If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve had green apples on my mind lately.
I made Apple Pie in a Poke, which HH raved about, I might add. (I’m very glad he liked it, but did he realize it’s the same apple pie I’ve made for years?)
A few days later, I made Candied Yams with Green Apples, my personal favorite during Fall.
With Granny Smith green apples in the house, I had to do something with all the extras. Quisine Kathleen challenged us to come up with an apple tablescape to share at her Let’s Dish link party this week. I’d bought a set of six votive candles at T. J. Maxx early in September. Their pumpkin spice aroma appeals to our sense of smell before the food is brought to the table. Sweet!
Candle lighting is always nice. What is it about candlelight that’s so soothing? The stemware has the same diamond-shaped cut-work as the painted diamonds in the centerpiece plate. I just realized the votives are another repeat of the diamond shape.
The plaid cloth napkins are more versatile than I would have thought. The Fall colors seem limiting, but I’ve used them many times at Christmas and during Spring, as well. I still see these napkins for sale – I think at Kohl’s, for one.
The gray tablecloth came from T. J. Maxx clearance shelf. I was stunned at the richness of that color in the room and how it totally transformed the feel of things. It might have to stay awhile! The yard of scraggly orange burlap gives a layer of texture to contrast the smooth gray cloth and stark white plates.
The bark pumpkin trio is a set I bring out each Fall. I don’t remember where I bought them, but it was probably T. J. Maxx – at least ten years ago, likely longer. Mr. Gluegun comes out of the craft cave to help re-attach any bark pieces that fall off during storage. How I wish for a personal “gluegun” for over-50 repairs! 😉
I found these place mats at Ross for $1.25 each last month. I’d planned to paint them brown, but the green was sort of nice with the green apple theme. I can always paint them later.
I love Fall leaves and had to find a way to include a few. My everyday Mikasa Antique White China is the backdrop for the leaves. The clear plates PAM (Painter Artist Mom) gave me are perfect to allow the leaf to show through. (Thanks, Mom!)
You can do so much with clear plates! Do you have other ideas for clear plates? I’d love to hear about them.
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