This charming fall table setting was inspired by nature, and features apples, eucalyptus, and flowers in cheerful pinks and reds!
I’ve been wanting to create a tablescape with apples for awhile now. I love that apples signify fall, but in a more subtle way than say, pumpkins do. They’re perfect for this “in-between” season that we have right now. Fall is coming, but I know it’s still hot in many areas (including mine!) So this charming fall table setting is perfect for this late summer/early fall season that we’re in!
As I said, the apples were something I knew I wanted to use right from the start. And they created the color inspiration for the floral centerpiece as well. I’ve never used pinks and reds in a fall table setting, and I’m really loving it! It’s a nice change from the traditional oranges and rusts.
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Dahlias in creamy café au lait and bright pink mixed with eucalyptus and displayed in a simple glass vase makes a cheerful seasonal display.
If you’ve been a reader for awhile now, then you know I’m a big fan of using different salad or dessert plates for the season. It’s one of the easiest ways to create a cute table – I mean, the plate practically creates the table for you!
And these plates!! Let’s just say I fell in love 🙂
The charming quail in the center, mixed with apples and pink flowers is perfect for an early fall table setting. And with so much detail on the salad plate, I kept everything else simple by layering it over a white dinner plate and pretty white charger.
Unfortunately, these are sold out and not easy to find! But they do turn up on Ebay here and there, and the good news is, I’ve linked some cute options that will give a similar look below!
Brass candlesticks and some seeded eucalyptus also march down the center of the table on a frayed linen runner, creating a casual feel that I love. No matter how fancy the occasion or holiday, I always like to have an element of rusticity or casualness to break up the formality.
These brass candlesticks from Terrain are a definite favorite. They are the perfect blend of casual and rustic. 😉
To me, it’s always nice to incorporate some natural elements on any table, and the apples make the perfect edible centerpiece!
Flax linen napkins are a staple for me; something I’ve used again and again. I hesitated to spend the money on 100% linen napkins for a long time, but I’m so glad I did! Not only do they have a feel that you just can’t get with synthetics, they wear so well. In fact, they look better the more you wash them!
And dark flax linen placemats add lots of texture.
I’m loving the gold flatware for fall! It adds some really nice warmth that’s perfect for the season!
There’s nothing like creating a pretty table for those you love. No matter if it’s a dinner party, a special occasion, or just a Sunday night – making a little extra effort always makes the night feel more special 🙂
I’m pretty sure more apple table settings will be coming my way this fall! 😉 And maybe some applesauce and apple tarts, too.
Not only did I buy some for this table, but my tree is now producing and I’ve got quite a lot! (You can see how I styled my kitchen last year using some apples from my tree in this post).
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And make sure you stop by some of my talented friends sharing their fall table settings below!
Ella Claire & Co. | Dear Lillie | Zevy Joy | Rooms for Rent
Inspired by Charm | Craftberry Bush | Maison de Pax | Julie Blanner
The Handmade Farmhouse | French Country Cottage | My Sweet Savannah | Maison de Cinq
City Farmhouse | My 100 Year Old Home
If you liked this post, be sure to check out some of my other fall and Thanksgiving tables below:
I hate pumpkins and cringe every time a see a really pretty tablescape that I might would want to copy only to see pumpkins on it! I am so excited you used apples!!!Thank you for not going for the mainstream ever so popular pumpkins!
Oh my gosh, that’s so nice! Thanks so much JaLea!!
Deborah Holmes says
What is the name of the quail pattered plates you used for your display?? They are lovely!!
Hi Deborah! The plates are by Spode and I think one of the “Woodland” line but I don’t remember the name at the moment. I have found them on Ebay though so I’ll keep checking and share if some come up!
Jennifer Howard says
Oh, the quail plates are so charming!! I’ve been hitting my local antique shops hoping to find some interesting plates for my Fall table…no luck yet! Pinned!
That’s a great idea Jennifer! I should do that more often – happy fall!
Those plates are to die for. I completely agree about using decorative salad plates as opposed to entire place settings. Much more bang for the buck!
Thanks so much Cindy! And yes – I have quite a few salad plates in my collection – it’s cheaper and takes up less space too! 😉
Maureen Morton says
Just lovely!!! Since I don’t do orange, I just love this look….thank you!
Haha I don’t do orange either Maureen!! Thanks for your kind words – I’m so glad you liked it!
Aww thanks friend:))
It’s so lovely and inspired me. I went into my garden and just made a centerpiece. I used an old pitcher to hold the flowers. I have white china plates from my wedding and I ordered the quail plates because I just love the colors! I already have the linen napkins. Have silver plate and candles sticks so I will use those. I am going to search my table cloths for something that will suit! I’ll soon put up a table scape! Sooo fun! Thank you!
Oh, that makes my heart SO happy Lesley!! Thank you so much – and I’m so glad I’ve inspired you! I bet your table will be gorgeous!
Where did you order the plates from? Thank you!
Hi Debra they were from Sur la Table a few years ago. Unfortunately they don’t carry them anymore. I usually find them on Ebay but I don’t see any right now. I will keep looking and link some if they turn up!
Thanks for stopping by!
Michael Wurm Jr. says
That one overhead shot with the flowers and the plates …. gosh … I nearly fell out of my chair. This is beautiful! I love all of the pops of rich saturated colors. Bravo, friend!
Aww that is SUCH a nice thing to say – thank you Michael!! Happy fall to you my friend:)