Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Falling for Apples



To me, fall begins with apples and plums arriving in the stores. I brought an armload home the other day and set some in a bowl on the table. Their deep colors set off by the silver bowl became the centerpiece for a table celebrating the autumn equinox.
 


Fall is all about colors and textures. Shades of green form the backdrop in the placemats and dinner plates, just as they do outside.
 

Textures take on new prominence, found in the woven chargers and figural plates.
 

The plates had an all together different kind of look in a July tablescape -- same plates, but with other components. 
 

The rim of the antique bowl is heavily detailed and echoes the pattern of the chargers. 
 

Fresh camellia leaves from the garden peek out from beneath the centerpiece, an easy take on faux-leaf placemats.
 

The candle holders somehow feel both organic and classical. They made their first appearance here last fall.
 

Dark reds appear in the napkins, a color midway between the apples and the plums.
 

Apples and plums are repeated in the soup bowls, with plates alternating between leaves and dragonflies. As a side note, we’ve had more dragonflies than usual this year around the pond!
 


The table looks forward to fall, without quite leaving summer behind!
 


Soon we’ll be enjoying roast pork dinners with homemade apple sauce, delicious apple pies and hot (or cold!) apple cider!
 




How will you be welcoming the return of fall?
 
 



Resources
Soup bowls | Villeroy & Boch 'French Garden'
Plates, candle holders | Bordallo Pinheiro
Flatware | Oneida 'Juilliard'
Glassware | Godinger 'Palm'






 

18 comments:

  1. Oh, Sandra, what a perfect transitional table! I LOVE all the patterns and textures (especially your napkins, chargers and bowls!) Your table is warm and welcoming and a perfect salute to the end of summer and beginning of fall.
    Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

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    1. Thanks so much, Rosie! I think apples make a wonderful theme to build around and there seems to be more and more colors to choose from. Thanks for dropping by!

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    1. Thank you, Joanna, I'm glad you thought so! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I am a real fan of Bardallo Pinheiro. I love both the candlesticks and the plates. A beautiful table and perfect for the end of summer and the beginning of autumn.

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! I love the figural qualities of Bordallo Pinheiro - they add so much dimension to the table.

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  4. Very pretty! I shared apples in my fall home tour too @ followtheyellowbrickhome.com
    Love the dishes!

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    1. Thank you, Amber! I'll have to check out your post.

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  5. Those apples look so yummy! I love your table, love the pretty BP plates....Christine

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Every time I pass them, I can't resist eating them!

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  6. You have taken the apple to another level here!! Very pretty table! Love the napkins!

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    1. Thanks, Ann! The varied colors of apples are so lovely, especially when you mix different varieties together. When I saw the napkins, I knew they'd be just the thing.

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  7. The patterns and textures are so perfect for this setting and this a beautifully styled table. I love seen tables using more muted colors. I love the traditional palette but something like this is always good for a change. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I like to use all the colors of autumn in my tables. I always like coming to your party.

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  8. Sandra, what a beautiful autumn table ! I love the colors and textures! The Villeroy and Boch bowls are a stunning finishing touch!

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    1. Thanks so much, Pam! I really enjoyed using apples as my starting point and tying in the design on the bowls.

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  9. Your table looks so perfect for fall. I love your apple dishes. Please stop by Thursday Favorite Things since you are being featured.
    https://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com/2018/10/thursday-favorite-things.html
    Hugs,
    Bev

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    1. Thank you, Bev! And special thanks for the feature!

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