I hope you had a fun, restful, and blessed Labor Day weekend!
What do you think of when pondering your family tree?
Thank you, Patricia Neely-Dorsey!
Last week, as I thought ahead to our Labor Day weekend family reunion in Tennessee, the right elements magically appeared for this family tree tablescape. (It had to be God because I don’t believe in magic!)
You may remember from past fall tables that I enjoy using Granny Smith apples to decorate (and eat). I’d already bought the apples in preparation for this green apple season. I’ve published many green apple tables, so how would I make this one different?
Can you see the wood grain imprint on the square plates?
A couple of weeks ago, I found them at T.J. Maxx and walked away…only to return after ten minutes or so. Who can pass up $3 a plate?
Plus, when I thought long and hard (for ten whole minutes) about intentional purchases, I realized I’d kick myself later if I didn’t get them!
Early last week, I stopped at a nearby fabric shop and checked the clearance room for the wood grain fabric I’d seen there in the past – hopefully in a color I could use.
I have this same print in navy on a pillow in our Guest Room in Nature, Navy, and White. Do you remember the Mississippi pillow with the body pillow sham?
I was actually hoping to find the navy, but the teal print was an acceptable alternative.
With thoughts of a family tree, naturally, the Manzanita branch came to mind.
The caramel-toned votive candles remind me of caramel apples – and the Fall Spice Caramel Apple Dip I make each fall.
At least the candles are calorie-free. 🙂
The summer floral napkins added a few additional colors to the mix while repeating the green and a lighter shade of the teal.
The napkins rings are another woodsy accent.
It’s probably wrong to use plastic flatware, but that’s all I have on hand with a stick look.
Apple green plastic summer plates might be wrong, too, but the color is right. (If you decide to break one rule, you may as well break a few more! Wink.)
Dollar Tree charcoal stems are similar in color to the aged silver candle holders.
We had the last reunion seven years ago at our house, so we were overdue for our family time together. One of my cousins said she hasn’t laughed so much in a very long time. Laughter truly is our favorite past-time.
Our weekend was so much fun that no one wanted it to end.
When I think of my family tree, fun monkeys hanging from branches come to mind. Even though they give you painful side aches from laughter, they are all such good apples!
Do you have fun extroverts in your family tree?