Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Apple Picking Time Tablescape

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday and to Red Couch Recipes where we celebrate the beautiful color of red apples and green apples.  Yes, it is Apple picking time again:  is a little bit late here in Utah as June and part of July were unseasonably cold.  I relish this time of year -- how about you? 

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The tablesetting is simple.  Just some very versatile apple red plates along with my apple green salad plates and hob nail apple red bowls -- don't you just love hob nail?

These are A-Kane apples and they taste like biting into apple cider.  My father had an orchard and acquired an apple cider press.  Those were the days when he would be pressing fresh apples from the orchard!  The farmer sells them right on his front porch.  It is about 1-1/2 hours from where I currently live and just around the corner from my brother's home.  Yes, Fritz we did stop but you were off playing.  Every year we make the trip back to buy some apples from him.

A view of the Mums.

Of course I brought you some sweets -- some marbled-apple cookies.  I made these for my church Activity Day girls and for my daughter's teacher for "Back to School" night.

Apple Picking Time Tablescape Information
Placemats, Apple Red Dinner Plates, and Flatware:  Wal-Mart
Green Apple Salad Plate:  Smith's Grocery Store
Apple Red Hob Nail Bowl:  Michael's Arts and Crafts
Apple Red Goblets:  Costco
Red Plaid Napkins:  K-Mart
Napkin Rings:  Style Sisters

Grab a cookie before you go and thanks for dropping by Red Couch Recipes.


Jacqueline said...

Glad to see you made it. I love the red and greens together. These are really good apples, so sweet and juicy but a little tart.I loved the apple cider from Dad's old press. Fun memory. Cute cookies too. They would be great with a nice glass of fresh cider.

Debbie said...

Personally, I just love the combination of apple red and apple green. It's one of my favorites. I even like it at Christmas vs. the usual piney green. This table is so pretty. I would want one like it.

Lynn said...

Pretty colors Joni and the apples and your cookies look so cute! I'm sooooo ready for a great apple pie:@)

Marlis said...

Love the red and green.. and I love your cookies.. as always they look amazing. What a talent you were given. Your dishes are so pretty.. great table. xo marlis

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I like the red and green as well. I think that basket of apples is so pretty, so charming!


Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Love this. What a great color did such a good job with your table. I like how it is so vibrant. Yummy!

Lisa said...

All I can say is LOVE LOVE LOVE. You do such great work.

Dreamgoddess said...

I love the green and red used together! The apple theme is so perfect for this time of year.

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Joni!!! You brought back a lot of memories for me, too. We had a small apple orchard on our property when I was growing up, and my Mom would make all things apple!!! Ooooohhh, the pies! :-) Apple cobbler was always my Dad's favorite. He still tends to a couple of red and yellow Delicious apple trees, but he's nearly 90 now so that's about all. This is a terrific theme to showcase! A very pretty early fall look! And you got the goblets at Costco??? Wow! Good deal! They are perfect with your table! Enjoy!

Marigene said...

Tis the season for crisp apples! Joni, your table is really pretty, lots of red with a bit of apple green.

Unknown said...

Hi Joni,
I miss New York's apple season in September! Your season is very early but you certainly are in the swing of it! I love all the red and green!You picked a great theme for this time of year. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings My Friend,

Bonnie said...

Hi Joni,

Nothing says fall like apples. I love this tablescape (maybe the best of all). I know I asked you where you got these apples last year. Could you e-mail me?

a quiet life said...

Very cute, fab cookies!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Such pretty apple colors. I love apple picking time and your table is just adorable.

Entertaining Women said...

The marbled apple cookies are so good looking...neat treat. I love the variety of reds and the greens...very pleasing to the eye. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Wendy@~Chez~La~De~da~ said...

Perfect for the season, I love the colors and your cookies are so sweet...aaah that's a pun intended ~giggle~


Tammy at Tammy Loves Dishes said...

All your reds coordinate so well; this is a lovely table. Even the mum is a perfect color. The apple shaped cookies are so adorable and perfect for the table. Very nice!

Kathleen said...

How crisp and apple perfect! I love the color combo, and your cookies are so cute.
I did an apple table too. Come over, I mentioned you in my post!