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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Red napkins are held with apple ceramic napkin rings. The goldtone flatware was perfect for this table.
Wine glasses and individual salt and peppers complete each setting.
I only have two of the pretty cut glass wine goblet with the gold rims, so those went at each end.
Simple yet elegant, a nice transitional table for Apple Festival time.
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.
I remembered my little ramkins that match the napkin rings, so I added them too. How about an apple creme brulée for dessert?
Come sit a spell at my Apple Tablescape and let’s chat!
If all this has you in the mood for apples, here are links to some of my original recipes –
Apple Cake Donuts
Hungry yet? Come sit a spell at my Apple Tablescape and let’s chat!
What can you make with apples?