I hope you had fun times with family and/or friends over the Labor Day weekend! We got a lot done and had much fun in the process. (More on that over the next couple of weeks.)
I love to use the early days of September for delving into all things apple. If we skip right over to pumpkins, we’ll totally miss out on the apple phase. And, then we travel all the way to Thanksgiving with pumpkins, pumpkins, and oh-my-goodness-I’m-sick-of-pumpkins!
I’m being intentional about enjoying each phase and not skipping over anything. Are you with me?
Granny Smith apples are wonderful to eat and to decorate with during fall. Since I painted my kitchen blue, I can throw all the green I desire onto the kitchen table without worrying about having too much green.
The apple that started it all in this table setting is this apple-shaped gourd I painted a few years ago when I was in a painting gourds phase. (It’s so easy! See How to Paint Gourds for Fall Decor.)
On the antique shopping excursion with my high-school friends last month, I found a small and very old antique stool – for a child or maybe a doll. It was adorable! And, it was fifty something dollars. Naturally, I decided to pass. Three weeks later, I saw this one in Hobby Lobby for a song and snatched it right up.
We need a chalk board for school, so I removed this one from my office wall, including chalk and eraser, and put it to use. I wrote a Bible verse about keeping the Lord’s teaching as the apple of our eye. So true!
The table cloth has a similar pattern as the square salad plates.
Can you see the wood grain pattern on the white plate? I added rattan chargers to keep the tree effect. Apple tree, of course.
I’ve had these apple bowls for several years and have used them very little. It’s amazing how much apple green we have in our cabinets when we search!
The polka-dot plates have black dots rimmed in brown, just as the plate is rimmed in brown.
I used the flatware and the stems (from Dollar Tree) to repeat the black.
I used the table-cloth and the wood grain plates in Only Good Apples on THIS Family Tree Tablescape,. It’s surprising how different a table can look with some identical basic elements.
The polka-dot plates were used at this De-Stressed Thanksgiving Dining table among many others. I do love those polka-dots!
Patricia Neely-Dorsey has a poem that’s perfect with this table.
Thank you, Patricia! (Like her page on Facebook.)
I appreciate you reading along as I post each week. You are so fun and supportive and you do inspire me so! What in the world would I do without you?
I’m sharing this table at Tablescape Thursday.