One of my favorite memories as a child was picking apples and making homemade apple cider. One of our friends had a cider press and we would spend the whole day making gallon after gallon of apple cider. I can still remember the smell and all of the bees that would buzz around us as we pressed all the sweetness out of those apples.
This week Cuisine Kathleen challenged us with an Apple Table Theme. I chose to do the sweetest gooiest apples I know - Caramel Apples!
It all started when I found these caramel, black and beige plaid napkins on sale in the Bargain Barn at the Amish Country Peddler. I just couldn't pass them up for $1.50 each.
The next stop I made that day was into the bulk food store - and sitting right there in front of me was a huge display of caramel apples. That was when it dawned on me, I will use caramel apples for the apple challenge!
Not really sure of just what else I was going to use for this table while I was at this store, and as wishy washy as I am sometimes - I couldn't decide if I should stick to all caramel or get some candy red apples too.
As you can see - I never really made up my mind in the store and came home with both. So I decided to make the red for the ladies and the caramel for the men. But the caramel color pallet kind of won out in the grand scheme!
I used one of my white pumpkins from my Denim Fall Table along with some birch candles, a burlap placemat and some faux fall foliage.
To go along with the burlap placemat- I made some burlap flags to jazz up the sticks on the apples.
I also used the same paper backed burlap and black stripe washi tape to make the napkin rings.
To bring just a touch more of the black into the table I used some slate to make some placecards.
Does anyone have any idea how long you can keep a caramel apple before it goes bad?
I am going to have to throw out the one candy apples I have to be honest and tell you that one of my little flags came loose while taking the pictures and fell down into the red goo, and now there are burlap fibers all stuck to it! Not too appetizing!
Thanks for stopping by!
Cream quilted placemats - TJ Maxx quite a while ago
Willow Chargers - Pottery Barn - last year with my sister Carol (the red apple pic)
White and Brown Sonoma Plates - Butter Churn Kitchenwares a number of years ago
Beige Plates and Plaid Napkins - Amish Country Peddler
Amber Glasses and Birch Candles- World Market- both last fall
Black flatware - Marshalls - a while ago
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