A Rustic & Refined Orchard Tablescape

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. Set the table for two with elegant tableware and rustic elements for a lovely autumn tabletop. Use apples as your fall centerpiece.

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape.

Sometimes you and your significant other just need to escape the everyday bustle and enjoy a party for two. Re-kindle the romance and let the crisp fall air and soft light set the mood. While the afternoons are warm and the evenings have just a hint of chill, it is the perfect time to dine outdoors.

Taking the time to have date night when there are no special occasions is important to maintaining a healthy and connected relationship. A relaxing and easy dinner is the perfect opportunity to bond.

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. Set the table for two with elegant tableware and rustic elements for a lovely autumn tabletop. Use apples as your fall centerpiece.

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. Set the table for two with elegant tableware and rustic elements for a lovely autumn tabletop. Use apples as your fall centerpiece.

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. Set the table for two with elegant tableware and rustic elements. Use apples as your centerpiece.

In the Orchard

This beautiful apple tree on my family’s farm seemed the perfect setting to create this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. It was just dripping with ripe apples. Fall decorating is all about using the autumn harvest, and apples are such an iconic fall flavor. They are the perfect addition to a fall themed centerpiece. On this table I let them take center stage!

Orchards also have this romantic appeal to me. S. and I did our engagement photos in one, and I can’t help but hear the Andrews Sisters singing “Don’t sit under the apple tree with anyone else but me.”

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. Set the table for two with elegant tableware and rustic elements for a lovely autumn tabletop. Use apples as your fall centerpiece.

 

Tablescape Elements

I love to mix refined elements like the Lenox china, silver goblets, and crystal stemware with rustic elements like the gingham tablecloth and hand-made quilt. There is something about this juxtaposition which I find charming and refreshing. Plus it seems particularly apt to fall décor.

I bought absolutely nothing for this tablescape instead raiding my mother’s china cabinet! The plates are from her wedding china, Lenox Moonspun, and the silver and crystal are pieces she has collected over the years. I elevated the classic red gingham by adding finely woven linen napkins. The white tapered candles further suggest romance.

Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape.

 

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The basket is filled with a hand-made quilt from my great-grandmother perfect for snuggling up when the evening gets chilly, apple cider, and freshly picked apples from the tree.

Happy Fall Y’all!

 

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Feel inspired by this rustic and refined orchard tablescape. Set the table for two with elegant tableware and rustic elements for a lovely autumn tabletop. Use apples as your fall centerpiece.

Partying at Between Naps on the Porch

11 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Balcerek on September 24, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Beautiful, inspires me to take my spouse of 40+ years to the orchard! EBB

    • Katherine on September 24, 2016 at 8:18 am

      I’m so glad!

  2. Melanie @ Gather for Bread on September 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

    This is so simple and lovely. Just makes me want to get out there and soak up every fall moment.
    Beautiful.

    • Katherine on September 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Melanie! Me too!

  3. Carin Harris on September 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Love the colours in this! Orchards are such beautiful places I can understand why engagement photos would be a good idea.

    • Katherine on September 26, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      They really are! Thanks Carin.

  4. Gennifer Rose on September 26, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Hi Katherine!

    This is great! We just went out to the apple orchards yesterday and came home with a basket full of apples. They are all organic and much sweeter than the ones you find in the grocery store. I wish we could’ve set up a picnic like this one, it’s so cute!

    P.S. LOVE the quilt. I want my mom to make me one like that 🙂

    xo Gennifer
    http://www.GenniferRose.com

    • Katherine on September 27, 2016 at 8:11 am

      Thanks Gennifer! Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities too. Glad you had such a successful trip! I have several quilts from my grandmothers and great-grandmothers. I feel very blessed to have them! You should help your mom make one.

  5. lulu on October 14, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    I think you have readied for a delightful date night with a charming setting and sweet table.

    • Katherine on October 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm

      Thanks Lulu!

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