Tablescape Tuesday: Apples Of Gold

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer”
Psalm 19:14

Now, before you start thinking I have gold apples on this tablescape, let me explain.  Perhaps you have noticed that I include the same Bible verse every Tuesday, usually near the end or at the bottom,
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
I hope it hasn’t become mundane and something scanned over…because as we take a look at the verse, it has such a rich, deep meaning.

‭‭Imagine a lovely filigree silver bowl containing gorgeous golden apples!  Wouldn’t that be absolutely stunning?  And more than likely, nothing else would be needed for the table to grab your attention.  A word of reproof or counsel, rightly spoken, is as beautiful as the imagery portrayed in this verse!  May we think about the words spoken to those we love best and to those we come in contact with!  Every single word we speak affects the hearer in some way…they either build up or they tear down.  It is my prayer that the words of my mouth give grace.  May they be seasoned with salt, so that the world would see the beauty of God…both in my words and in my everyday living.

It was so nice to see the sun shining through the windows on Saturday morning!

I decided, once again, to use a scarf as a table runner (remember, think outside the box).  Its vibrant color worked well with the blue/white!

Granny Smith apples fill a blue/white bowl as the centerpiece.  I added a couple of mis-matched vases (without flowers) and placed them on “blue willow” dinner plates along with silver candle stands to complete the center!


The blue/green swirl glasses worked perfectly!

Vintage salt and pepper set was a sweet gift!


I paired a white and navy napkin cinched with a pewter napkin ring that also serves as a place card holder!

I chose white dinner plates rather than using blue willow.  I just love to mix it up!



The windmill salt and pepper set was bought in St. Maarten (on the Dutch side of the island) on our trip last August!


“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold
in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬


The Details:

Scarf/Kate Spade navy napkins/Calvin Klein Blue/White napkins – TJ Maxx
White dinner plates – Home Goods
Salad and butter plates/cup and saucer – Johnson Brothers “Willow”
Blue/Green Swirl Glasses – Tuesday Morning (several years ago)
Blue/White Vases and Bowl – Hobby Lobby (several years ago)
Pewter Napkin Rings – Gift

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  1. Beautiful tablescape. Blue is my favorite color and added with green are so calming. You have the eye for finding lovely things like the navy napkins trimmed in white and the swirl glasses that add that extra something outside the box.
    Please know your scriptures are not glossed over. How fitting to use the Apples of Gold scripture each week. It is so true and has made me think many times.
    I love how you used a scarf as a runner. The green apples do look stunning in your scalloped bowl and repeat the green in the glasses.
    Your words show your heart as God’s servant and are encouraging and thought provoking.
    You have the artist eye for design and can put words together perfectly.
    Please come for a visit to Living With Thanksgiving.

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Bonnie, thanks so much for your sweet and encouraging words! I always love blue/white and pairing it with other colors! I have a huge collection of scarves and they add pattern and texture, which I love! The “apples of gold” verse always makes me think about how our words affect others! Blessings

  2. Kim says:

    The blue and white is so pretty. I agree that scarves are so useful as runners, and yours is perfect! The most eye-catching are your beautiful swirl glasses. They are so unique! Thanks for the reminder about the importance of our words. I need this reminder daily! Personally, I love the apples of gold verse, as it holds special memories of a Bible study group for young moms. When I spoke to them about submission, HH had a hoot about it. He didn’t realize all the things I wanted to say but kept to myself! Can you relate? Ha! Have a blessed Tuesday!

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Kim, thanks so much! I have enjoyed the swirl glasses, but I did break one a few months ago! I love using the “apples of gold” verse and used it as an illustration when I did my Tablescape class at the college! Have a lovely rest of the week!

  3. Rosie M. says:

    Pam, this table is simply beautiful. I love the way you paired the every popular blue and white combination with luscious green. I’m looking at my scarves for inspiration! What a find you made with those green and blue glasses! It all came together so well. Thanks for sharing this tablescape. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Rosie, thanks so much! I have so enjoyed my swirl glasses! I had 8 but I did break one several months ago! Have a lovely week!

  4. Marigene says:

    Two of my favorites on your table, Pam…Blue Willow dishes and blue/green combo! The scarf is gorgeous. The swirl glassware is so unique, goes great with the BW dishes. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table.

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Marigene, thanks so much! Blue/white can be paired with so many colors and I enjoy trying different things! Have a lovely rest of the week!

  5. Karee says:

    I love it! I have very similar dining room furniture, lots of blue willow and until recently my dining room was painted red! The green mixed in is lovely.

  6. dolores says:

    Como es costumbre tus decoraciones de mesas son excelentes…me encantan.
    Todo es reseñable pero solo voy a destacar una pequeña/gran cosa: el pimentero y el salero en forma de molinos holandeses ¡¡¡Me fascinan!!! son realmente deliciosos.
    Un abrazo, amiga

    As usual your table decorations are great … love.
    Everything is remarkable but I will highlight only a small / big deal: the pepper and the salt in the form of Dutch windmills fascinate me !!! They are really delicious.
    A hug, a friend

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Dolores, I so look forward to your sweet comments and thank you so much! I love the windmill salt and pepper set, I thought they were a great reminder of a fun time spent with friends! Blessings, my friend!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Pam, the combination of blue and white with the green is gorgeous! Love both the vintage and windmill S&P shakers. In high school I had a little book of quotes that I loved called Apples of Gold. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Stephanie! I love to mix blue/white with other colors! I am doing well and hope you are, also! Blessings, my friend!

  8. Carol Cook says:

    Your table setting is gorgeous. It makes me want to find a few more pieces of blue and white transfer ware to do a sweet table setting of my own.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  9. FABBY says:

    I love this table setting, it’s gorgeous! Love the blue and white china and those pretty glasses.
    What a terrific idea what you used as a runner.
    I use a pretty lace shawl that was my Mil’s for a dining table runner sometimes too. All the colors you used for this are awesome. Love your dining room too.

    • Pam Richardson says:

      Fabby, thanks so much for your sweet comments! I love the idea of the lace shawl as a table runner!

  10. Sherry says:

    We are affecting each other greatly aren’t we? I hadn’t realized how much until lately. That is a powerful verse. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  11. Mary says:

    I love your mix of greens and blues Pam! Your scarf makes a beautiful and unexpected table runner. It’s so striking with your goblets and bowl of green apples too!

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