As we shift into fall, the coastal air becomes a bit cooler and night arrives a little sooner, encouraging us to take our gatherings inside. In this ode to fall tablescaping, we traded seashells for apples, welcoming a vibrant colorway inspired by scattered leaves and early sunsets.
What’s better than produce that works double-duty as decor? For this display, we set out on a traditional apple picking adventure at Narrow Lane Orchard in North Kingstown, where you can wander through 30 acres with 13 different kinds of apples. Collect a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes and scatter your bounty across a table runner, and don’t forget the candles. To complete the look, we turned to Jessica Billings of Exeter, who creates arrangements and centerpieces using faux elements for her business, The Accidental Farmgirl Co. Starting with a brass compote bowl as the base, Billings filled it with artificial pear and apple branches, English roses, and maple leaves; lotus pods spilling over the edge lend a natural feel.
Tip: An artificial arrangement allows you to easily move the centerpiece to avoid congestion upon sitting down. Move candles inward or fill the void with tasty accouterments.
Let the colors of autumn influence your tabletop choices. We’re falling for patterned plates from Stewart House, a new home decor shop on the East Side of Providence, owned by sisters Ellen and Karen Deutsch. Next door to Hawes Fine Foods, enjoy exploring the Deutsches’ shop, finely curated with collections of textiles, tabletop, whimsy, and more – including these fun green glasses – perfect for toasting the new season.
Enhance the autumnal ambiance with freshly baked pies. Since you’re using your apples as decorations, why not place an order and save yourself the work? North Providence-based will b. baking is Jessica and William Barboza, a mother-and-son team who founded their business with the intention of a solid career path for William, who loves to bake and has autism. Together, the duo offer pies that are free of peanuts, tree nuts, and coconut, along with all kinds of other scrumptious treats. Each order is hand-delivered with a smile right to your front door.
A handy list of brands, shops, and makers featured in this article:
North Kingstown | @aucoindesigns
Exeter | @the.accidental.farmgirl
North Kingstown | NarrowLaneOrchardRI.com
Pumpkins and kiwi berries available in September, apple picking through October
Featured: Napkins, placemats, napkin rings, dinner plates, salad plates, tumblers, sphere candle
Providence | @stewarthousepvd
Featured: Apple Pie
North Providence | @will.b.baking
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