Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Early Harvest Table

September to me is all about apples, back to school  (still remember how I felt many moons ago), less outside work and more of a willingness to cook, bake, and work on crafts.  The weather is glorious, and I remind myself daily that I need to get to an orchard soon.

This week's challenge at "Let's Dish", hosted by Kathleen of Cuisine Kathleen, is all about harvest time.

I was happy to put together this table with my early fall dishes and using my happy apple place mats.   Where I purchased things will be listed at the end of the post.

I know there are sheep in the pasture but this reminds me of a school house.

I chose apple red napkins this time.  Not a color I use very much, other than Christmas.

I found these candle holders at Tuesday Morning last year.  I have not found the right size candles yet, but since we are featuring fruit and veggies, I thought the little pumpkins could fill in temporarily.  A close up of the apple

Here is a close up of the pear

I love the shade and the scent of this  candle.  It stays out most of year

The cute birds are also candles, and were part of my birthday package from my friend Kathy

A view through the bubbles

Some serious blue hour going on outside, you can see a little through the door, along with a misplaced glass (oops)

I will also be linking to 

Potpourri Friday

             " My entry into 
 2805's Potpourri Friday Party    

                   is sponsored by Appliances Online."

Simple & Sweet Fridays
Seasonal Sundays

Chargers, Hobby Lobby
Dishes and flatware from Christmas Tree Shop
Bubble glasses and napkins from Pier I
Place mats hand sewn by Millie, mom to Ahrisha at Joyously Living Life
Candle sticks, Tuesday Morning
Apple dish, The Christmas Tree Shop
Bird candles and Yankee candle, gifts 
Apples and mini pumpkins, Trader Joe's via Mother Nature



  1. Very pretty tablescape. I love the "serious blue hour" and try to capture it often. Oh, love the pear and apple candle holders. Tuesday Morning you say? I've never been able to find a lot there. I'll have to visit again.

  2. Quero parabenizá-la pelo excelente trabalho. Seu blog me cativou...

    Deixo o convite para visita a propósito, já estou te seguindo, se ainda não estiver me seguindo convido a seguir-me...


    Visite também:

    Saudações do Brasil,

    Em Cristo,


  3. Dearest Barbara,
    I love the way you said "many moons ago"♪ Your fall table and early fall dishes are really beautiful♡♡♡ You may know, I love sheep as I was born in the sheep year, haha. And sure the building looks a school.
    Oh, what a GORGEOUS candle holders, they match with fall table scape♬♬♬ Hope you are having a wonderful week!
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  4. A very welcoming table! Love the pop of red napkins and the little pumpkins look cute on your candlesticks:@)

  5. So pretty for this time of year. I echo your sentiments about the apple motif for September. Such a wonderful time of year!!

  6. Love the cooler weather too. I love how you elevated the pumpkins! The dishes are beautiful too. Joni

  7. Dear Brabara, your tablescape is so lovely. I like very much the birds candles, the apples, the red color that you used and i love your door and your home in so american style!!!!

  8. La tua tavola country è bellissima!Profuma di mele!Baci,Rosetta

  9. Barbara,

    Beautiful fall tablescape! I love your dishes.


  10. What a lovely table you've set. It is warm and welcoming and beckons family and friends to the table. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  11. I think of apples in September also! Love your harvest table. Those candle holders are gorgeous! Happy September!
    hugs, Linda

  12. What a beautiful table! I love the dishes. They remind me of the art of Warren Kimble.

    (Thank you so much for your kind words in my blog comments. Your comment made my day!)

  13. I think an orchard is something we ALL wish for right about this time of year! I know I miss the one at my parents' and grandparents' homes. We always knew there would be fresh fruits for picking at will! You did a good job of bringing back a lot of nostalgic memories with your tablescape. I'm thinking that sheep may have been found in a schoolyard back in the 19th century. Heck...people were just happy to be here back then, and they didn't pay a lot of mind to where the sheep grazed! :-) I really like those candlesticks! Very unique!!! They are perfect for fall! Great use of your apple napkins, too!

  14. Barbara, that is just beautiful!! I love apples and am using them this fall too. I found salad plates that look like Blue Ridge, but they are Fondeville NY with fruit. Love your table! Thank you so much for always stopping by and leaving such sweet comments. It really means a lot to me:-)

  15. Hi Barbara, I love your apple themed harvest table. It's so perfect for this time of the year. I so enjoyed a peek of the blue hour, too!

  16. Love your china, and those napkins are beautiful! I love this time of year. I bought some Honeycrisp apples today; they are my favorite. I really like apples; probably my favorite fruit. Great Tablescape!

  17. Totally love the "very serious" blue hour.. and the misplaced glass, i'm sure you had moved it for a shot! Your table looks wonderful. Great find on the candlesticks. Love the placemats with those dishes.. so pretty. xo marlis

  18. Your plates remind me of a big old farmhouse. There would be lots of harvesting going on there! I'm hoping to get a big bag of apples this fall to make some apple sauce! Great table, Barbara!

  19. Ahh apples! Great choice- and you are right this time of year we start to spend less time outdoors and are inside starting to bake, cook and create! I love red so it's a no brainer for me to like everything here! Cute dishes and napkins and I like the candleholders with the pumpkins!

  20. beautiful table and love the colors and especially love the green apples are beauty!
    Yes I normally use red for Christmas but now I bought some red plates and the food look really nice and anyway they will be fine to Christmas LOL

  21. Your table is beautiful, Barbara. i love the candle holders. Great idea putting pumpkins on them....Christine

  22. Hi Barbara! I hope you are not going to burn those cute little birdie candles! The Yankee Candle headquarters is up here in Deerfield, MA, and they have a wonderful display room, full of various Christmas scenes. I love their candles too. I am definitely stealing your idea of putting the little pumpkins on the candlesticks! Linda

  23. Beautiful, as always!! Would that I could be a guest at your pretty Harvest table!! :)

  24. Well Barbara ,you have done it again! Set a lovely fall table. That extra glass made me smile. It's just like you keeping it real! Lol!
    I must say those birdie candles look adorable too.

  25. Very pretty tablescape, Barbara! It is perfect for the month of September and apple picking time!

  26. This is wonderful Barbara! Your checked plates and apple napkins are perfectly paired! I'd love to get to an orchard this fall too :)

  27. Hi Barbara, your harvest table is darling. Love those plates. Apples are perfect for this time of year. i am getting hungry, thinking of apple pie. The candle holders are too darn cute.

  28. lovely warm and welcoming table setting. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  29. Stopping by from Rooted in Thyme. Love the pattern on the plates, I have an outdoor flag with a similar pattern!

  30. Such a beautiful table! Makes me excited for fall - really lovely
    mary x

  31. Very beautiful and inspirational table setting!

  32. Very pretty! Thank you for sharing your fabulous Fall inspiration and creativity at Potpourri Friday!

  33. Cozy and welcoming....LOVE the checked rim dishes!! Happy Sept~

  34. I would love to borrow your apple dishes for a dinner party next week. They would be perfect for the planned menu.

  35. This is so cute and definitely feels like fall! The plates are so whimsical and I like the color red (not really an orange person) and LOVE anything with apples!

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  36. Those candlesticks are great! Love the table, very fallish indeed. I have those plates too, actually used sheep with them in a scape, lol!
    Enjoy this beau day, finally after 3 days of rain!

  37. Thanks for sharing this beautiful harvest table on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful week!


  38. Your table scape is so pretty! I love all the detail and the patterns you used!

    Thanks so much for inspiring me today!


    PS I can't wait to meet you at the Southern Bloggers Conference!


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