Toning Down Summer~Bring on Fall!

Hi everyone!

So, how many of you out there are ready for Fall? Raise your hands! Me too! I can’t seem to keep my mind on it being summer still. I think with this freaky hot summer we have had, it’s my brains way of escaping.

And subconsciously I seem to be making little changes in my home décor towards Autumn colors. I hadn’t even realized I was doing it.

I had a Summer cloche on this little table until just recently. But, when I found two wood candlesticks on a recent thrifting trip, I decided I wanted to change it up a bit.


IMG_3897Summer cloche now on the floor. LOL 


I hadn’t seen a pair of these candlesticks in this good of condition in years.I am not sure of the company that made them but, I know they are circa 1950’s.


Neglected and overlooked on the shelf, I scooped them up and brought them home. And why are these old wood candlesticks so special? They have hidden treasures.




Unscrew the top candle cup and you have 4 wood napkin rings. Screw the candle cup back on and you have a totally different looking candlestick along with your four napkin rings!



How fun is that!

I decided I just had to use them now. I don’t use much warm wood accessories during the Summer. But, like I said earlier, I am ready for Autumn!




I grabbed some old (1932 & 1947) beaten up books. The colors felt Fall-ish and right for this vignette.


I know this is not everyone’s cup of tea but, I love old mis-shapened handmade candles. These are pretty rough. They came in a big ziplock bag of misc. candles at a thrift store.


I have to keep my shamrock plant on this table. I have tried it everywhere else in the house and this is the spot it has chosen to live! And I really like my white ironstone set it is in.


A big fun tassel added for just a bit of color and interest. And another fun pop of color is on the thrifted embroidered runner. All the colors blend in with the other things on the table except the blue. Which I like how it stands out.


So, that is me starting to tone down the Summer feel and bring in the Fall. Have you started adding Fall touches here and there or do you have better restraint than I do?

I’m joining:

Blue Monday

Met Monday

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Table Top Tuesday

Wow Us Wednesday

What’s it Wednesday

Vintage Thingie Thursday


  1. Oh I am so ready for fall and all the hot temps to go away. Love your fall vignette. The candlesticks are the greatest thing, how fun is that. Love how they transform. The books are a wonderful find too. Really like how they all go together and the runner has such lovely colors. Great job. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  2. Nice that you are changing your decor for fall! I'm not quite ready yet but will be in a few weeks. Great job! Susan

  3. Love those candlesticks and the napkin clever! Your new vignette is making me feel ready for some fall also. Its cooler this morning and that's a relief! Hugs, Linda

  4. It is finally cool here and yes, Fall is in the air. Those candlesticks are a hoot, great storage solution..what a great idea someone had. Have fun doing your pretty vignette's!

  5. Fall is one of my favorite seasons but I am not ready yet. This has been one of the hottest Michigan summers in a long time and I am loving it! I also love those candlesticks, what a great find.

  6. So pretty! I love the vignette you created. Those candlesticks are so unique.

    Have a great week!

  7. I have purchased a few fall items but not ready yet! We already have winter 6 months year here in No. Minnesota!

  8. How on earth did you know that about the napkin rings and candlesticks? I swear I've seen the napkin rings before, but I didn't see the candlesticks around them. Now I'll have to be on the lookout for them.

  9. Autumn is here at my house. Inside and out. I usually decorate for halloween in September but this year I'm doing fall first and adding the trick or treat stuff a little later than usual. Your decor is lovely for the season ahead.

  10. How awesome are those candlestick/napkin rings?! Very awesome in my book. I have never seen anything like those. I love your old ill shaped candles. That's my style too.

  11. Diane, your misshaped candles are perfect for the candlesticks! It is a perfect fallish decor!

  12. Cool candlesticks, don't think I have ever seen any like them.

  13. Beautiful. Love those candlesticks. I bet you were the only one who knew the secret. thanks for sharing, Ginger

  14. I know I'm weird, but I don't want to hurry the cold weather. Even though where I live (Florida) it's never THAT cold.

    I love, love, love those candlesticks! Thanks for sharing your blues.

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

  15. I love those! It feels like Fall in here a couple of days ago.

    Captured gorgeously!

    Visiting from Blue Monday.. My entry is about our Anniversary Dinner, would be delighted for your comment. Have a great week ahead.

  16. So ready for the Fall. We are ready too:)

    Visiting from Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

  17. Those are neat candlesticks! I have never seen any with hidden napkin rings like that. Or maybe I have and didn't know it! We have had cool temps here this week and it does have me thinking about Fall. I will miss summer but boy do I love Fall, too!


  18. I love those hidden napkin rings! Our weather seems to be cooling off somewhat! I am ready for cooler weather just no snow please! LOL! I like your fall plans. I did to get busy and get some new ideas! Have a great weekend! It is coming up!

  19. nice table area for reading. nice arrangement. sorry for the l8 visit, hope you could visit my Blue Monday here:


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