Dianne's Creative Table

I am inspired by light, all things natural, reusing previously loved items, and bargains!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Apple of My Eye

Fall is here!  The leaves are turning and the temps are dropping.  Apples smell like fall to me. My husband (who is the apple of my eye!) eats at least one apple a day, so I always have a good supply in the house so I thought I would put them to use before they made their way to the lunch cooler. 
He will just have to wait a day before he can dig in.  
 I started with a knit runner I picked up at a thrift store in Destin.  It felt like a cotton knit sweater, but I found out it was all synthetic.  It was wrinkled and when I tried to touch it up with hot iron, it melted!  I still love the texture it brings to the table. 

 Love the weight of these candlesticks. 

The salad included Grilled Romaine with marinated Red Onions, Applewood Smoked Bacon and home made Blue Cheese Buttermilk Dressing.  It was awesome!  Served with Catalan Beef Stew, Foccacia, Mashed Potato Casserole, Roasted Carrots and of course, Apple Dumplings for dessert! 
The Cast
Reversible place mats - Home Goods
Woven Chargers - Linens & More
Flatware - Cambridge 
Napkins - Pier 1
Primagero Dishes - Home Goods
Dotted glasses - OTP
Candlesticks - Home Goods
Basket - Michaels
Apples - Costco
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  1. I enjoyed seeing this very much. Lovely! xoxoxo

  2. Wow, what lucky guests you entertain! Beautiful table and fabulous menu. xo

  3. Gorgeous table! Love the night shots also. I'm with your husband, nothing better than biting into a fresh mountain apple! Funny your runner melted, thanks for sharing that! :) Visiting from Let's Dish

  4. Love this! All of the plaid and gingham. Just wonderful.

    - The Tablescaper

  5. Here it is again....my favorite dining room!!! And how beautiful the setting is by candle light, love it!!!

  6. What a great table! What is more cheery, than red and white checks? Love the way you used the ribbon on the table. You runner was a good find in Destin. I love, love to shop in Destin and I am so excited that they have a Home Goods now - whoopee!!! Maybe, I will see you there - lol!!

  7. Beautiful table! Love your colors, especially those napkins.

  8. ♥♥♥ your table, Dianne...the apples and plaid remind me of Vermont so very much. Those big candlesticks are great and add so much to a table.
    Have a wonderful week...

  9. I love the warmth of your table. Maybe it's just seeing the apples that makes me think comfort.

  10. Oh Dianne, your menu sounds wonderful! I love your warm, cozy table and your whole dining room looks so pretty. I'm a big fan of live plants as they add such a fresh feel to a room. The room looks especially pretty all aglow in the evening.

  11. I absolutely love your table. I am partial to gingham to begin with, but I love how you've paired it with plaid and solids and I especially love the gingham ribbon dancing through the centerpiece. A beautiful job! Rosie

  12. Dianne, I always smile when I see photos of your beautiful long dining table. Perfection! The apple theme is charming. Love the basket of apples as your centerpiece. Noticed the bamboo flatware. I'm in the market for a set. Do you know the maker of your set?

  13. Inspiration of the sauna bucket is really pretty cute. Absolutely beautiful dining table and surely have palatable dishes.

    /CC girl

  14. Your apple red tablescape looks so inviting and I love the apple centerpiece. I'm sure your guests enjoyed a marvelous meal. It made my mouth water just to read the menu.