Are you loving all the fall decor you’re seeing around blogland and in decorating magazines? I don’t know which is prettier … Fall or Christmas decor. But let’s stick with Fall for now because Christmas season will be here soon enough (although it’s already arrived in home decor stores). Today I’m joining a lovely group of ladies for an inspirational tour of beautiful tablescapes, which we call “It’s All Set.” I’m calling mine a “candles aglow” fall table setting.
Since we’re still in the month of September and it’s still 80 degrees here in Illinois, I tried to balance a mix of cozy feelings with a lighter fall palette. White dishes and Baby Boo pumpkins keep the palette soft, while a variety of candles add warmth and coziness.
My inspiration began with fabulous bowls decorated with fruit drawings from Home Goods. I also knew I wanted to use my burlap chargers to create a bit of texture. Whenever I set the table, I try to start with one inspirational piece and continue to create from there.
To add a bit of color, I added green linen napkins which pick up the color of the leaves of the fruit inside the bowls. In addition to pears and pomegranates, the bowls include figs and grapes.
Mixed metallic candles wind their way into the centerpiece, surrounded by silvery green leaves and strands of bittersweet.
As the evening closes in, the candles reflect a cozy glow against their metallic surface. When I spied these copper-style bowls at Hobby Lobby, I knew I had to work them into my fall table setting. They were on sale and cost a mere $2.50 each. I couldn’t find a candle that fit just right inside, but thankfully came up with an idea while wandering the candle aisles.
I filled the copper-style bowls with water and floated a somewhat flat, round candle on top. You can do this with any water-tight vessel you might have on hand. Just make sure the candle is light enough to float on top of the water. As the candle starts to melt, you’ll find little wisps of wax on the water’s surface. You can leave it on the water or easily remove it.
A narrow burlap table runner adds a bit more texture and warmth to my fall table setting centerpiece.
The corner farmhouse hutch gets a touch of early fall decorating with a few gourds tucked near my white ironstone pieces.
I wonder if the lady at the farm market thought I was a bit off my rocker when I bought two bags full of mini white pumpkins. I like the ones with their dried leaves still clinging to the stem.
My dry sink was another happy recipient of white pumpkins.
I found an amazing kale plant that provides a bit of architecture to my dry sink.
Tomorrow is the first day of fall and I like to transition slowly into the new season. Although I love autumn, I don’t like what comes next. Illinois receives pretty harsh weather during January and February. But for now I’ll savor this last day of summer and bask in the warm week.
I’m finishing up my fall decorating through the rest of the house and will share a brief fall home tour soon
See the rest of the beautiful tablescapes in our It’s All Set series. Participating bloggers are listed below. Enjoy!
One final note … there’s still time to enter and win a copy of the gorgeous book, Historic Charleston and the Lowcountry.
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