Apple Tablescape

Fall is apple season and setting a table celebrating this part of fall is a joy. I imagined this tablescape as a walk among the apple orchard.


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Everything apple has been calling me this month.  Apple season runs from late July through November.  That makes this a wonderful time of year to use apples in decor.  Did you see how I made the apple napkin rings?  What do you think of all of the textures in this photo?

Selecting a mossy table runner gives the impression of the ground, welcoming the apples that tumble from the trees above.  Adding faux branches and clusters of Spanish moss add to the woodsy feel of the table.

The table settings themselves are simple.  Branchy placemats from Pier One set the scene.  Oh how I am going to miss the creative placemats and chargers Pier One always carried.  Brown dinner plates were topped with pinecone embossed soup bowls.  Steamy bowls of soup are such a lovely way to warm up a cool fall evening.

Stemware for this table is generous.  Heavy green goblets with grapevine pattern etched on them were a gift to my mother some 50 years ago.  The ruby goblets were a Home Goods find not nearly so long ago.  Both remind you of the colors of the apples this time of year.  Ikea wood-handled flatware, an often used set I wrote about in my Best Ikea Flatware post.

Burgundy napkins were tucked inside of green napkins before tucking them through my DIY napkin rings.  

“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.” – Robert H. Schuller

One of the things I really enjoy doing with a themed table is incorporating my chandelier.  For this table, leaves, branches and a few apples on stems hang above the table like the boughs of apple trees. 

I simply laid the branches across the top of the bars of my light fixture over my table. 

“A plate of apples, an open fire, and a jolly good book are a fair substitute for heaven” – Lucy Maud Montgomery

Real apples were carved out to make room for votive candles.  With evenings getting darker a bit earlier, there is nothing like the glow of candlelight to add to a magical tablescape. 

Shop this tablescape:  

Moss Runner
Wood Handled Flatware
Coppery Brown Dinner Plates
Darker Brown Dinner Plates
Ruby Goblets
Green Goblets
Off White Bowls
Faux Apples 
Mini Faux Apples

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  1. That sets such a handsome table, Chloe. Not a word many people would use to describe a table, but I love it. I have those same chargers and yes, I am going to miss Pier 1’s selections. HL and Michael’s don’t even come close. Your apple napkins rings are great. Your crafting always is a step above.

  2. Chloe, once again, you have set a beautiful table with tons of inspiration. Where to start? The chandy, the moss table runner, the apple candles, and the place settings. I have those chargers/placemats too but have only ever used them in spring. Thanks for showing that they can be used in fall too and thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautifully done! I too use apples for early fall. Your moss runner has given me more inspiration for next year’s table. Everything is lovely. Makes me want to go pick some apples in our nearby mountains!

  4. I love the apple tablescape. My husband’s parents always set the table with Franciscan Apple, so when I went into my favorite antique mall, I began buying several pieces. Just as I got all of the 12 dinner plates, I went back for more pieces and found only a few pieces. So I now have 12 dinnerplates, a soup bowl, 2 oatmeal bowls, a gravy boat. Your beautiful tablescape would be even more spectacular with my plates.

  5. Chloe, I love your apple themed table and it is just perfect for fall. The center garland is so pretty and the apple napkin rings are adorable! I hope your dad has a fabulous birthday and you all have a fantastic time on the cruise!

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