Sunday, September 25, 2016

Autumn Candlelight Tablescape

Autumn blaze of gold, crimson red, sunset orange.....the vibrant colors of Fall are what comes to my mind every year at this time.  Do you find yourself eagerly waiting to see the change in colors of the trees?  I certainly do and if I have the opportunity, I run around with the camera trying to capture the moment so that I can enjoy the season's brilliancy well into the chilly white of winter.

First, I would like to welcome you to this week's post, Autumn Candlelight, during my participation in the Autumn Tablescape Blog Hop organized by Chloe Crabtree at http://celebrateanddecorate.com/.  Please be sure to browse through the many links of creative bloggers at the end of this post.  You are guaranteed to find some fantastic ideas for the Fall season.

In honor of my favorite time of the year, I have gathered up some beautiful Autumn pictures from my collection of many years and, as you might have already noticed, I added them to my slideshow at the beginning of this article for your viewing pleasure.  Most definitely, I find this as perfect "eye candy" for the soul and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

Now lets get on with The Little Yellow Corner Store's featured Fall tablescape.  Most often, my previous Autumn tablescapes for many years have been as colorful as the landscape outside my window.  However, this year, I decided to work with more neutral, muted tones of color.  I find that the simple elegance of a neutral tablescape can convey just as much about the beautiful season as those tablescapes which reflect the radiance of the bright Fall colors.  The end result is a table which promotes calm as it is welcoming.


The inspiration for the Autumn Candlelight tablescape came from the taupe colored sunflower napkin ring.


The appeal of the shiny smooth off-white ceramic pumpkins complements yet adds a contrast to the natural element of the chalkboard painted sliced wood name tag.



Some oversize wood acorns and large size black lanterns are most certain to catch your attention.


The title of this posting is Autumn Candlelight and it is created for a reason.  The candlestick napkin fold is a wonderful way to add a lovely, yet functional touch to a table.



The off-white pine cone dinnerware set and wood chargers keep with the natural look of the tablescape.


The burgundy red leaves, napkin inserts and centerpiece flowers add that pop of color that reminds me of one of the many stunning Fall colors that I enjoy when the change in foliage is at its peak.

As I carefully selected each piece that comprises the Autumn tablescape, I truly focused on the details of what I thought would help the tablescape achieve a polished look, especially as I kept in mind the harvest season and upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  So often as I work with creating the feel or tone of a tablescape, I painstakingly select just the right piece to go with the theme of the table.  As I go through this process of adding and subtracting just the right detail, I am reminded each time of how I need to be grateful for the "details" in my life too, like those details which make up the entire beauty of my table.   My tables are a constant reminder to not take for granted the importance of what might seem to be an "insignificant detail."  In the end, when the table is complete or the task in life is concluded, it is always something greater than I thought or hoped and for which I can count my blessings.

With that said, I hope you too can enjoy the splendor of Autumn. 



29 comments:

  1. A very thoughtful and meaningful analogy of building the details of a tablescape as compared to life and living. Lovely appeal in the finished details here. Have a wonderful week.
    Rita C at Panoply

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  2. I love your pine cone dinner plates, so different! Also I've never heard of a candlelight napkin fold-it is so unique and pretty! Your table is a lovely way to kick off our blog hop week!
    Jenna

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  3. Oh so pretty! I really love your pine cone plates which are perfect to carry you through the season and onto winter. I love the special touch of your chalkboard painted wood slice place cards too! Mary

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  4. Lovely tablescape and I love your theme. I love the acronsm, pumpkins and dinner plates. So beautifully put together and I am so happy you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you. Have a great week.

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  5. So many pretty details in this tablescape! I really like the cream plates with the pine chargers. The large acorns and owl are super cute!

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  6. Very pretty, festive tablescape... just perfect for a cozy fall gathering! I really like the pinecone plates and sunflower napkin rings. And the chalkboard wood nametags are so cute! :) ~Rhonda

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  7. I have those same ceramic pumpkins! I loved how you used them in your tablescape with all your other fall elements. It's a very cozy, welcoming setting. Happy to share the tablescape blog hop with you.

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  8. Your Fall Tablescape looks gorgeous! I love your pinecone dinnerware and the pretty flower napkin rings! Your beautiful Fall centerpiece with the flanking lanterns make the perfect finishing touch! I hope that you have a wonderful and blessed day!!!

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  9. The details on your fall table are truly outstanding, lots of pretty to behold! Thanks for sharing your inspiration. :) Happy Fall.

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  11. Your dinnerware is the exact color of mine :). Lots of pretty details here my friend. The pumpkin is lovely! I think lots of people are 'going neutral' this year, including moi!

    xxx

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  12. You have a such a lovely fall table. Love your special details...the owl, acorn, lanterns, and those pretty dishes. I love all of it. sheila

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  13. I love the acorns! Very pretty table with lots of Fall details. The lanterns, dinnerware, napkin rings are all just perfect. I'd love to sit at your table.

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  14. Very pretty tablescape. The pinecone plates with the pumpkin tureens are lovely and reflect fall so well. Sunflowers a re always a welcome site at a table. Truly an inspirational pretty table to enjoy.

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  15. What faun tablescape and those napkin rings are fabulous!! Very nice seasonal look... :-)

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  16. Such a pretty tablescape with so many beautiful elements, I don't know where to begin! Let me begin by saying, I own those same dishes!! In fact, I have featured them on the blog in the past and gotten all kinds of comments from people that want to buy them! I swear I bought every single different kind of piece they offered, every platter, serving dish, pitcher and salt and pepper shakers! Your little owl and oversized acorn are great additions to your table, as are those cute chalkboard place cards. I really have to do more place cards, they make such a difference for your guests!

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  17. I really like your neutral fall tablescape with just a pop of colour - you've added the perfect amount to give it a fall look. I've never seen a candle napkin fold before and I love it! Pretty napkin rings with the sunflowers. I'm a fan of black lanterns and you've displayed yours wonderfully.

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  18. A beautiful neutral autumn Tablescape...love the pine cone plates, chalkboard wood nametags, the candle napkin fold, sunflowers, lanterns! Every element work together to make a lovely presentation! Pam @ Everyday Living

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  19. A welcoming fall tablescape! Your plates with the pine cone border is a nice change for the new season.

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  20. Loving your table, and your dishes are just beautiful! It reminds me that I have something similar, somewhere in a closet or hutch. Now I need to find them!

    Beautiful table and texture, you nailed it!

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  21. So many fun details to look at! Great color palette for the season also.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your home and autumn tablescape, you are a great inspiration.

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  23. So festive and pretty! I love your lanterns and those acorns!

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  24. Your Fall table is so lovely. I just love owls and acorns!

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  25. I enjoyed every inch of your tablescape! The napkins are brilliant! Love the lanterns and floral centerpiece and of course the giant acorn! The dishes are perfect for this time of year and throughout the upcoming months too!

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  26. I have a mad crush on your dinnerware - so quintessentially fall! What a great start to our blog hop week!

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  27. What a pretty table! I love the natural elements of the name plates. Those napkins are so neat! And that little owl. Adorable! I really need to find myself some pretty little glass pumpkins. They really complete the place settings with those beautiful plates! I can just imagine the warm glow in the evening when the candles are lit!

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  28. I love those wood slice chalkboard place markers!! So sweet. What a lovely table.

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  29. I love that little owl! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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