Set a Fall Tablescape Using Goods from Rhode Island Farms and Makers

Tips and resources from Kayla Aucoin of AUCOIN designs

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If summer is the season of paper plates, autumn is surely when a bit of formality returns. Baskets of chips are replaced with quick breads faster than night falls, and even drinks get darker in color with mugs of warm cider over jars of lemonade. 

Kayla Aucoin revels in entertaining, but her heart lies in the details of assembling tablescapes with all the trimmings. The North Kingstown entrepreneur behind AUCOIN designs divides her time between design and photography, also producing hand-illustrated stationery, paper goods, and a range of wax stamps, which she uses to embellish everything from skewers to place cards for her tabletop collection. 

For an everyday harvest-themed feast (hello, Thanksgiving), Aucoin assembles goods from Rhode Island sellers. “What’s better than walking into a small business and being able to talk to the designer, artisan, or business owner? It becomes personal,” she says. “We created a Rhody style gathering! How cool is that?”

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TABLESCAPE

Bowls, centerpiece, candle holders, flowers and plants, plates- Wildwood Nursery Home & Garden, East Greenwich 

Fabric dinner napkins- Susan Troy Cloth, North Smithfield

Napkins, place cards, seal skewers, and wine bags and charms-Aucoin Designs

Pumpkins and winter squash- Chris and Kristina's Market Garden, South Kingstown

BAR CART

Coffee & Black Walnut Vodka, Rhode Island Red Vodka, Forager's Gin- Rhodium Rhode Island Spirits, Pawtucket

Wine and bubbles  (Rhody Red, Sauvignon Blanc France, Prosecco, Wickford White)- Gooseneck Vineyards, North Kingstown

Jack Pumpkin Ale and Boreal Imperial Stout- Tilted Barn Brewery, Exeter

Stemless wine glasses - Honey Gallery, North Kingstown



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