Thursday, August 26, 2010

Using Candles In Fall Decor

When the candle lighting ceremony begins that is when I know I am now officially in the mood for Fall. It is a funny occurrence that usually starts around the time of football season. All of the sudden I start putting candles on the mantle,humming along and lighting them at nightfall. You see Fall is more of an internal occurrence for me than just a seasonal change. My mood starts wanting a cozier, warmer feel to my home. So, out come the candles!!!

Candles are an inexpensive way to add to your decor for the fall. They bring a touch of warmth not only in the ambiance of a room , but if scented, can set the stage for cozy and welcoming space. I like to find different and unusual ways to use candles. I am sure you have seen most of these, but since it is the beginning of the season, I thought it would be a good reminder and inspiration for all of us. I hope you see something new and inspiring………
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“Enjoy the Process” Of:
Adding candles for color, texture, scent and ambiance to your fall decor.
Kathysue

29 comments:

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

There's something about a collection of different sized candles, especially in a fireplace or as a centerpiece that just screams comfort!

Julienne said...

These time and season differences are amazing. Here I am first again because as you finish I am just starting! As you look forward to Fall we are desperate for Spring which is now just around the corner.

I could swear it was only yesterday though that you were doing Spring posts!

Oh Kathysue the time just flies as I get older and I would really likeit to slow down a bit now!!!xx

Julienne said...

Oh darn while I was writing that long screed someone beat me to it Hahaha!!xx

Hamptontoes said...

I love the ambiance candles create, but with a 2 and 4 year old it's rare that candles are glowing in our home. Gorgeous images and love all the examples of candles in use.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great inspiration, Kathysue. New ideas just popped in my head. Thanks.

xinex said...

Thanks for the great ideas and inspiration, Kathysue!...Christine

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

For the first time in this hot and humid summer I am wearing my robe on the veranda for my morning coffee............autumn is on it's way. I adore candles but unfortunately they don't like me so I am on the hunt for pure unscented ones that will make my home glow. Lovely post. XO

vignette design said...

I can never have enough candles! Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall--candles everywhere! But, I agree, there is something about Fall that makes candles even more special. Along with a fire in the fireplace. The smell of burning wood reminds me of Fall. Ok, now you've put me in the mood. Is it Fall yet? Great post Kathysue! xo Delores

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

We have finally broken the string of 100 degree days so I am feeling a little bit more hopeful that fall is around the corner! I LOVE candles as you know and burn them just about 24/7! I also love them in my decor...all seasons!

I love all of your inspiration pics...I am almost ready to decorate for fall;)!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Kathysue! I love these pics...but my fav...I bet you could guess...the assortment of hurricanes on that fabulous frenchy table!! I am so excited for you about your scones! Can't wait to see them installed! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Leah said...

This is so funny, I just bought a pumpkin spice candle yesterday and I have been burning it all day! It smells so good!

Luvs!

LindsB said...

I love having candles lit all fall, its so cozy and warm feeling!

Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks for supplying all the inspiration! I love all of them and will have to try some out. I love the idea of the coffee beans as an anchor for the candle. So pretty!

xoxo
Jane

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I may just have to light one now, make the house smell good. I love candles, but I also have a slight fear of going off and forgetting to blow one out. I think the candles on the stairway are gorgeous, but I also want to scream "danger, danger"!

Liz, Viive and Benji said...

I love the Hermes ribbon holding the twigs to the hurricane lantern!! The grouping of silver hurricanes was elegant and inspiring. I'm having our bookmarks festival authors and patrons dinner here, so thanks for the good ideas!

aneyefordetail said...

I adore the nice big unscented (must be unscented!) pillar candles.
I just saw some adorable tealights, in cute, different shapes: took pictures of them but still have to post. Maybe I can tie in with your post next week!

Pinky said...

I LOOOVE candles, anytime of year! Love the different scents for different seasons but have to say FALL is my favorite!!! Thanks for the inspiration! XO, Pinky

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Kathysue , I LOVE candlesI So much so I used to own a candle compnay! But, sold it 5 years ago. Funny! I was just telling my mom today I need to make candles this week . I am running out and need some fall scents.
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Bringing Pretty Back said...

company! sorry!

Sally J said...

I'm holding off thinking of fall until next week! Fall is my absolutely favorite time of the year, and I want to get mentally ready to enjoy it. When it arrives, I'll be just like you...creating ambiance with light and color and warmth. Pumpkin spice is my total favorite scent. Can't wait!

aroundmytable said...

I love candles, they make every room so cosy, warm and romantic, especially in the colder times. Great of you to post it!

Allie and Pattie said...

I was off for a couple of days and now trying to catch up! I am SO with you- I love candles in the evening and when Fall rolls around, I want the coziness.
Try to stop by the blog- I really value your input and I'm looking for opinions
xoxo Pattie

koralee said...

I was just saying to my girls last night..I need to get a new fall candle...I love the feel of coziness it adds to my home. xoxoxo

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I love candles anytime of the year -always!!

Struggler said...

I love candles and, since my husband tells me it's silly to use them during summer evenings, I'll be pleased to get them out again once Fall hits!

DesignTies said...

Oooh, the collection of silver candlesticks on the white console table is beautiful!!

I used to light lots of candles around the house, but for whatever reason, I got out of the habit. Your pictures are inspiring me to get back to it :-)

Kelly

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What is it about candles? I love them in all seasons. I guess it's the ambience they create.
Even in summer I love them on picnic tables and on the mantle in glass. But fall has a calling all it's own and the candles MUST be glowing.
Thank you for the wonderful post.

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Kathysue...I just love candles going up a staircase...those are perfect for a fall gathering. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Privet and Holly said...

Just downloaded
a BUNCH of these
images to my
inspiration file : )
I love candles!!!
But, my hubby
doesn't like the
fact that they
grime up the insides
of the windows....
It's always a bone
of contention!
Guess who wins???
xx Suzanne