Falling for Apples: Summer to Fall Transitional Tablescape

Welcome fall and create a floral arrangement incorporating apples.

No flower arranging skills required for this easy flower arranging method!

You’ll also find fall table inspiration.


Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Happy Tuesday!

In anticipation of fall’s arrival, I’m part of ‘Welcome Fall’ Tablescape Blog Hop!

You can find fall table inspiration from 20 table stylists at the bottom of this post.

Apple Orchard, Hot Cider, Harvest Feast, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze Sign | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #shed

Fall is my favorite season and I’m ready for apple orchards, hot cider,

harvest feasts, hay rides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes!

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid

And when the calendar page turns to September,

I’m falling for apples!

Apple Picking! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid

Anyone ready for apple picking?!

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

While fall officially arrives in two weeks, Mother Nature still

has plenty of summer weather in store for us in North Carolina,

 typically well into October.

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

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A farmhouse plaid tablecloth provides a cheery foundation for the table,

 blending the colors of summer and fall. . . the

brighter color palette fitting for our 90 degree days.

Robert Sprays by Wedgwood Floral Plates and Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid

Robert Sprays by Wedgwood floral plates were a favorite antique mall find several years ago.

The delicate sprays and muted color palette of the flowers,

reminiscent of the waning summer blooms in the garden.

Robert Sprays by Wedgwood Floral Plates and Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid

They’re served up on assorted harvest plaid dinner plates and framed with wood

chargers atop burnished copper chargers to add texture and interest.

Robert Sprays by Wedgwood Floral Plates and Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid

Bright hammered copper flatware joins burnished

copper napkin rings for a blending of the seasons. . .

Copper flatware and napkin rings Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #plaid

And floral print napkins are married with farmhouse plaid.

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid

Apples are at each place setting as well as in the centerpiece.

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

To create the centerpiece and for quick and easy flower arranging,

I used acrylic cups as mini vases, adding them to a burnished copper container.

Easy method for flower arranging! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Plastic grocery bags help keep the cups from shifting and in place

once they’re filled with water and flowers.

DIY 'Falling for Apples' Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers and Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Mums, alstroemeria and sunflowers from the grocery store join

Limelight Hydrangeas from the garden that have begun their fall metamorphosis.

DIY 'Falling for Apples' Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers and Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

No flower arranging skills required for this easy flower arranging method! The large hydrangeas,

sunflowers and mums help to conceal the cups within the container.

The individual cups also make it easy to change your water and replace faded flowers

so you can get more life out of your arrangement.

Easy method for flower arranging! | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

Apples were added to the arrangement with bamboo skewers.

Place your skewered apples in between the vases to help fill in the gaps.

DIY 'Falling for Apples' Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers and Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Insert your skewers into the blossom end of the apple, about an inch into the core.

As the bamboo skewers are food safe, the apples can used

for fall baking after the flowers are faded.

DIY 'Falling for Apples' Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers and Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Find a harvest of Fresh Picked Apple Recipes for Fall, HERE.

Fresh Picked Apple Recipes for Fall | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #recipes #desserts #pie #bars #salad #soup #cocktail

You’ll find apple recipes for salads, soup, cakes, pies, bread, bars and cocktails!

'Falling for Apples' Flower Arrangement with Sunflowers and Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Copper mugs are ready for a ‘Cheers to Fall’

with Apple Cider Moscow Mules!

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid

Help yourself to a refreshing fall twist on a Moscow Mule that celebrates autumn

with seasonal flavor, when you’re craving hayrides and cider, HERE.

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid

Falling for Apples Table Details:

Floral plates / Robert Sprays by Wedgwood, used here

Apple plates / Pfaltzgraff Plymouth

Harvest Plaid Plates and White Wood Chargers / Pier 1

Copper chargers and napkin rings / Hobby Lobby, several years ago

Copper hammered flatware / Amazon

Moscow Mule Mugs / Target, several years ago

Farmhouse Plaid Tablecloth / HomeGoods, several years ago

Burnished Copper Container / HomeGoods, several years ago

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Many thanks to Chloe of  Celebrate & Decorate

 for organizing this ‘Welcome Fall’ Tablescape Blog Hop!

Click on the links below for more fall table inspiration:

Celebrate & Decorate |  Design Morsels | Mantel and Table 
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Home is Where the Boat Is | Belle Blue Interiors
Calypso in the Country | Our Crafty Mom | My Thrift Store Addiction | The Painted Apron
The Little Yellow Corner Store | Sweet Sensations | Living With Thanksgiving | Panoply
Life and Linda | Everyday Living | Bluesky at Home 
Life at Bella Terra | Red Cottage Chronicles | Cozinest 

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

Falling for Apples Transitional Fall Table | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #fall #tablescapes #apples #plaid #sunflowers

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  44 comments for “Falling for Apples: Summer to Fall Transitional Tablescape

  1. Bonnie Morgan
    September 8, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Mary, I love love your burnished copper container for your centerpiece. And thanks for the tutorial on how to use cups for vases nestled among plastic bags for stability. The sunflowers, limelights, alstroemeria, mums and apple combination bring all your colors to the next level. Your cheerful plaid tablecloth with floral napkins, copper cutlery, copper mules and the repetition of plaid in your plate stack is great but then you add another interest with the floral plate and cute apple plate including a real apple!
    Your beautiful fall tablescape gets me in the mood for real fall weather!

  2. Rita C.
    September 8, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Mary, this is another great table design for a fall transition. I love how you paired the floral napkins and plates and tied into your plaids on this table. That overhead shot of the apple on apple side dish on the stack is spectacular to focus on and entice with all the layers slightly out of focus beneath. The double charger has the exact impact you were going for – texture and MORE interest (there’s always so much interest on your tables!). The copper elements are a welcome visual for fall, and your collection there is well chosen. Your flower arrangements are the best, and that little model you have in the apple orchard is sure a cutie. Love being in your company on these hops.

  3. September 8, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Mary, the burnished copper container is lovely filled with apples, alstroemeria, sunflowers, mums, and hydrangeas. I love the ease of using small glasses for flower arranging. The plaid tablecloth and floral napkins are paired perfectly together, I am a fan of mixing patterns. The plate stack is full of autumn color and textures, I don’t remember seeing the pretty Wedgwood floral plates before. The small apple plate on top is perfect.

    I enjoy hopping with you…have a lovely Tuesday!

  4. September 8, 2020 at 8:17 am

    Mary your table is wonderful! I love the apples in the arrangement, and what a great idea to use the cups and plastic bags! I’ve always been inspired by your tablescapes and this one is no exception! Thanks and Happy Almost Fall!

  5. September 8, 2020 at 8:36 am

    This is sheer delight Mary, apples are the perfect symbol for fall, they immediately bring back to school to mind, plus fresh apple cider, caramel apples and fall fun! You are so smart to create that beautiful arrangement using plastic cups and the apples on the picks really make a statement. The flower combo is so pretty with bright sunflowers, fading limelights, alstromeria, and mums. The copper flatware and mugs look great with the plaid tablecloth, chargers and cute apple plates! I think I’ll have an apple for breakfast! Happy fall Mary!
    Jenna 🍎 🌻 🍎

  6. Judith DiFrancesco
    September 8, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Beautiful tablescape! You inspire me to be creative with my home decor!

    • Clara
      September 8, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Mary, Another beautiful fall tablescape! The plaid tablecloth is so pretty. The hammered copper items are lovely and a favorite of mine. Your centerpiece is just beautiful. I’m ready for honey crisp apples and your apple dishes are perfect for fall. Enjoy your day! Clara ♥️

  7. Karen
    September 8, 2020 at 8:59 am

    Amazing tablescape as always! I enjoyed visiting your “Welcome Fall” tablescape blog hop links as it was lovely to see so many creative and different ideas. Even though it’s a hundred zillion degrees outside, these gorgeous ideas gives me something to think about and plan for the fall.Thank you for sharing your beautiful table with all of us.

  8. September 8, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Mary, you continue to be such an inspiration for all things beautiful!! Every image that you have curated is just gorgeous, right down to the little girl picking apples!! Love that photo!! Your table is impeccable with your wonderful mix of plaids, florals and textures!! Another fabulous table. It is always a pleasure hopping with you. I hope you have a fun fall season and still get out on the lake quite a few more times before it gets too cold! Enjoy!!

  9. September 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Oh Mary another beautiful table! And yet another fabulous tutorial! Now I know how to use those larger containers I have.
    But best of all… I enjoyed how you made the florals of the plates and napkins work well with the plaids of the plates and tablecloth.
    Thank you for another beautiful post. Happy Tuesday!

  10. September 8, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Mary, I’m smitten with your beautiful table and what a great apple-picking photo! Your fall centerpiece is absolutely fabulous and I love your copper mugs, too! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  11. Jo
    September 8, 2020 at 9:21 am

    Loved the tablescape! Great use of Autumnal colors! Pinned it to “My Wall” on pinterest! Always enjoy your blog.
    Have a great week. Jo

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  13. Ellen
    September 8, 2020 at 10:12 am

    LOVE THE COLORS!! It’s such a colorful and delicious arrangement and table…thank you for sharing!! FALL IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!! 👍🏻🌻♥️🌻♥️🌻♥️

  14. September 8, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Mary, that centerpiece! Thank you for the tutorial on how you put it together! I learned so many tips just from that! Your table is beautiful, especially with all the copper accents! Thanks for sharing a nice slice of fall.

  15. September 8, 2020 at 11:37 am

    As always Mary, your table is stunning! We will be apple picking here next weekend, and you have given me some fun ideas! Your centerpiece is gorgeous, and I love the flower napkins against the pretty plaid tablecloth! The copper has me wanting to invest in a few pieces myself! Really lovely table!

  16. September 8, 2020 at 11:43 am

    As usual, Mary, you create a tablescape that makes me want to keep on scrolling! I love the copper container for the flowers, such a great idea to use the acrylic cups. The plaid and flowers are a sweet combination and I adore the little apple plates. Happy Fall!

  17. September 8, 2020 at 11:52 am

    So gorgeous! I’m always drawn to colorful tables and yours is just bursting with vibrant loveliness! I love all your copper accessories as well. So inspiring – always great to hop with you!

  18. September 8, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    A beautiful fall table. Wonder tips for creating a fabulous fall centerpiece. The flowers look amazing! I love the mixing of floral and plaid together. Copper accessories speak to me. Using apples is so perfect for fall. Time to enjoy baking those fabulous apple pies, fritters and more. i am ready for some apple cider. Always a pleasure to join you and see your fabulous tablescapes.

  19. Marion
    September 8, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Mary your apple plates look good enough to eat. The flowers and the tablescape are gorgeous.
    Marion,Joan and Marilyn

  20. September 8, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    Your copper bucket full of flowers is a show stopper. I’m glad you have a behind the scenes peak at how you do it. I love all the plaid, too. Thanks for joining in the hop.

  21. September 8, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    The centerpiece is definitely a showstopper and thanks for the tips on how you created the arrangement. The layered stack adds so much depth to the table and now I’ll be on the lookout for those chargers.Your fall recipes have provided enough yummy recipes to make it through fall.

  22. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    September 8, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Mary, all of your tables are always so gorgeous! Your centerpiece is breathtaking and that cheerful tablecloth and pretty plate stack compliment it beautifully. It is always such a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  23. Cyndi Raines
    September 8, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    Another beauty! Well done Mary! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” So we all can eat our apple’s and decorate with them also to make a great fall! Love those copper mugs. Thanks for more great inspiration. 🍊🍂🍎

  24. September 8, 2020 at 7:45 pm

    Your photos feel like a blessing, a moment to step away from fear and anxiety into calm beauty… I yearn for easy breezy cool wet fall days.

  25. September 8, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    Mary, Your Fall Apple tablescape puts in immediately into the fun fall mood of apple picking, cider sampling and enjoying hayrides and corn mazes. I adore your use of bright, cheerful plaids and your gorgeous floral centerpiece in the copper container is perfect for your table. I am always a big fan of your mixture of patterns, textures and colors and they always coordinate so beautifully. Now I am ready for some of those apple desserts! It is such a great pleasure to hop with you.

  26. September 8, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I am so ready for Apple Picking! I am so ready for cooler temps and the beautiful colors of Fall. You have so beautifully transitioned us to Fall with your beautiful arrangement and place settings so perfectly curated. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the silverware! Love!
    Thank you for always inspiring us in so many ways!

  27. September 9, 2020 at 11:14 am

    photos and displays are always so inviting. Thanks for sharing.

  28. nonie
    September 9, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Mary, your settings are always so beautiful. I want to thank you for showing how the arrangements are put together. Some, like me, do not have a talent for arranging table center pieces and you help take the mystery out of it.

  29. September 9, 2020 at 3:24 pm

    What a cute theme. Love the apples in the centerpiece and on your pretty plates. The perfect fall table.

  30. Ricki Treleaven
    September 9, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Gorgeous table, Mary! I love all the colors, and how everything works together. Nice tip about using apples in arrangements!

  31. September 10, 2020 at 2:51 am

    Everything is combined very harmoniously. I love autumn and its colors. I enjoyed how you made the florals of the plates and napkins work well with the plaids of the plates and tablecloth.

  32. Linda
    September 10, 2020 at 11:27 am

    You are the apple of our eyes! So beautiful!!!

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