purples! The salad plates I purchased are white and shaped like turkeys! I am an Avon rep and got them from Avon at my discount! Can’t wait to give them a try even if it will only be for hubby and me!! Can’t wait to decorate for Fall, but I do hold out until mid-Sept!

  10. Apple Festival is happening at your house! Those plates and ramekins are wonderful! We had (Apple) Blossom Festival in my hometown, the first weekend of May. My favorite is Apple crisp hot out of the oven with vanilla ice cream. The cinnamon and crumble topping say fall is here. 😊

  11. Susan F Bott

    Love your table design! I love the apple theme and have lots of them in my kitchen. Pretty much all of it is Susan Winget designs, which is what your half apple salt shaker is. I have those too!

  12. dezertsuz

    As always, a beautiful table! The recipes sound great, and it’s the apple time of year. A friend and I are going up to orchard country next week to pick up apples. I might just have to try some of these!

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