September sweeps in with flourish, shaking the leaves from Technicolor trees and quietly stealing the daylight a minute at a time. In summer, the sun shines until nearly bedtime, but in fall, it’s dark by dinner—and we don’t mind one little bit. In fact, we love it. We celebrate the change with an ode to autumn created with pumpkin-shaped candles (madebyelizabeth.com) perched atop vintage wooden spindles. Just arrange them on a table runner, then add a few winterberry stems and a scattering of acorns and dried citrus, and you have an autumnal centerpiece that adds cozy ambience to the season’s shorter days.