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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.