I really wanted to do something different this year for fall as I had added so much blue over the summer. So I decided to use apples instead of pumpkins. Apples are a big crop here in Western North Carolina and I start craving them this time of year.
For the table setting, I used hand painted Fondeville New York salad plates with Mikasa "Italian Countryside" dinner plates.
I used my mom's 1961 casual wedding stainless flatware, "White Lily" by Oneida...
Vintage Indiana Glass "Whitehall" iced tea glasses and a crochet-edged napkin. Sheets of music serve as placemats. The problem for us is we sit there reading the music.
I filled the box with my grandmother's blue Mason jars, hydrangeas, fruit, pine cones, nuts and berries. I replaced the zinc lids with just a canning ring since I have votives in the jars.
These are just a few of the leaves that have started to turn.
You might notice I lit up the cabinet (black hole) in the corner with a work light. I got the idea from Kelly, at The Essence of Home, then I went down to my mom's sewing room and realized she uses these same lights there. I got this one at Walmart for $7.
I attached pine cones with blue ribbon and lace from the chandelier...
I used one of the runners I have for sale in my new etsy shop, Knight's Store.
I am loving the blue for fall, and I am super excited about Christmas because I'll get to use all the those beautiful mid-century colors of pink and blue that my grandmother used. I can't wait to get those Shiny Brites and bubble lights out!!
As for the apples, I also used an apple pattern on my very first blog post three years ago. You can see it here:
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