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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