Only Good Apples on THIS Family Tree Tablescape

I hope you had a fun, restful, and blessed Labor Day weekend!

What do you think of when pondering your family tree?

FAMILY TREE 2 BY PNDThank 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!)

Family Tree Tablescape

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?

Wood Grain 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?

Green Apple Summer Plates

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.

Family Tree Tablescape

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?

Make an Easy Flanged Sham with a Pillow-Case Opening

Make an Easy Flanged Sham with a Pillow-Case Opening

I was actually hoping to find the navy, but the teal print was an acceptable alternative.

Family Tree Tablescape

With thoughts of a family tree, naturally, the Manzanita branch came to mind.

Monsanito Branch

The caramel-toned votive candles remind me of caramel apples – and the Fall Spice Caramel Apple Dip I make each fall.

Fall Spice Caramel Apple Dip

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.

Family Tree Place Setting

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.

Stick Flatware

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.)

Family Tree Tablescape

Dollar Tree charcoal stems are similar in color to the aged silver candle holders.

Table Top View

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.

Family Tree Tablescape

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?

Blessings~

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Comments

  1. robin says

    Cute tablescape! Love the funky teal tablecloth! AND the new woodgrain plates….reminds me of how I was thinking at Dollar Tree last week with the leaf motif plates and bowls! Nobody likes to have to kick themself later…so…JUST BUY IT. hahahaha

    First day of school today. Quincy and I will be back to taking our walks in the morning. (And maybe both lose a few pounds!)

    This morning…Kid couldn’t sleep….awake at 4 am (That means we may see Ms Grumpy after dinner. HA!) Dog was up at 5. He is now a “dog rug” on the living room carpet. LOL! At least he waited til 6:10 to scratch at my bedroom door. My hubby mumbled, “Your stalker is here.” Yeah, yeah, NOT lookin forward to this “school” stuff again. UGH. At least he waited til after 6. LOL

    I’ve already cleaned all the stainless steel pots…before I made my hubby’s breakfast and lunch.

    I am a night owl who is forced to get up at 6:15. Life just isn’t fair. hahahaha 9pm-11:30 pm is my quiet time…kid and dog asleep…hubby in his man cave or asleep in front of the tv in our room. I watch tv in the living room. Last night all that had to change again. Goodbye summer and sleeping til 7:30am Boo hoo.

    I had a plan. Last night I got my shower at 8:50pm. I was in bed at 10:17pm (supposed to have been 10 on the nose). Couldn’t fall asleep. OF COURSE! Tonight I will have my teeth brushed during a commercial of whatever 9pm show I am watching. I will be in the bed as soon as I shut the tv off and walk into the bedroom. Maybe 10:02. I can do this!!!! 🙂

    Ok, I hear the dog snoring….he has the life! hahaha

    I’m off to do laundry…… 🙂 I will BE an early bird….I will be an early bird……I should already be…I was born at 4:17 am and my name is Robin. hahahahaha

    Have a blessed week!!!

    • says

      Thanks, Robin. I’ve wanted to stop at every Dollar Tree along the way this weekend and look at the plates you mentioned, but it wouldn’t do any good to find them while on the motorcycle. There’s always this week since it’s too hot again to ride! Ooh, rude awakening – literally. I hope getting back into the school groove proves to be painless! 🙂