Are you ready to Welcome Fall? Get a fresh cup of coffee, or tea, or other wake-up you have in the mornings, and settle in for a long post with a fun blog hop. We are in September now, and it is time to turn our thoughts to enjoying cooler days in the northern hemisphere, getting out the light sweaters and looking forward to crisp evenings with good food on the table. I like to make the transition from late summer into fall with an apple filled table, with apple based food.
One of my challenges to myself is to use what I already have in a new way. I began with a white tablecloth base this time, and topped it with my apple table runner. It is a simple length of fabric with the edges serged. The two napkins are placed to form a plus sign in the center of the table. I found these apple salad plates some time ago, and they come out for Apple Festival weekend every year now. Each plate in the set of four has a different scene, two have little wrens with cut apples. I put them on white stoneware dinner plates, these are Mikasa French Countryside. Red chargers anchor the stack.
Apple ramekins are placed above the forks, with individual salt and pepper shakers alongside. Red napkins are held with apple napkin rings that match the ramekins.
Crystal water glasses and everyday flatware complete the settings.
Two of the apple plates show whole apples in red and green.
The centerpiece features a black iron candle holder that usually holds the red votives seen here. This time I put an apple candle ring in the center, and a red pillar candle in the middle. Then, I dug out some apple ornaments from my Christmas box, and placed them where the votives usually go.
The apple ornaments fit the holders perfectly.
Rings of apples in rustic red make a festive focal point.
The little red glass votives are placed at four corner points, with my sliced apple salt and pepper shakers on two sides. I only use these for decoration.
Little leaf dishes hold apples, and fill in the other two sides.
All together, this year’s Autumn Apple tablescape brings in the promise of fall. I like this as a bridge between summer and pumpkin time.
I’ve been doing Apple theme tablescapes for a number of years now, every year for Apple Festival Weekend. Using the same things in different ways, here are a few of my previous ones. This one was for six, with a red tablecloth base, gold chargers, and gold flatware.
The next year, I used a white tablecloth as a base, with red chargers, our good Noritake china dinner plates with the apple salad plates. The same apple topper anchors the centerpiece of that same iron six-votive candle holder with its votives in the spaces, and filled with wooden apples. I put the little ramekins out and used the matching napkin rings this year too. This table used vintage wine glasses and the good silver in a more formal setting.
Before I got my apple plates, I had several tablescapes with solid red ones. For this one, I made the apple topper to go over a red base cloth, then red chargers, white dinner plates and red salad plates, topped with the little apple ramekins. My large apple Biscotti jar anchors the centerpiece.
Another year, I let the wood of the table show, using apple placemats. Red chargers are topped with white dinner plates, red salad plates and real apples. The center piece is a little apple motif birdcage with a votive candle, surrounded by more candles and wooden apples.
If all this has you in the mood for apples, here are links to some of my original recipes –
Apple Cake Donuts
Can’t get enough of early Autumn tablescapes? Visit the fabulous tables on display at the Welcome Fall blog hop, hosted by Rita at Panoply.
Everyday Living – Anxiously Awaiting Autumn’s Arrival
Panoply – Ready for Fall: Game On Tablescape
My Thrift Store Addiction – Simply Elegant Velvet Pumpkin Fall Tablescape
Me and My Captain – Shine On Harvest Moon
Home is Where the Boat Is – Cusp of Fall with Woodland Friends
Hyacinths for the Soul – Whoooo is Ready for Autumn?
Debbee’s Buzz – Alfresco Brunch Peacock Table & Napkin Fold
My Hubbard Home – Country French Autumn Table Using Classic Red Toile
Pandora’s Box – A Yellow Table for September
The Painted Apron – Early Fall Pumpkin Patch
From My Carolina Home – Autumn Apples Tablescape – You are here!
Celebrate and Decorate – A Fall Tablescape in Shades of Blue
Living With Thanksgiving – Fall Vibes
Dinner at Eight – Mums Lead the Way to Fall
Thrifting Wonderland – It’s Time for a Fall Tablescape
The Bookish Dilettante – Back to (Art) School
Life and Linda – Welcome Fall
Bluesky at Home – How to Decorate a Table with Fall Leaves
Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Fall Tablescape – Autumn Gnome
How are you bringing in the Autumn Season? Are you enjoying the hop?
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Apple Theme Stamps at Impression Obsession.
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