Wednesday, September 25, 2013

An Apple For The Teacher



Cuisine Kathleen's 


September Challenge


Apples




Although many schools in Texas begin 

a new school year in late August,

I always associate September with

 Back To School.





An Apple For The Teacher

My table is a tribute to teachers everywhere.





Centerpiece Simplicity

~ Faux Apples in a Basket ~




APPLES
by Helen H. Moore

Apples, apples, what a treat,
sweet and tart and good to eat.
Apples green and apples red,
hang from branches overhead,
and when they ripen, down they drop,
so we can taste our apple crop.





~ The Stack ~


Vintage Quilt ~ Irish Chain

Quilted Placemat
PB Chicken Wire Charger
Arita Tartan Charger
Rainbow Gate Apple Slice Plate





Vintage Mother of Pearl Flatware

Woven Water Vine Napkin Ring




Apple Green Glass Stem




Sweet Treat ~ Apple Pie

Trader Joe's




~ An Apple For The Teacher ~

The beautiful apple slice plate above 

was an end of school gift from my class in 1998.





Rainbow Gate Ceramics 

are handmade and painted in Santa Fe, NM.

Visit their site HERE to see the 

beautiful ceramics they offer.




Joining 


Sarah
Sarah

The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.

64 comments:

  1. Oh I am so excited to be the first to comment on this beautiful apple tablescape, I was first to comment on one before yours...what luck..those apple plates are so stunning and I adore the stemware, so so pretty, thanks for sharing this cool table...Phyllis

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  2. What a striking table! Love it.

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. Hello Sara, What a charming table. I love the apple slice plate. How sweet of your class to give it to you. Of course I know you deserved this lovely gift. I love the Arita Tartan plaid under plate and that Trader Joe pie looks amazing. Go and enjoy - you did a great job.

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  4. Sarah, Your beautiful apple plate caught my eye immediately when the link come up on the party list. It is amazing! I clicked over to see the Rainbow Gate website and spent some time exploring all their pieces! Thanks for the link. And your other table elements are also wonderful. That quilt is gorgeous! The chargers are some of my favorite ones to use. They are so versatile. I enjoyed this challenge but did find it challenging! Linda

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  5. What a gorgeous and clever tablescape, Sarah- it really looks awesome.

    I grew up on an island on the Great Lakes - and we never EVER started school until after Labor Day due to so many making their livelihood in the vacation industry - would be cutting a huge portion of money making for so many...........so I too shall forever think of apples and autumn for Back to School time, too!

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  6. What a gorgeous tribute to teachers everywhere. I love the apple plate. I have not seen any of those. It looks beautiful, Sarah- xo Diana

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  7. Sarah,
    Beautiful tribute and beautiful tablesetting... Love the sliced apple plate...The table set for one is perfect for a tribute to a teacher. Your class gave you the perfect teacher gift.

    Judith

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  8. Hi Sarah,

    A beautifully set table inspired by the bounties of fall, both present and past, to remind you of your own personal and professional harvests.

    From one teacher to another,

    Happy Fall!

    Poppy

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  9. Beautiful tablescape. Love the apple plate.
    Mary

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  10. Your setting is very pretty Sarah! Love the quilt and cake stand and wish I had a big ole slice of that pie:@)

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  11. Sarah, For not knowing what you were going to pull together for Kathleen's apple challenge, your table earns an A+! Of course I adore the quilt and your layer of the plaid with the wonderful apple slice plate and chicken wire charger! Apple Pie presented on your MC pedestal is a sweet and delicious treat!

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  12. I didn't participate this time, but I am enjoying visits to the apple tables. I tend to associate apples with back to school too, probably because of my years in the classroom. I love that plate your class gave you. It's so different from the "usual".

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  13. Sarah, your class had impeccable taste to gift you with that beautiful apple plate. The PB chargers have been on my wish list. Of course the apple pie couldn't look any prettier on the MC pedestal. Love the quilt. xo

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  14. Sarah - you had me at the quilt with this one. I love it!! Of course, who would not want to take that fabulous apple plate home, as well? You did a wonderful job of showcasing apples, but also reminding all of the former teachers about the joys of the first days of school. Sometimes, I miss teaching pre-school with all of the adorable children and, then, I remember all of the work - lol!!

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  15. Hi Sarah, you get my vote for the BEST apple table! I love what you have created, the apple slice plate is simply stunning! I love the PB charger, too fabulous and the red plaid with your gorgeous plate, and of course the McK cake stand is perfect with it~ you have combined some very elegant pieces with simple apples, and casual pieces for a dramatic setting, I just love it!
    Jenna

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  16. How PRETTY, Sarah!! I'm totally in love with the Irish Chain quilt...which looks like it was done by hand. Bless her heart, whoever made it!

    The setting is beautiful & that pie sure looks prettier than mine! LOL

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  17. I love this setting! The apple plate is fabulous, love the quilt too!

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  18. Other than the glorious fall color, I think apples and apple crisp are memory makers! Beautifully set, thank you!

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  19. Dear Sarah, A great way to celebrate “back to school.” I always associate September with the fun of shopping for school supplies, I miss it. Now that we have our grandson I’m back in “the fun” again. Love your tribute to teaches with this lovely fall/apple vignette. Beautiful place setting and I love how you use the quilt. I’m sure the pie was delish, love Trader Joe’s.......Now I’m off to visit Rainbow Gate..........

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  20. Sarah the apple plate is a work of art and what a sweet table you made to show it off. Love all of it. I too think of Sept as back to school and teachers!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  21. What a wonderful thought to honor teachers everywhere with the apple theme! I love the apple dish on the plain plate. That wire charger matches a couple of things I have. I wish I would have gotten those back when they made them at PB. Something about the quilts gives these tables so much warmth and coziness!
    I was reading the poetry. Last week when we were picking up pumpkins and corn stalks a rotten apple fell before us- we were grateful it didn't land on one of us!!

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  22. Gorgeous table, Sarah! I love the salad plate against the tartan plate, atop the quilt! I like the way you tucked the knife and fork into the napkin ring. Cute cake stand.
    Have a wonderful week...

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  23. This is wonderful, Sarah! That quilt is just perfect for your color scheme -- and for the other checks you've included -- and the apple plate holds such sentimental value! What a wonderful gift for a beloved teacher!

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  24. Sarah, I love everything - the quilt is beautiful. I have always coveted those chicken wire chargers, but I've been too cheap to buy them. Love the red plaid charger, and that halved apple plate is unique. Then, you added that MC cake plate with the apple pie on top. Can't get much better than that. laurie

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  25. Such a cute table - and I just adore that "Pie Plate" - I just ret'd from their store in NYC - I drooled all over the place :-)

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  26. Your wonderful eye for design was in high gear this week. Great tablescape! The gorgeous Irish quilt really sets the tone for your table. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

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  27. Dearest Sarah,
    That apple plate is incredible. You have such a keen eye for spotting beautiful china everywhere and you already have the perfect table setting in mind for each piece.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  28. What a wonderful apple table for one! Love the quilt! And the apple dish is gorgeous! Everything looks so pretty Sarah!

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  29. Sarah, your table is beautiful! I love the apple slice plate, what a lovely gift with memories to treasure.

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  30. What a lovely table which honors all teachers! Love your colors and I think I have that same pearl handled cutlery!

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  31. That giant apple plate is gorgeous. As is the pearl handled flatware. We truly would be lost without good teachers.

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  32. Fun, fun, fun and I love the way you have mixed patterns. Apples for the teacher....don't stop there. I want pie!

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  33. Your table is just gorgeous. What a clever use of plaid,and apple, and the lovely tablecloth.

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  34. Gorgeous tablescape Sarah and made even more gorgeous with the lovely quilt.
    That plate is fantastic, I just hopped over and had a look at the site. Love the fig one they have.

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  35. Hi Sarah...what a pretty table....love the apple plates...beautiful glaze on them...and I love the MacKenzie-Childs plate....When I was in NYC last month I went into their store...OMG....checks on steroids...what a treat for the eyes....I have never seen so much color and patterns all together in one place ever before...it was something to see...

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  36. Beautiful plates! And you know I love that quilt on the table. I'm going to have to go for some apple pie tomorrow! I am so suggestible. Hahah! I love the apple time of year!

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  37. Hi Sarah! What a perfect plate for the apple challenge! Love the quilt, and the unusual shape of the stemware. Your post makes me wonder how the apple for the teacher tradition started! Thanks for sharing!

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  38. how fun, Sarah! love how you've used the quilt and plaid plates in your great Apple tablescape!

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  39. Gorgeous! That apple slice plate is wonderful. Love the plaid...

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  40. Perfect way to set a table for Autumn apples - love everything here Sarah and could bite into that good looking apple pie right now....... from TJ's you say!

    Happy weekend - I'm off to start packing again - hope they have good pie where I'm going - know the pastries will be good and require much walking to justify the eating, haha!

    Hugs - Mary

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  41. Stunning, Sarah. Every element combines to create the most gorgeous table setting.♥

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  42. What a beautiful table you set! I love those apple plates.

    I am your newest follower.

    Judy

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  43. Dear Sarah,
    a wonderful table and a wonderful idea to dedicate all teachers this apple themed table. Each piece on your table is a treasure. I love espcially the plaid plates. And you combined everything matsterly als always. Thanks for sharing and have a great time,
    Johanna

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  44. Sarah, Love your sweet tribute to teachers. The Irish Chain quilt is lovely, and that apple pie looks really good. Yum! Hope you're having a good weekend.

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  45. Your supply of beautiful dishes never ceases to amaze me.

    And, your knack for setting a perfect table is wonderful.

    I would love to one day sit down at one of your sweet tables and discuss life, teaching, retirement, travel . . .

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  46. I don't blame you for having bought that pie..it's perfect:-)
    Love the beautiful plate:-)
    You have such treasures.

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  47. Your table is beautiful - I love the vibrant colors and the pretty apple plate. Save a piece of that apple pie!

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  48. Gorgeous tablescape Sarah!
    What a fun theme for the beginning of school! The apple plate is just beautiful and so special..love that it was handmade and from Santa Fe too! Hope you enjoying some cooler weather -we are feeling a touch of fall now!
    Miss Bloomers

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  49. Hi Sarah! Love the apple plate! And that pie...I feel a trip to Trader Joe's in my future! I wanted to tell you how much I love the Texian Campaigne transferware, too, but Blogger won't let me comment on that post! Thanks so much for sharing at the Scoop!...hugs...Debbie

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  50. A clever and pretty post, Sarah! Your students gave you such an appropriate gift - I'll bet you use it often and with pleasure. At this time of year I love to see the baskets of apples everywhere, and the colours of your tablescape remind me of the gorgeous varieties!

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  51. A really beautiful setting and I love the apple plate!

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  52. That apple plate really is a unique piece and so beautifully painted. What a lovely gift. Of course I love, love, love your Courtly Check (tempting me again!!!)
    I didn't have a single apple anything but sure have enjoyed the others tables.

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  53. I spy my favorite Tartan plates in among those delish apples!
    xo
    Cathy

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  54. Hear hear to teachers everywhere. My husband is a university engineering teacher :). Love the apple plates and your whole stack. I always admire the plaid dinner plates. Wish I could have some pie. Joni

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  55. What a beautiful tribute to teachers Sarah. I have always said that they earn every dime they make and then some. I love the vintage quilt and the apple plate is beautiful. Nothing says Fall more to me than sweet and tart apples! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  56. Hello Sarah, your apple inspired tablescape is marvelous - love the beautiful ceramics, the tablecloth and I bet the apple pie was delicious! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  57. Gorgeous, I love your quilt and that apple plate is amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  58. Oh how I love apples. Especially this apple themed table, and what a pretty quilt! Thank you Sarah for sharing all your wonderful inspiration although now I have a huge craving for an apple dessert....hahaha
    blessings,
    Leslie

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  59. Oh Sarah, how did I miss this beautiful post? I love your pretty plate and that vintage Irish quilt...oh my! The apple pie is wonderful on your Courtly Check pedestal. xo

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  60. Just love the plaid with the apples! That plate is so beautiful, what a wonderful momento!
    Thanks for taking the apple challenge!

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  61. Such a sweet table setting! Love your apple plate and the quilt table cover is sooo pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  62. Just happened across this post today. Very pretty! Darling apple plates. Love the stand....it reminds me of Mackenzie-Childs, a fave of mine! Thank you for sharing!

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