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Thursday, July 30, 2009

An Apple A Day

For this Tablescape Thursday I played with some of my mom's dishes while I was visiting.

Her kitchen and dining room are decorated with apples. This Longaberger basket holds her collection of apples...every time she finds a different one she adds it to the pile. She made the doily...her crocheting is almost as gorgeous as her quilting.

Mom has had this wooden fork and the matching spoon since the early 70s. It was a gift from one of her school teachers. They remained close all through the years.

A few years back mom let me redecorate her dining room while I was a consultant with Home Interiors.

She had fallen in love with this picture.

Mom has a china cabinet full of neat treasures. I loved this strawberry pitcher and glass set. She said it belonged to my grandfather's mom. He is 88 so I figure it is very old.

Lil Sis taught Mom how needle felt during one of her visits. They said it took 6-7 hours to complete...yikes! Not sure I would have been that dedicated.

I love the chandeliers my parents installed in 1971 when they built their home.

This chandelier hangs above the dining room table shining on my 2nd attempt at tablescaping...
An Apple A Day Tablescape

Mom made the quilt...Basket by Longaberger...Birdhouse Candlesticks and Florals by Home Interiors...Tealight candles (by Yankee Candle...Salt and Pepper Shakers and Bean Pot by Home and Garden Party...

All the dishes and glassware are Corelle by Corningware...the silverware were given to her by her inlaws.
Thanks for visiting!

27 comments:

laterg8r said...

this is great, your mom has some great dishes!

Eileen said...

I like your Mom's dishes, and all her pretty little decorator accents! She seems to have a comfortable and inviting home!
All the best,
Eileen

Multiple personalities.. said...

Beautiful job! You've seemed to really do justice your mom's love of apples. My parents had one of those wooden fork and spoon sets too, theirs were made by an artisan friend of theirs in the Philippines. I love that Longaberger basket. Great job!

OceanDreams said...

OH wow, lots and lots of apples! Too fun and cute!

Kristina P. said...

You did such a great job! Awesome.

Debbie Pearson said...

A picnic in the kitchen, perfect. Don't have to worry about ants or rain :) Love your centerpiece tablescape with the quilt, very nice touch.

Cottage Rose said...

Wow your Mom sure does love her apples..... I love the table setting, it looks so relaxing and welcoming. All of there apple themes are so pretty.... thanks for sharing

Hugs;
Alaura

Beansieleigh said...

From Pink Saturday posts, to blog to blog, to Tablescapes Thursdays, I managed to land here! I am really enjoying all the beautiful tablesettings and am thinking maybe someday I'll join in! Love your Apple-A-Day set up! It's really very sweet, I think! I love the little quilt at the center of the table, and I love the little crochet doily too!.. Now THAT'S MY specialty! I love to crochet! I am presently doing a little bit of quilting, but am hoping to make some new doilies myself, sometime soon! ~tina

Frugal Fine Living said...

This is adorable! I love how you were able to go to your mother's house, take her dishes and create such a pretty tablescape.

Jane

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Beautiful apple theme tablescape! So sweet of your Mom to let you play with her dishes! It came out so pretty and I love the centerpiece!

Tina

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is all so cute -- I love the old pitcher and glasses! What a treasure.

Cherie said...

Scrappy you did a great job with the tablescape. Apples are so fun.

My kitchen is apples with americana mixed in. I love apples.

Really cute.

bj said...

I love your mama's apple dishes...so so cute. Precious table.

Bobbi Jo said...

Love all the pretty apple items. The dishes are adorable. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

denisemarie in Houston, TX said...

thanks for sharing. love it that you adore your mama's passions.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty..The quilt is just lovely! A treasure from you mom!

Sondra said...

I love your tablescapes. I love the quilt in the middle of the table with the apple scape. Your mom has some really cool dishes. I love all of them - and the strawberry pitcher and glasses. I also loved the lacey plate on the first scape. Beautiful. You are very talented in making a table extra special.

I love the home interiors too. Since my Mom has done this for years - some of it looked very familiar. I love apples in a kitchen - cute!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Love the quilt, the apples, the berries -- what a sweet and welcoming table!

And the chandelier is fantastic, it looks as good now as it did 30 years ago! Nice job.
Cass

Maria Killam said...

It looks very festive and ready for a party!

Lisa Loo said...

So lovely. The quilt is my fav. I have been gone for awhile and slowly making my way around. I am so tired thoguh and I want to read all you have been up to so I will be back tomorrow--

Liz said...

My mom was a teachers aid for years and years. She had so many apple accessories! Her kitchen was apple themed. Love your country table. It reminds me of her so much.

~Liz

Creative Mish said...

I have a few little apples mixed in with my chickens.

nannykim said...

Those are one of my favorite set of dishes!! It is a hard set to try to acquire more pieces to....I wonder why they discontinued making this pattern? It is such a happy set. I have some of them.

Dana and Daisy said...

very cute! I love longaberger baskets, and I have noticed those wooden forks are back in again! I have a link I'll look for to show you in a contemporary design too. Although they look lovely in your mom's traditional warm and cozy family style dining room. I can imagine ya'll having many nice family dinners here over the years!

I am no expert, but I would place your cherries pitcher and glass set in the 1940's or maybe 50's? It is a lot like so many I have seen in collections lately of that period. Very cute!

Joyce said...

Love the quilt your Mom made. Cute theme.
Joyce

Pam said...

The guilt is so pretty. My favorite is the apple plates, but I also love country for it just makes a home. Thanks for the lovely tablescape!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a nice apple theme! The apple tablescape is very pretty!

Katherine