Showing posts with label APPLE TABLESCAPE CHALLENGE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label APPLE TABLESCAPE CHALLENGE. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


Cuisine Kathleen has issued a challenge for an apple tablescape.  Some of you may recall that when she issued her last challenge (a white plus one color tablescape), my senile self posted it two weeks early!  So, when the date of the challenge actually rolled around, I posted a second white plus tablescapeDinner in a Basket-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Last week, Sarah, at Hyacinths for the Soul, pointed out that the tablescape I posted would be appropriate for Kathleen’s apple challenge next week.  Yikes!  I had done it again, but this time I had forgotten about the upcoming apple challenge, and I had used salad plates with apples and pears painted on them and dinner plates with apple blossoms!  Do you think I’m getting too senile to blog?

My first inspiration for this table came from a bag of small green apples I had in the pantry.  I used my apple green and navy table runner (found on sale at Pier One several years ago).  The table runner inspired my color scheme.

Navy and Apple Green Table-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

My second inspiration was baskets that I purchased when a local drug store had a going-out-of-business sale last year.  I thought the baskets could represent an apple-picking basket.  For a light supper, I filled each basket with chicken salad and egg and olive sandwiches, cheese, crackers, and grapes; covered it all with a napkin, and plopped a green apple on top.  It may just be a Southern thing, but when our evening meal is light, I call it supper, but when it’s a big meal, I call it dinner.  Do you do that?

Dinner in a Basket-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Round navy placemats (from a sale at Kohl’s a couple of years ago) are topped by my green metal chargers and navy pottery plates (Made in Italy for Vietri-from an estate sale a few years ago).

Supper in a Basket-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

Green and navy napkins (too old [me and the napkins] to remember where I purchased them) are held by branches from an apple tree (That’s my story today.  Depending on the theme of the table, those napkin rings could come from another type of tree on another post!).  I didn’t need flatware, because the baskets contain finger-foods.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A cutout of an apple, placed under a clear glass coaster, serves as a place card.  The blue handled drink holders are plastic.  I’ve had them forever, and they are what we grab any time we want something to drink, so they are in constant use at at our house. 

Apple Coaster-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

A larger basket, purchased at the same time as the smaller baskets, holds apples and serves as a simple centerpiece.

Dinner in a Basket-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I used my depression glass compotes to hold green apples, which I cut out to hold candles.

Green and Navy Tablescape-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

The sun has set.  It’s time for “supper”.  Come and get it!

Dinner in a Basket-Bargain Decorating with Laurie

I’m really glad that you stopped by to go apple-pickin’ with me.  laurie

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I’m linking this post to  Let’s Dish Wednesday at Cuisine Kathleen, Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters, Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch, and Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper.