Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tablescape Thursday: Indian Summer

Welcome to Tablescape Thursday, my favorite meme. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch graciously hosts this event each week for us.

This past weekend the weather was great, so I set the table out on the porch. The Indian summer didn't last long, though, as we're having a Nor'easter right now, and as Yukon Cornelius says, "It's not fit for man nor beast out there."

I love these Heisey cornucopia candleholders, and I think I've used them in every fall tablescape I've done this year.

An apple, turned into a tealight holder...

All you need is a drill, with a 1 1/2 inch paddle bit attached, and voila, you have a tealight holder!

Dinner plates: Dollar Tree
Placemats, goblets, napkin rings, pumpkin in centerpiece, and leaf bowls: Wal-Mart
Amber taper candles: Colonial Candle
Napkins: April Cornell
***Don't forget that Colonial Candle is offering my readers a discount of $15 off an order of $60 or more from now until the end of the year. Just use promo code MAMAISON15 at checkout.


  1. Nicely done Tammy! Your table looks so festive, and your apple tealight holders are delightful.

    Happy TT! :)

  2. What a gorgeous table. I love all of your beautiful dishes, and the apples as tealight holders is such a fabulous idea. Hope it warms up a bit for you. Hugs, Marty

  3. Lovely arrangement and Harvest colors.
    Like the apples!

  4. Great Dollar tree plates! I love the apples used for tealight holders! I love using fresh fruits and vegetables as part of the centerpiec--very pretty!

  5. I love your beautiful table and the apple idea is one I need to borrow! Thanks for all the gorgeous ideas! Cindy

  6. Very nice! I have seen apples used for the candle tapers but not for the tea lights--cool. It has been super rainy and windy here today in SC

  7. What a nice table! I love the use of apples as tealight holders! Your leaf bowls are really pretty! Great job! Hugs!

  8. Very pretty, Tammy!
    Glad you got some bargains at Walmart!

  9. A lovely table and bargains to boot! I always love that apple idea. I had forgotten about it. I will have to give it a try. :)


  10. Tammy,
    Very lovely table. I will be using the apple idea. Thank you so much for sharing.


  11. Love your colors and the apple idea is great. I've got to use that. Thank you.

  12. Love all the colors of autumn. Lovely table.

  13. So inviting and warm! Love this:)

  14. What a fun table. I love those leaf placemats and those little leaf bowls. I have been looking for something just like that. Great autumn table.
    Enjoy your day

  15. What a beautiful table. I also love your cornucopia candlesticks and your leaf bowls, too!!

  16. I love what candlelight does for a table. It makes everything look so warm and cozy. The candle holders are perfect for this time of year.


  17. You've help make autumn last a little longer with your table today. I can almost taste the apples and pumpkin that you might be serving on those cute plates. I have made the apple tea lights before and loved them. Thanks for sharing it all.

  18. Lovely colors on your tablescape! Is that really your house in your header picture? It is adorable.

  19. This is such a warm table! The colors are so rich and beautiful. You're so clever to make the apple candle holders.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  20. Tammy I love the apples as candle holders how clever of you...I seeen the plates at Dollar Tree but girl I have ran out of room at my house for dishes...I swear I have them under beds now ha ha!! Beautiful table my friend...Thanks for sharing..Hope all is well on your side of the mountain today...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. Hi Tammy,
    Your tablescape is the leaf salad plates and the apple tealight holders! Great idea and thanks for the directions on how you made them!


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