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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Apples, Apples, Apples!


Kathleen challenged us to an apple themed tablescape. Very early on I hunted the house high and low for anything apples...napkins, topiaries, faux apples, real apples, but no apple dishes. Well, WalMart came to the rescue...this year they had quite a few dishes. I bought the salad/dessert plates, salt and pepper shakers. They are from the Better Homes & Gardens Heritage Collection. The cost was $2.98 per plate. I hope this table satisfies the challenge!



The plaid tablecloth is one I found a few years ago at a unique little boutique, that sadly no longer is in business.


The apple napkins were found at Savers for 99¢ for 4 last winter. They still had the original tags on them from Steinmart. The napkin rings were 99¢ at Goodwill.


The flatware is Oneida Afterglow.


I started with a woven charger, then added a white Tabletops Unlimited Chantilly dinner plate. On top of this is the apple salad/dessert plate. 

The glassware is a chunky stem that I have used several times, maker unknown.


The centerpiece is a tureen filled with...what else...apples and flanked by a couple of sparkly apple topiaries that I found at Savers last year...I just knew I could use them for something besides Christmas! I like the looks of them so they sit on one of my hutches year 'round.







I looked at this post and realized I had forgotten to put the green apples on the plates! So here are a couple more photos with them!




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47 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a bright and lively table! I love the reds and greens without it being a "Christmas" table.

Love you,
Jude

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! Love the reds. A great setting.
LY,
Delma

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh Marigene, I love this table! Those red Apple topiaries are adorable, along with the red Apple plates, wow! The flatware is gorgeous and those red goblets completes the setting for the Apple challenge. Hugs,
FABBY

Kathe said...

Love the apple plates Marigene! I will be looking for them at my Walmart! I agree, the apple topiaries are perfect to keep out year round!

Sarah said...

Margiene, you definitely met the challenge. Those bright red apple plates are darling. You even have the apple topiaries! I"m still trying to come up with some apples to take part in the challenge. I'm definitely challenged on this one!

Dianne said...

Marigene, I haven't anyone else to see what they did with this theme, but you did it up girl! This is so sophisticated and elegant and homey and comforting at the same time. I just love the simplicity of the apply plates with the white and rattan. Dianne

Cathy said...

Marigene,

Great job on the table. I found the same plates and after visiting 3 Wallie Worlds I have 4 plates and bowls. May have to set another apple table.

Cathy's Cupboard Calamity <;)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Love this table Marigene! You have some beautiful apples in your collection.

Tricia said...

I can see why you couldn't resist those cute apple plates! I love them paired with the plaid cloth -- and the photo of the apple-print napkins against the plaid is wonderful! Great job!

Linda Primmer said...

Well Marigene, you have set a gorgeous table full of apple decor. I love the plates and the salt and pepper shakers. The apple topiaries are adorable. You have met this challenge with pizazz. xo Linda

thepaintedapron.com said...

Apple topiaries! How cute!! I love the shape of your white dinner plates, they look like they were made for your new shiny red apples!!The rattan is perfect with the theme too, it all looks adorable!
Jenna

Sweetladyelaine said...

I love your table Marigene! The apple plates are great! Walmart to the rescue! I love Walmart! Your tablecloth & napkins are perfect. Job well done....love the toparies too!
Blessings My Friend,

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Girl you made did the challenge proud! Love the tablecloth and then the pop of those red apple plates! I really like everything about this table.
hugs,
Linda

Diane said...

Marigene - how cute is this! Those apple plates are wonderful and I really like the napkins. The whole table is perfect for Kathleen's challenge!!

Pat@BPM said...

Your apple table is so pretty, Marigene. I love those plates from Walmart. I should check there more often!

xinex said...

You definitely met the challenge, Marigene. You table is very pretty.mi love the apple salad plates and the topiaries....Christine

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Marigene, I'm so glad you added the photo with the green apples on the red dishes! I love it! Those plates and the linens are also wonderful. I always enjoy your tables so much. Linda

Rettabug said...

Oh How PRETTY, Marigene!!! The sunshine, streaming in on your darling tablescape just makes it look so welcoming & warm.
I adore your apple plates & how lucky you were to find those napkins! PERFECTION!

Excuse me for asking, but just HOW MANY WHITE TUREENS DO YOU OWN???!!! LOL I though I was bad with 3 (and one little one, too) but I think you've got me beat. *wink*
Just lovely!!

Scribbler said...

You have outdone yourself! All the apple stuff is just so pretty. I don't think I have ever seen a topiary like that, but I do like it. And those little red plates -- too cute!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Your table is gorgeous! love the tablecloth and the napkins, so vibrant. The apple topiaries are to die for!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Very cute Marigene. Love the red plaid tablecloth and your apple plates for perfect with it. Sorry to admit that I have nothing apple for the table for I won't get to participate in Kathleen's party.

The Tablescaper said...

Such a great table. Love those new apple plates!!!

- The Tablescaper

Elaine said...

Hi Marigene! I would have snapped up those topiaries, too! Love your red and green, especially the napkins which include apple blossoms, which I think are so pretty.

Mary said...

Gorgeous Marigene, from the plaid tablecloth to the apple topiaries! Those apple plates are darling, I would happily scooped them up and I love your napkins!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Super cute table! Love the topiaries and the cute apple plates. Your tablecloth made a great backdrop. This is cute enough to leave there just to enjoy!

Kathleen said...

This is great! Those topiaries are such fun, and the plaid cloth sets the dishes off perfectly! You definitely met the challenge beautifully, thanks for playing!

kitty said...

I love your apple-y themed table, Marigene. Those Wal Mart plates are so bright and pretty. I love the last photo with the green apple popping on top. Your topiaries are beautiful on your plaid tablecloth.

Jennie @ Got My Reservations said...

The plaid tablecloths that are showing up in the apple challenge are making me think I could use one of my tartan blankets for a tablescape. Hmmmm. I love the bold floral of the napkin against the plaid -- it just shows that mixing patterns in the same colors works beautifully! Great table.

Diann said...

Oh this is such a fantastic apple table! Love the plaid tablecloth and those cute apple dessert plates! And am totally in love with the apple topiaries! Thank you for sharing (in a few hours LOL) with us at TTF!

Rosie M. said...

Hi, Marigene,
I love,love, love those red apple plates. You really met the challenge head on and succeeded! This is a beautiful table!! Rosie

Gina said...

Oh Marigene, I absolutely love this table! Your apple plates are great! I also love the apple topiaries and your red stemware. You did a fantastic job with Kathleen's challenge!

Lulu said...

How cute is this table! The topiaries are real winners as are the apple plates. You continue to amaze me with your finds in the middle of nowhere!!

Entertaining Women said...

Glad you added the green apples...they are the perfect finishing touch. I love the sparkly topiaries. I can see them used in so many situations. They'd make a great Christmas table! Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have a nice collection of apple things! Those beautiful red apple plates just pop on the plaid tablecloth. Great job!

Katherine

The French Hutch said...

Hi Marigene, Love the plaid tablecloth, perfect for your apple theme scape! Now I know what to do on my table, thanks for the inspiration. I’m off to buy apples.
Happy Weekend..............

Laurie Ritchey said...

Such an inviting table, Marigene. Loving that plaid cloth, and those apple dishes are great. You find some of the best bargains. The napkins and napkin rings are so perfect for this challenge, and those topiaries are so pretty. For someone who started this post by saying you didn't have anything for an apple tablescape, you sure ended up with a lot of apples on the table! laurie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Marigene, you can use the lattice cutter in store bought dough too...the thing is that they don't sell dough ready made in my neck of the Woods, lol! I sent the récipe just in case someone wants to give it a try. Yes, chicken pie is our favorite in this house too and forever! Thanks for coming sweetie. Big hugs,
FABBY

Sharlotte said...

What a great table! I love the red apple dishes you found...they are perfect! Your woven chargers add just the right amount of texture with their browns and the white plates you have under the apples? Wow, they are so pretty! I love everything about this table, from the tablecloth to the chunky stemware! Great job!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Sharlotte

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful! I love these colors. The apple plates and plaid tablecloth are wonderful...

Miss Jane said...

I love those apple plates and the topiaries!!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I just love everything about your table from the tablecloth to the awesome plates, (which I cannot fine at walmart) dang, oh well...the apple tree is so so cute and perfect to the table and I love the salt and pepper shakers, you hav done an outstanding job on the challenge...Phyllis

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Great looking tablescape --I love the apple plates and the apple trees.

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Beeutiful by Design said...

Love those topiary apples! The apple plates are so cute too-Jennifer

ana@carpe_diem said...

ohhh, I love your table! expecially the table cloth :)
thanks for visiting earlier!

Jacqueline said...

I would say they are the prettiest apple plates! I didn't see those anywhere. I looked high and low and didn't see an apple plate, an apple topiary, or an apple napkin, just fresh apples out on the tree so I didn't give it a whirl. But these red apple plates could have easily fallen into my cart had I seen them.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ohhhhhhh..my heart rate went UP on this tablescabe! I adore it! Yeah, I know, mushy, but I really do. It's just gorgeous!! :)