Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Green Apples & Sunflowers for September

As promised in my last post, here is a look at the décor on the sideboard which coordinates with the Back to School tablescape I designed recently. Green apples and sunflowers along with some school supplies and other elements are combined to create a look that suggests School Time in September.


I'll have a link at the end of this post if you want to check out more of the tablescape but for now, let's concentrate on the sideboard.
 
I began with this centerpiece of an apple under a cloche set atop a stack of napkins/plates on a cake stand.
 
The glass cloche is off an old brass mantel clock that no longer works.  The A+ is written on a tiny chalkboard pick I found in a multipack at the Dollar Store.
 
To the left of the cloche centerpiece, I placed a couple of mugs. Maybe a cup of coffee for the parents and some hot chocolate for the children before they head out the door.
 
More mini chalkboards were added here. These ones had a sticky side that adhered to the front of the mugs and are easily removed.
 
 
Number 3 and 4 mugs are on the right side.
 
I know it varies depending on where you live but September is Back to School time around here.
 
A box of faux green apples also speaks of the season.
 
Here, you can see the combined layout on the sideboard.
 
Mr. Rooster says "Time to rise and shine for school".
 
An appropriately titled book would make for good reading.
 
A wooden caddy holds some school supplies and green-handled flatware.
 
Although white, the star over the mirror might be reminiscent of a gold star for good behaviour at school or getting an A on a spelling test.

 
Tall faux sunflowers are added to each side of the display for visual height.  Lanterns were perched on candleholders beside them.
 
 Did you do anything special to send your kids off to school on the first day this year?

If you did, you deserve an.....

Click here to see the Back to School tablescape that coordinates with this sideboard décor.
 
Thanks for visiting!
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9 comments:

tablescapesbybev.com said...

Your sideboard is absolutely delightful! Wonderful composition and attention to detail...score!

Lady of the Manor said...

So pretty!!

Darlene Gardner said...

Love this combination! Sunflowers and apples are all over my house right now! This is my early "fall" decor!

Pat Cantwell said...

Lori,
My all time favorite tablescaping color palette
is black, white and green, dear one!!!
I l o v e Sunflowers!!!
I give you an A+ for this Green Apples and Sunflowers post!!!
Thank you for sharing and inspiring!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Coming from Amaze Me Monday... Your sideboard and tablescape are gorgeous! Love the striking combination of blacks and greens! ~Rhonda

Pam Lauren said...

Love the green and yellow! Great transition from summer to fall!

My Kentucky Living said...

Beautiful table. Love the sunflowers and black checks. Sheila E

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Your sideboard looks just as glamorous as your table did...........
I love to work with a theme myself........and this theme was very well
thought out, loved all the school supply elements that you used, and
the sunflowers went very well, and liked the addition of the black,
Just a lovely table and vignette on your sideboard. Great job!
and a Great Way to Celebrate the new school year!
Blessings, Nellie

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So pretty! Love the little candle holder with lady bug...so cute!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy