Tablescape of Candy Corn

Do you like candy corn?

Candy Corn Medley

I do, and I crave it every Fall season.  Doesn’t candy corn say Fall  to you?

Candy Corn Tablescape

I used this same table covering in the Hoot Owls at Dusk Tablescape last week.


The alternative was solid white…sort of boring in contrast to the plaid.  So, plaid it is for round two!

You may remember this candy corn gourd from last year.  Gourds are so easy to paint!  No need for taping and perfection…free style works great.

Candy Corn Gourd

Here’s how I used the candy corn gourds last year for our Fall Farmhouse Porch Decor.  I admit it.  I may be a little over-the-top candy corn crazy.

Front Porch Decorative Planters

The plate stack follows the candy corn color pattern.  The juice and beverage glasses are those we use every day in The Land of Making Do.  The mug, dinner, and salad plates are our every day Mikasa Antique White dishes, as well.

Plate Stack

Candy corn is casual…why wouldn’t our table be the same?

The old yellow chargers came from a nearby antique booth – same shopping trip when I found the Lost Lavender China Lives set.  We’ve never actually used the chargers because they sit at a slant.  Imagine chasing rolling peas!

The white flatware is for summer dining outside – also from Wal-Mart.  I found the place mat set on clearance at Ross last year.

White Handled Flatware

Candy corn cups – again, Wal-Mart.  We use these plastic stacking cups all the time – like for individual servings of salsa, and recently the Fall Spice Caramel Apple Dip.  Yum!

I folded each napkin into the shape of a candy corn.  Gross grain ribbon adds the orange color I have so little of.

Candy Corn Napkin Fold

The orange place mats just about cover it for my orange decor.  Do you have a lot of orange?  Do you like orange?

Candy Corn Vine Plant

I’m not an orange decor or orange clothing person, but I do like it.

And since I like candy corn so much, I planted this candy corn vine a few years ago.  It makes me smile when it starts blooming every summer!

Candy Corn Vine

Isn’t it fun?  It’s also known as the cigar flower or a firecracker vine.  I get it.

I’ll stick with candy corn vine, though.  When something makes you smile, plant it, decorate with it, enjoy it.  🙂

What’s your favorite Fall candy?  Come on…don’t be shy.  I’m really curious!


Signature Fall





This candy corn tablescape is partying at Tablescape Thursday.  I hope you’ll join us!


    • says

      Thank you, Liz. I think orange is fun during summer, too, so I used the orange place mats for a summer table. I think I could learn to incorporate it more…maybe I can thrift some plates! i hope you have a very nice weekend!

  1. says

    Kim, this table is so much fun. I love what you did with the napkins – that is so creative! Your candy corn gourd is so cute and makes a great centerpiece. Yep, the black and white checked tablecloth adds a lot of interest to the table. And even a candy corn vine. I’ve never seen that, and it’s really pretty. I’m not a candy corn lover, but I love seeing it in the Fall. (If it’s not chocolate, I don’t waste the calories on it, but I eat enough chocolate to make up for it!). laurie
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    • says

      Thanks, Laurie. I’m usually all about chocolate, too, but candy corn seems to hold its own during Fall! I hope you have a great weekend, Laurie. 🙂

  2. teresa says

    I do like orange, but don’t have a lot of it. It’s such a cozy wintery colour. I have one vintage suit in pumpkin that I wear this time of year and suits me so i don’t know why that’s all I own!
    I call that vine Manettia and have been waiting for Menard’s to mark them down. They keep insisting it’s a Fall plant like Mums because it’s called candy cane, so they all got frost-bitten. It’s actually a tropical vine. I was upset so now I won’t pay full price for damaged ones. 🙁 You’re lucky you can just plant them outside; it’s really a spectacular plant even when it’s not in flower.

    • says

      That’s funny – a “Fall” plant that blooms during summer. Hmm…. Once our warm temperatures leave, the blooming stops. Our Fall is very warm here – still in the mid 80’s mostly. I hope you get it soon, because I’m sure it’s cooler already where you are! 🙂

  3. says

    LOVE the candy corn gourds Kim! Very creative!! love the napkins too! AND the vine is adorable! I love candy corn, it’s so happy, but I can’t stand to eat the stuff! My kiddos don’t like it either so it’s safe to have around in my decor!
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    • says

      Thanks, Jenna. You inspired me so much last year with your candy corn place mats. I love those! It really does help to have kids around to eat the candy. I made some bars similar to those you made the other day, intending to take them with me to church yesterday and “get them eaten”, but I accidentally left them at home! That’s a Halloween horror, for sure. 😉

  4. says

    Candy corn speaks louder to me than turkey or pumpkin pie or any of that other stuff!!! I LOVE candy corn! I don’t eat it so much in my old age, but I still look longingly at it when I pass it in the grocery store! So it’s okay by me for you to go “over-the-top candy corn crazy” as much as you’d like!!!

    I like how you stuck with the casual feel that candy corn evokes rather than trying to morph it into something upscale after-five! Candy corn is what it is, and casual works every time!!! Layering the charger, dinner plate and salad plate to mimic the candy corn is a terrific creative touch, and those napkins…you’ve got it goin’ on, sister!!!

    Terrific table for the fall season, Kim! Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to brush and floss after all that candy!!! 🙂

    • says

      Hi, Alycia! Thank you for your sweet comment. No, there’s nothing fancy about candy corn. But, tempting? Yes, it is! You’ve got strong willpower not to buy any. You are so funny, and I’ll do the brushing and flossing. I hate cavities! 🙂

  5. says

    Candy corn is always on display on my table in the Fall, but it’s too sweet for me to eat. I do manage to eat a few pieces though. Love this table!

  6. says

    lovely photos of all arrangements.Found your blog while browsing and enjoyed few posts….These candy corn vines are really beautiful with pretty flowers.The napkin arrangement is great and I will borrow your idea….very cheerful table arrangement!
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