An Apple A Day…

This is a tablescape to celebrate “Apple Month” here at Take Six.
It is simple, cozy and rustic.
Much like you would expect an apple farm and orchard to be. 

The table runner is a piece off of a roll of burlap. This roll is 20″ wide, and used for wrapping shrubs for the winter.  Perfect for a runner! I used my little rustic ladder as the base of the centerpiece. 

The container that holds my centerpiece is one of my grandmother’s well worn baking pans. I wonder what was cooked in it? 


For 10 years one of my sisters, lived on the flat lands of Western Canada. She missed fall in the East, and the beautiful display of colors and falling leaves.  My dad gathered leaves and pressed them flat. He did that with some oak leaves and spray painted them gold. He sent them out west to give Lisa a taste of fall at home. This is one of those special leaves. 

I have to tell you about my new brown dishes. I picked these up for a song this summer in Maine at a surplus store. A four piece place setting for $14.99. I grabbed two boxes!! I think they will be so versatile, and I love the rich chocolate brown color.  I had such fun making the burlap rosette napkin rings.  They are so easy!  Find my tutorial HERE.

These are my two place card holders. Aren’t the little wooden apples cute. My sister, Lisa, gave me those several years ago. There is a little slit in them to slide in the card.  But I also thought it would be cute to tie a place card onto an apple stem…so I just used both!!! 
Cinnamon sticks are all ready to stir the hot apple cider!

I love all the neutral shades, and the pop of red! 

This apple is from my collection of pitchers…

These apple S & P shakers have flavored our food for many years. They were a gift from my sister, Paula. 

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.  – Robert H.Schuller

 I wish you could smell this picture.  The whole dining room is full of the aroma of ‘Jersey Mac’ apples.   

All photo’s courtesy of Nicole Payzant Photography

September 22, 2011 - 2:00 am

once in a blue moon - cute table, the ladder is very clever~

September 22, 2011 - 2:36 am

Robin - I did apples this week too! I love your burlap runner and other burlap touches. And your real apples (I cheated with fake!).

September 22, 2011 - 2:50 am

Barbara F. - I love this table, Tanya, especially the ladder and the apple pitcher. It is wonderful that you still have those leaves your Dad preserved for you. xo,

September 22, 2011 - 3:53 am

Meredith - What a beautiful table. I love your sentiment…the baking dish, the pressed leaves…it makes the table setting that much more beautiful and inviting.

September 22, 2011 - 4:57 am

Jacqueline - Your table is just fabulous. I adore the burlap touches with the apples. Perfect naturals.
Come visit me for my giveaway of a WS copper soup pot!

September 22, 2011 - 8:12 am

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) - Very nice, would be perfect at my home!
Love your dining set too!

September 22, 2011 - 10:25 am

paula - Looks so nice, Tan!
I didn’t see the brown dishes when you bought them, they were quickly covered by many other purchases but boy they are perfect.
I didn’t comment on the burlap napkin rings the other day, so I will here, I love the one around the white candle…really really do. Might just have to give it a try for myself :)

September 22, 2011 - 10:26 am

paula - Oh I forgot to say, gorgeous photography as well!!!

September 22, 2011 - 10:52 am

Holly - Another great tablescape Tanya! Don’t you love the great deals you can find in Maine. I found some silver turkeys at Mardens for 99 cents. I should have picked you up some for you. Thanks for sharing your memories and your talent.

September 22, 2011 - 12:36 pm

Gwyneth - B E A U T I F U L dear friend! :)

September 22, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Elaine - I was very curious to see another take on apples, since my sister Robin did one this week. LOVE the rustic touches you have added! Your dishes were certainly a great find! I love brown anything, and the red and brown on your table is very earthy, and darned if I don’t have another apple craving! Good thing I bought some this week! Thanks for sharing!

September 22, 2011 - 3:42 pm

Kathe - What a burst of creativity to use the ladder as part of your centerpiece! It just fits the theme beautifully! And the old baking pan! I imagine it being used to bake some apple cobbler by your dear grandmother. Lovely fall table!
Thank you for stopping by to vote for your favorite in the Fall Hutch challenge!

September 22, 2011 - 6:20 pm

Lisa Frankland - My beautiful gold leaves… and my favorite, earthly father. xo

September 22, 2011 - 9:26 pm

Tammy - I really like how you used that ladder! Everything looks great!

September 22, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Vivienne @ the V Spot - Totally pretty! I love it. It has a great cozy fall vibe. Here from French Country Cottage.

September 23, 2011 - 12:05 am

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) - The tablescape is very pretty with so many great little details. Love that you used the vintage ladder and baking pan.

September 23, 2011 - 12:50 am

Honey at 2805 - What a cute table! Love the ladder you have used as an anchor for your centerpiece! How clever! The dishes were a real bargain (lucky you) and the apple accessories are adorable!

Thanks so much for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciation your participation!

September 23, 2011 - 2:25 am

Kathleen - I love this! The ladder is such a cute addition to this table!

September 23, 2011 - 3:25 am

Zuni - Hi, Tanya. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! Love your table. Just today I ran across my MIL’s apple crisp recipe, and that got me thinkin’…. and now I find your beautiful apple table. You guessed chestnuts…nope! :) But don’t tell the others! Let’s see if anyone guesses that they’re BUCKEYES, as in the Ohio State Buckeyes and the official Ohio tree/nut (no comments re nuts in Ohio!)

September 23, 2011 - 3:34 am

At The Picket Fence - What a beautiful tablescape! I love the little ladder in the center…so clever! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!

September 23, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Nellie's Cozy place - What an adorable table, simple but whimsical and charming, and I would love to smell the aroma, I bet it is wonderful. those lil rosettes are darling as well. Very nice idea, looks like Fall to me………………
What a thoughtful Dad you have to send leaves to your sister so she could enjoy Fall out west.
Very sweet!~ and they are very pretty leaves as well, nice she shared with you!! lol

Blessings for a lovely Fall,

September 23, 2011 - 4:14 pm

Alycia Nichols - Every time I hear that old “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” addage, I have to laugh a little. My husband IS a doctor, so I do’t eat apples! Weird superstition! He, of course, eats one EVERY SINGLE DAY! (Let me clarify: I don’t eat whole, raw apples. I will put an apple pie to instant death, though, if it is set in front of me!!!) Love the rustic look! It reminds me of a bed & breakfast on a ranch. Very nice! Have a great weekend!!!!!!!

September 23, 2011 - 10:36 pm

Marigene - Oh, oh, oh…I love the brown dishes! Cute, creative centerpiece.

September 23, 2011 - 11:33 pm

Doreen Grace - I love the rustic simplicity and all that texture on your tablescape. It’s beautiful!

September 24, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic - Gorgeous photos! I live in Colorado but grew up in Vermont and I just knew that apple was a Mac! Oh how I miss those here. Sometimes we do have them in the markets but they have gone soft by then. Your table setting is beautiful, I love the burlap.


September 24, 2011 - 8:24 pm

Ellen - Another nice table…you have such wonderful ideas. I enjoy visitng your blog.
Happy Fall

September 25, 2011 - 1:38 am

Marianne - I just love this table. It is simple but elegant. Such great ideas you’ve used. Love all of the uses of burlap and the way you decorated the ladder as a centerpiece. Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi. I’m now your newest follower!
Marianne :)

September 26, 2011 - 9:11 pm

Suzy - I love what you did with the table. Using the ladder is so imaginative and perfect!

September 27, 2011 - 9:40 pm

Tina´s PicStory - very beautiful :)

September 27, 2011 - 11:38 pm

LV - A very pretty table setting with lots of red thrown in.

September 28, 2011 - 1:54 am

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR - Just saw your post on Wow Us Wednesdays…your table is lovely! I love the apple theme! Very cute! I am a newbie to blogging and your newest follower. I hope you will follow back. Be blessed!

September 28, 2011 - 3:21 am

Bunny Jean - This was such a treat! Loved all the elements and you took such nice pictures.

The story about you sister and the leaves your father painted is so sweet.

Thanks for sharing at my party!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesday’s Bunny Hop Party!

September 28, 2011 - 6:25 am

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) - Gorgeous!…gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing this fantastic autumn post.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

September 28, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Andrea Brand . Charcoal and Crayons - So beautiful! I love your place card idea of tying tags to the apple stems. The touches of burlap and the brown dishes bring such a lovely autumn feel!

September 28, 2011 - 6:31 pm

The French Hutch - I love the smell of fresh apples too, its wonderful. I’m adding apples to my shopping list. Your tablescape is so pretty. The dark colors are so perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing.

The French Hutch

September 30, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Katie @ OhhBaby - This may be my favorite fall tablescape that I have seen yet! I love the colors and textures that you have used. Would love for you to link it up to Fabulous Friday!

October 1, 2011 - 1:54 am

SavannahGranny - Beautiful fall tablescape. Everything is so warm and inviting. Exudes a sense of family. Love the story about the golden leaves. So kind. I am hopping over from Fantastic Fridays. Have a great weekend. Ginger

October 2, 2011 - 7:21 pm

Lindsay - Beautiful! What a beautiful way to decorate! You have inspired the rest of us! Thanks so much for sharing at Show & Share!

October 13, 2011 - 4:57 pm

Kelly - how adorable of your dad to press leaves spray them and send them to your sister! what a wonderful thing to do!

beautiful table just awesome

October 15, 2011 - 2:35 am

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G - Love the ladder used in the center piece! Very unique! Everything is beautiful! :)

October 19, 2011 - 12:26 pm

Mariaelena - Good morning…I just found your blog and SO glad I did…what a lovely table setting….gorgeous!!…I’m now following…come on over for a visit…I’ll be back often…nice to meet you…Mariaelena

September 12, 2012 - 6:05 pm

Athena at Minervas Garden - Gorgeous tablescape, Tanya–I love the browns and reds together, and the little ladder up the center of the table is really neat!

September 27, 2012 - 12:41 am

Infuse With Liz - I remember this table and your story about the leaves! Great to see it again!

September 27, 2012 - 1:14 am

kitty - Lisa, I love the ladder as your centerpiece. The apple pitcher is wonderful. I loved how your dad pressed the pretty Fall leaves.

September 27, 2012 - 1:21 am

Linda @ A La Carte - I really love your take on this apple harvest table. The burlap and brown dishes are awesome with the apple touches. The ladder as a centerpiece is perfect! Adds texture and interest. I think this is one of my fav’s this week! hugs, Linda

September 27, 2012 - 3:08 am

Marlis - I just love the table.. the burlap, the ladder, the apples, the brown dishes, the napkin rings.. oh gosh just all of it. Tanya, the napkin rings are so charming, i can’t believe you made those. Gotta say, this table is just my style.. xo marlis

September 27, 2012 - 5:00 am

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) - Hi Tanya, This table is full of great ideas and I’m sure it does smell delicious in your dining room! I love the idea of using the rustic ladder and your grandmother’s baking pan. And the burlap ribbon looks so nice as a finishing touch. I’m sure you cherish those pressed leaves. Linda

September 28, 2012 - 5:55 pm

Elaine - Love the simplicity of this table, and the shades of brown are so pretty with the pop of red! I would have been there buying those dishes right behind you! Got a lump in my throat reading about the pressed leaves. You have some invaluable treasures there. Thanks for sharing!

September 28, 2012 - 8:53 pm

FABBY'S LIVING - What a gorgeous table! I’m loving the apple theme and the apple S&P shakers, so cute. Your dining room must be smelling wonderful and the rustic ladder and your grandma’s heirloom pan; it’s a genious idea, I totally love this table!

October 3, 2012 - 11:27 pm

Kathleen - What a great color combo, so natural.
Love the apple name tags, and what a great deal on the dishes!
Thanks for linking to Let’s Dish!

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