Autumn Apples Tablescape

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

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Honey Crisp Applesauce with Cinnamon

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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24 thoughts on “Autumn Apples Tablescape

  1. Julie

    So pretty! My Mom had 3 pretty hand painted fruit plates hung on the wall for decoration. Those apple plates would definitely make the cut.

  2. That’s a bushel of apples at your table Carole! Love your plates with the addition of those sweet birds! Your apple salt and pepper set is adorable too. As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you, Happy September!

  3. Bonnie Morgan

    I am ready for fall, and apples are a part of the season. I love how you celebrate the Apple Festival Weekend. Your food made with apples is making me hungry this morning. It would be so nice to have something homemade with apple today for breakfast!
    I enjoyed seeing some of your other apple tables again. It is fun to try to use what you have in a different way.

  4. I don’t really decorate for fall until October and don’t do any apple theme, no apple festival around here but I do ceramic pumpkins in October I have 4 now I think and I put those out

  5. Linda B

    Very nice idea to decorate with apples now…I like that transition idea for an inbetween summer and fall theme. We are certainly enjoying the honeycrisp apples. We eat them with peanut butter. I remember eating apple slices growing up, and we put salt on the slices. Have not done that in years – I think the apples were tarter then. Happy September!

  6. All of your tablescapes are lovely and this year’s apple themed one is no different. I like that you replaced the votives with apple ornaments in the center piece.

  7. Carole, I think apples are the perfect September and Autumn welcome. I love those apple plates! The apple S & P set is ideal for your apple tablescape. I know you enjoy the Apple Festival and look forward to it every year. So happy to blog hop with you!

  8. Rita C.

    This is great, Carole, and a perfect transition before we’re all things pumpkin! Your variety of tables over the years is a good exercising in demonstrating use of things already owned. I love the salad plates. Your arrangement with the centerpiece was quite smart. We’ve been enjoying a lot of apples lately, and our state brags home to the origin of the Golden Delicious and an accompanying festival. Your post on your local festival was also enjoyable. Thanks for sharing your table talent with us on this welcome fall blog hop!

  9. lv2bquilting2

    Beautiful tablescape Carole. I just ran off a copy of your apple, nut coffee cake, and will make it after I go grocery shopping tomorrow and get some Honeycrisp apples. Sounds delicious.

  10. I enjoyed seeing your pretty apple tablescape. It’s the perfect theme for fall, and I almost chose it as my theme. I think I’ll put together one this week in my kitchen!
    Of all the details, I really like the cute sliced apple salt and pepper shakers the best! Thanks for including the links to your apple recipes: I’d love to try the apple donuts! Yum!

  11. Carole, I love your table! Apples are always a favorite, but they seem most appropriate to usher in fall. I am such a huge fan of red, so love the table with the red base cloth, but your apple themed table settings are all wonderful. The plates with apples and birds stole my heart, and the centerpiece is fun and so pretty. I am going to visit your recipes because they ALL sound delicious. Thank you for the inspration! xo Lidy

  12. Kari

    Apples and more apples Carole…I love eating them and cooking with them. Thanks for the recipes too. An added plus. Your apple plates and decor are so perfect for this Fall season. Thank you for hoppin’ with us…it is always fun to see what you will have next.

  13. Carole, what a lovely tradition to set an apple festival theme table to welcome the autumn season! I think apples are the perfect transition for a warm September, before cooler pumpkin weather in October. I too have a go-to apple theme table, but mine also incorporates grapes for wine-making season. You might want to try the easy apple-shape napkin fold for next year’s table. How you found apple Christmas ornaments I’ll never know, but they nicely enhance the look.

  14. Oh Carole, you have so many wonderful apple things! The plates are beautiful! Nothing says Fall better than red apples, and you captured the Fall feeling with this inviting apple tablescape! I’m ready for cooler temps, but not a fan of shorter days…Hmmm, I need to bake something apple! So nice hopping with you!

  15. Marion

    Carole this theme of Apples is great. The plates and everything else are so lovely. Apples are a big part of the Autumn season.

  16. Chloe Crabtree

    Early fall is certainly apple season as much as it is pumpkin season and your table fits the bill perfectly!

  17. Carole, your apple table is just wonderful. Apples certainly speak of Fall and I was appreciative of all the wonderful apple recipes. Really like your apple plates and the apple runner sets them off beautifully. Creative use of your candelabra makes for an interesting centerpiece. Happy Fall!

  18. I love your apple table, Carole. I grew up picking apples in a nearby orchard and making applesauce and cider, so your table brings a fondness to my heart. You have so many cute apple pieces, your centerpiece looks great. So do your recipes!!! Happy fall🍂🍁🍂

  19. Aww! Carole, apple picking is always our first activity of the season! Even before the official start of autumn. I adore your apple salad plates. They are darling. Your centrepiece is so fun! I might just have to set an apple themed table for dinner on the day we go apple picking!

  20. I can see why you use the apple salad plates each year for apple season! The plates are lovely, strikingly painted in a realistic manner. I liked that you used a number of apple accessories to emphasize your theme — rather feels like you’re in an orchard!

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