Thursday, September 1, 2016

Green Apple Tablescape

It's apple season around here and I've used that as a theme for a late summer tablescape. I'm hoping I can transition into fall soon but I'm not quite ready.  :(

 I had extra incentive to create this tablescape as my daughter and her boyfriend were visiting and I wanted a colourful cheery table setting for the meals we shared with them.

My centerpiece, of course, involved apples...though these were of the faux variety.

I stacked them into this small wooden crate and added some little white faux flowers.

Next to the apple crate, I placed a hurricane candle and an apple-filled burlap sack.


I  was happy to find the perfect shade of green candles in my stash.

I used a brown tablecloth with a green plaid overlay on top.

These green buckets are something I bought at the Dollar Store a few years back but hadn't used.

I decided to create apple-bucket placecard holders out of them.



I made the placecards on the computer and just taped them to a faux apple.

I used a brown and a green napkin and tucked them both into the buckets.

Water glasses were given a fun touch with these polka dot straws.

Each place setting got an individual tealight.

I placed the candleholder in a tiny grapevine wreath and added a polka dot ribbon.

The dish stack was compiled using a brown charger, green dinner plate and brown salad plate.

I made the faux boxwood wreath that I put around the bottom of the little burlap sacks. I just hot-glued faux boxwood around grapevine wreaths.



This tablescape had to do double duty for both daytime meals as well as evening while our special guests were here.


It was pouring rain with loud thunder while we ate dinner so we felt doubly cozy sitting around the table by candlelight.


Who says green apples aren't sophisticated enough for fine dining?    ;)

Okay, I think it's time to think full-on fall and get busy with decorating for it this weekend. Hope you'll check back and see what I've come up with.

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19 comments:

Veronica said...

This is so beautiful and unique! You are truly blessed with a gift!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I've seen wreaths with green apples, but never thought of a tablesetting. It looks wonderful!

Maria Elena said...

It looks amazing, Lori! You really have a gift for creating tablescapes. Any guest would feel special seating at one of your beautiful tables. Take care,. Maria

FABBY'S LIVING said...


You are so very creative and talented tablescaper. You are in my small group of favorites. I love how you did your centerpiece in the crate with the faux apples. Everything looks amazing.
FABBY

Dianne said...

Lori,
this is wonderful. I love the colors and all the special touches you added. I am sure your visitors felt the love you put into creating this table. Dianne

Pam Richardson said...

Lori, I love your green apple themed Tablescape. Every element works together to create a beautiful setting! Happy Labor Day weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

Pat Cantwell said...

Lori,
Stunning Green Apple tablescape, dear one!
Love the brown, white and green color combination!
The green overlaid topper is quite attractive
and carries the theme throughout your design!
A graceful transition from Summer~to~Autumn!
Fondly,
Pat

Rosie M. said...

Oh, my, this is an absolutely beautiful space. I love all your attention to detail and your apples and faux flowers in a crate make a perfect centerpiece. I know what you mean about the giving up summer for fall, but you've transitioned perfectly and have inspired me as well to get those bins out and start decorating for the next season to come! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Gorgeous Lori, love your design with the green apples. I had just seen a centerpiece with green apples and thought it would it was a great look for fall, you must have seen that same pic!! I know your daughter and friend will love it, it has such a punch. As always, your design and lighting for the table are stunning. Great choices.

Christine Graves said...

Absolutely stunning table! Sharing it on my FB this week. Have a good day!

The Charm of Home said...

That is perfect for this time of year! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What a great table. You did so many creative things here. Loved the lil
buckets with the napkins and place cards, and your whole centerpc. was
wonderful. I have those same tea light candle holders, so really like those too. lol Also liked the addition of the plaid fabric underneath your
centerpc. as well...........just a lovely table.
Blessings, Nellie

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love each detail Lori especially those cute grain sacks with the apples! Those buckets are such a cute idea too! I like how you wrapped the brass candle holder and the candle with the raffia! I have a crate I should use- you've inspired me again!

Connie said...

Absolutely enchanting . . . your table is breath-taking. Wouldn't that be pretty for a September wedding :)

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness! I am in love!!!! Absolutely beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

bj said...

Excuse me while I FALL IN LOVE...this is just about the cutest table I've seen in a long long time...you really nailed it with all the details....
here from Art and Sand...

Sandra Lee said...

I'm slowly tip toeing into fall and this is a great transitional table.

The Freckled Rose said...

What an absolutely stunning tablescape! I love the cute buckets. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Dishing It & Digging It!

Art and Sand said...

Your tablescape is gorgeous.

Thanks for sharing with SYC.