Monday, September 23, 2013

Apples and Artichokes and More

Kathleen is having an apple themed tablescape challenge for Let's Dish this week. I was not sure what I was going to do but I know I have some plain apple green dinnerware and I thought I would use them with some apple table accessories.
 
But John and I went to Baton Rouge last weekend and we were near Marshall's so I suggested we stop there and he obliged.
Lo and behold...sitting on the shelves were dinner plates with apples, lol. What do you think I did? Look for salad plates that would go with them and guess what! I found them, showed them to John and asked if I should buy them. As usual, he never says "No". I can buy them without asking but I like to ask because it makes me feel like I have his approval first and it makes me less guilty in spending, lol.
 

And there they are! The dinner plates are all the same but the salad plates all have different fruits on them, one of which has apples. I have a mosaic of the different patterns below.
 I've had this vase with apples and artichokes with fall foliage for several years now. I thought it would be perfect for this table.
I used a sparkly glass apple green charger plate.

 Below, you will see all the different salad plates, pears, peaches, plums and apples. The dinner plates, one of which is pictured at the bottom right of the mosaic, all have different fruits on the same plate.

The basket with fruit (including 2 apples) jars came from Eccentricities, a consignment and antique store downtown.

 The artichoke name place holder is from Williams Sonoma. I have been eyeing them for quite some time and they finally had them on clearance last weekend so I bought them. I also bought matching napkin holders.
 I added a little straw scarecrow for some whimsy. After all, we need to shoo the birds away from the apples.



 I wanted to use my rustic orange (which looks more like red) goblets but I could not find them. I  know they are in a bin in the garage but they are not cataloged yet.

 Ceramic artichoke napkin rings from Williams Sonoma. They were on clearance for $2.54 each.
 We will need this wheelbarrow (salt cellar) to carry the apples that we pick. Notice the asparagus napkin ring holder, also from WS.

 To serve tea, I took down the hen teapot from the top of the frig., along with the hen sugar and cream servers. I love the little chick serving as the cap, riding on mother hen's back.
 I moved this tea cart from the front porch. It used to be all black but it got all chippy from sitting outside for the last 2 years. I thought I would repaint it but after cleaning it up, I actually like the chippiness and kept it as is.
 The divided basket tray that is sitting on the coffee table came from the top of that trunk. I replaced it with rooster pillows, making it look more like a small window seat now.

 The cups are antique made by Hammersley. Notice the spout on the cups and the deep saucers. They were meant to pour the hot tea into the saucer to cool and then poured back into the cup.
 
Once again, I really enjoyed your visits. I love reading your comments too. Thank you so much for coming. And thank you to the hostesses for all their efforts in throwing all these parties.
 
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40 comments:

Vel Criste said...

And I thought your coffee table was charming! WOW! Love the plates and the centerpiece the most Christine!

Snap said...

love your tea cart all decorated for fall. you found some wonderful goodies just in time for apple day! great centerpiece, too. very colorful. Happy Tea Day!

Entertaining Women said...

You fulfilled Kathleen's challenge in spades! Great job! The new apple plates are darling and they play so well with the green dinner plates. The green goblets are stunning, too. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

You fulfilled Kathleen's challenge in spades! Great job! The new apple plates are darling and they play so well with the green dinner plates. The green goblets are stunning, too. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Christine, I love your apple themed table! I think it may be one of my favourites you have set. The plates are so pretty and I love the green chargers and goblets! A perfect Autumn table! Thank you for sharing it with us and coming to tea. Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Your tablescape is lovely! I really like the vase with the apples, as well as the other items in your centerpiece. I like the salad plates too. Very nicely done, Christine.

Lavender Cottage said...

You certainly captured the apple theme on your table, it looks very inviting.

kitty said...

I love your new plates, Christine, and they look beautiful for Kathleen's apple challenge. Your teapot is so cute and looks darling on your cart.

Linda Primmer said...

I love the shade of green. My, Christine, you have set a gorgeous table. The tea cart is lovely. You pulled out all of the stops on this. xo Linda

Joyce@WhenPigsFly said...

Loved the table Christine. I do look forward to all your tablescapes. Thank your husband for me, for supporting you in your hobby...therefor making all of this possible for so many to follow. I'm also happy that I can click and view larger pictures in a "light box"...just hitting my arrow keys and really enjoying all the pictures with slideshow ease. It seems so many blogs don't have this capability any more...the experience of having to click so many times for a larger pictures somehow spoils it all for me...but your blog continues to delight!

Sarah said...

Christine, you met the challenge for certain. I've just returned from out of town and need to get busy to come up with an apple tablescape. Glad you found the pretty plates. ;-)

Bernideen said...

Christine:
I love your table setting. You are a gifted decorator! Your kitchen is lovely! So glad to have you share at Friends Sharing Tea!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Adorable Christine! I love those Apple plates, they're perfect for the challenge at Let's Dish! The centerpiece is fabulous, along with so many fun and cute accessories! Big hugs,
FABBY

Candy S said...

Oh Christine! I am apple green with envy! The plates are beautiful and those sparkly chargers are to die for, the flatware is perfect, and all of your beautiful accessories combined so artfully. I will be back to visit again tonight so I can pin some of your pictures. You definitely have an apple homerun!!!

Luján Fraix said...

Gracias por venir a Argentina a visitarme, nos separa el idioma pero me encanta ver todos los arreglos que hacen tanto tú como tus amigas.

Preciosa mesa con los platos con dibujos y manzanas, me gustaron mucho las copas verdes y todo lo que publicas, para mi es encantador porque yo tengo podo de todo lo bonito que muchas de ustedes comparten.
Espero que puedas traducir mi mensaje.
Un beso grande.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Christine, those plates are wonderful! What a lucky find and just in time for the challenge. The green chargers and stemware are so pretty with them. Of course, you know I love your hen teapot, and I never knew that about tea cups with spouts. Very interesting. laurie

Terri said...

Hello Christine,
I love your apple theme tablescape. It is gorgeous!

The spouted tea cups are fascinating. I look up the backstamp and found a match for 1905-1906, but, it is hard to believe they would have made spouted cups that recently. I think they are wonderful!
Hugs,
Terri

Pamela Gordon said...

Your green apple themed table is beautifully set. So pretty. And I have never seen the teacups with the pouring spout before. They are beautiful. Blessings, Pamela

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christine you have the prettiest dishes!! Your tablescape looks wonderful!

Karen said...

Wow Christine!
I love those Hammersley teacups! Absolutely gorgeous. Your table setting is so very inviting and I could see some very pretty blue and white china on your buffet in the background. I would love to see all of your precious dishes. Everything is very beautiful. Thank you for visiting me. Take care,
Karen

Veronica Roth said...

Very pretty table Christine, and love the tea cups. I have a couple old Victorian cups in England. This summer I made some tea and drank it out of the saucer like the Victorians. It somehow feels very naughty...lol :)

Pat said...

I love everything about this table, Christine! It's beautiful!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful,Christine!! Your tablescapes are always stunning!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I forgot to thank you for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Diane said...

Christine - love those new finds! Also, the apple green color that you used on the table is fantastic. The fruit condiment holders in the basket are just the cutest things, ever. You outdid yourself - great job!

Tricia said...

How serendipitous to find those darling apple plates! You must be living right! The table looks wonderful -- I really like the green glasses with this setting. And the wheelbarrow -- so cute and perfect!

Marigene said...

All that green...yummy. Love your table, especially that gorgeous centerpiece. Cute napkin rings and name card holders.
Have a wonderful week, Christine...

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Christine, I'm glad you used the green goblets as they remind me of huge green apples! Those dishes with the fruits are just the kind I would love to use on my table. Your hubby to sweet to always say yes. I think they like to see us happy! Linda

Scribbler said...

There are so many cool things on this table I don't know where to start. I love the little caddy with the little apples with spoons in them -- for condiments? And the wheelbarrows are too cute. Well, its all cute!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Christine, I love the new plates and they are perfect for the apple challenge. Your teapot is so cute, and that little wheelbarrow salt cellar is so darling. xo

Kim Hood said...

Christine, I love those plates! Your table is scrumptious with all those apple and veggie accessories. Thanks for sharing your inspiring table!
His blessings,
Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Lucky you finding those plates! I like the glass chargers and your little scarecrow is too cute. Your stemware brings in some nice color and sparkle! Great centerpiece!

Kathleen said...

So pretty! The plates are beautiful, and those green glasses pop off the screen! Great apple accoutrements, :)
Thanks for taking the challenge with this lovely table!

Dianne said...

This is jus beautiful. So rich and lush looking with the fall colors. The plates are wonderful. I really love the sparkling green chargers too. Dianne

Diann said...

Everything is lovely Christine. Your new apple plates are beautiful. What a perfect apple/harvest/autumn table!

Chubby Chieque said...

So so beautiful settings. How I love to grab the artichokes holder, LoL* and the flatwares? FAB!

Happy weekend. Enjoy and Chill.

Hugs,
/CC girl

Elaine said...

Wow, Christine! There are so many beautiful things to look at. Your plates are little works of art!

Sweetladyelaine said...

I just came back from Baton Rouge last night! I was there with my husband for 2 days. He worked, I played with a friend I havent seen in almost 4 years. She lives in Lafayette. I am back in Houston to go house hunting day 3.....
Your table is beautiful! Your dishes are beautiful! I love all your details. Lots to drool over...lol!
Blessings My Friend,

tablescapesbybev said...

So beautiful...I love it all. The artichokes are great!

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