Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Little Squirrelly Over Autumn

Have you eagerly been awaiting the Fall season?  For many of us whose summer was beastly hot and humid at times, the cool weather of Autumn is a welcomed moment.

It is now time to bring out everything which includes the colors of Fall.  This week's article features many wonderful Fall tablescape ideas from a variety of designers participating in the Welcome Fall Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by our dear friend and designer, Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate.  Remember to stop in each day to view the impressive tablescapes created by the artists listed below in the schedule of the week.  This awe-inspiring blog hop will run from Monday, September 16, 2019 to Friday, September 20, 2019.  So make a second cup of coffee, rest and enjoy the stunning collection of tables in celebration of nature's kaleidoscopic color of Autumn.

Now first let's begin with the compilation of Fall table decor from The Little Yellow Corner Store.  The rich colors of gold, burnt orange and dark burgundy are combined together for a warm, cozy setting.  Accented with white, it makes the Autumn colors stand out even more against the pumpkins, apples, mums, leaves, berries and squirrels that are incorporated into the brightly colored table, like a beautiful woven tapestry.

Along with the white ceramic squirrels which surround the homemade popcorn filled glass pumpkin jar, these gold ceramic squirrel place card holders really won over my heart.  They seem to add just the perfect warm hearted touch to the Fall table.  You can say I really went squirrelly over them.

And look, they seem to be enjoying some acorns.

A leaf bowl filled with brightly colored, crunchy apples is a simple way to beautify a table.  It is a perfect grab and go healthy treat.

A filled pumpkin jar with Peanut Butter Popcorn makes a cute centerpiece for this easy Fall tablescape.  If you missed the previous post, Fall Treats, and would like the recipe for this delicious popcorn, go to:  Fall Treats.

Autumn truly is a time to feel blessed.

With the abundance of zucchini from the garden, these Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cupcakes are my favorite way to put the grated zucchini to good use with just the right amount of sweetness.

To make these rich chocolate zucchini cupcakes, just follow the easy recipe below:

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cupcakes

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
3 eggs
1 C vegetable oil
1 1/4 C packed brown sugar
2 C all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C grated zucchini (without skin)
3/4 C chopped walnuts
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat over to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl mix eggs and sugar.  Blend in oil and cooled chocolate in egg mixture.

In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Stir this flour mixture into egg mixture until combined.  Stir in grated zucchini, nuts and chips.  

Spoon into paper or foil lined cupcake liners in muffin tins, filling 2/3 full.

Bake for 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  Remove from the tins and cool completely.  Top with frosting of your choice.

The great ideas continues.  Just visit each link listed below on each day of the week to enjoy some truly exquisite and inspiring Fall tablescapes.  It is time to go squirrelly over Autumn!

Have more fun!






  1. Marsha, what a great combination of color and elements for your fall table display! Those little squirrel place card holders are terrific, and I can't tell but those acorns appear to be ceramic? Love! Your zucchini muffins look to be irresistible, and the popcorn has obviously been a huge hit, being featured this past week on at least one blog, I know. Happy almost fall, and I enjoy being on this circuit with you!

  2. What a wonderful table for fall! I love all of the cute little squirrels. Your treats are the icing on the cake, and how nice that you shared your recipes, too!!

  3. Amber, I will take a handful of your peanut butter popcorn and a zucchini muffin. Those muffins are too cute!
    Your squirrelly fall table is creative and fun! The white accents all with such personality do bring out the pretty fall tablecloth that does look like a tapestry. All the berries, apples, squirrels, pumpkins, fall leaves, and nuts celebrate fall perfectly.
    Fun blog hopping with you this week.

  4. Oh Marsha, you have so many wonderful fall touches on your pretty table, I had to smile when I spotted the squirrel with his acorns! Your cupcakes look so cute, not to mention they sound divine! Love the fall golds and oranges and who can resist the popcorn treats in the glass pumpkin! Delightful!

  5. Your table looks lovely, Marsha! I have a thing for fall decor that features squirrels, so I was delighted to see all of your cuties. Those place card holders are precious as are the squirrels flanking your clear pumpkin treat jar. I have that same treat jar and seeing yours reminds me that it's time to pull it out to start enjoying it.

  6. Marsha, such an inviting tablescape --- I too love the squirrel place card holders. Especially liked how you created the centerpiece with the clear glass pumpkin full of popcorn and treats. Have never heard of the flavor combo of chocolate and zucchini before, but the cupcakes sure look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. What a cute title for your post! I love the colors and precious squirrels and acorns, and your cupcakes look yummy! Happy to be joining you this week! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  8. What a beautiful fall tablescape! It has all the autumn's colors, and the squirrels theme is so cute. Bravo!

  9. Marsha, you have brought the autumn colors to your table and it is truly set off by the white. It says autumn is on its way with all of your beautiful attention to detail. The zucchini cupcakes look delicious and so does the peanut butter popcorn. It is always a pleasure to blog hop with you!

  10. Marsha, I love your fall patterned tablecloth and the gold, burnt orange and burgundy color scheme. It is indeed a cozy color combination! I also love the acorns, velvet pumpkins and ceramic squirrels. I would love to pull up a chair and try one of those chocolate zucchini muffins! Thanks for including the recipe :)

  11. Marsha, such a lovely table with the fall colors. It looks so rich and pretty. love the squirrel with the acorns. Colorful peanut butter popcorn to munch on plus those pretty zucchini cupcakes. These fun treats look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Always a pleasure joining you.

  12. A lovely table set for Fall! Those cupcakes are perfect!

  13. Such a gorgeous Fall table with all of those pretty fall colors. I love those squirrel place card holders! I have never tried Zucchini cupcakes but your recipe sounds delicious and they are almost too pretty to eat!

  14. Love the look of your dining table #alittlebitofeverything@_karendennis

  15. Such a warm and cozy table Marsha! I love all your fall elements, especially your squirrel place card holders! Delicious too...I’m torn between whether I should splurge on the popcorn or a cupcake :) Such a pretty ceramic cupcake server too! As always it’s a treat to blog hop with you. ♥

  16. Marsha, those squirrels are the cutest. Love the idea of popcorn. The Chocolate Zucchini cupcakes are so pretty and sound delicious.

  17. Love, love, LOVE the deep rich hues of this table, all contrasted with white! (Also I'm a huge "nut" for squirrels - ha! get it? I'm a NUT for squirrels...!! hahaha - okay I digress... anyway I love squirrels so this table has my heart for the sweet critters and the gorgeous red dinnerware!

  18. What a pretty and vibrant fall tablescape!I love your little squirrels and the apples look delicious.

    So happy to join you on this hop. Happy fall!

  19. Your table is rich with fall colors! All the accents are perfect for a fall table. Those zucchini chocolate chip cupcakes look sooo good!

  20. The squirrels are so cute and those cupcakes look delicious!

  21. I love squirrels!!!! I have a silly obsession with them really. Truth is I can sit and watch them for hours. I have a squirrel figurine carrying an acorn. I love all of yours and I'm "nuts" about your tablescape. It's gorgeous. The apples in the leaf bowl and the wonderful warm colors all say welcome autumn. I pinned your yummy cupcakes and of course your lovely tablescape. It's a pleasure to be on the hop with you. Hugs!

  22. I do not eagerly await fall, to me fall means winter and cold weather is on its way. I much prefer spring and summer, the warmer the better. However, I do like fall decor and your table looks so pretty!! I bet those cupcakes were tasty!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 4. Shared.

  23. Everything is so beautiful! And your cupcakes look so yummy! Thanks for sharing on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Be sure to share some more fall posts with us this week for the Autumn Hop and join our giveaway!

  24. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  25. Beautiful tablescape! This will be one of my features this Saturday at the Snickerdoodle Link Party!

  26. Absolutely gorgeous table... I love the colors of Fall, and these deeper hues are amazing!