It is that time of year for entertaining and the table sets the stage. Let the season inspire you and your table with decor filled with natural elements and rustic accents. Pay homage to autumn's abundant harvest with outdoors elements that you can find in your back yard or at the hometown hobby store.
A simple but stylish touch, is to go white with a dash of color. You can buy real pumpkins at your local store or buy fake ones at a hobby store. Michaels: Pumpkins
Great accents can come from your back yard . Pine cones are beautiful and you can also spray paint them white or gold. Wisteria branches are beautiful to accent with and so is acorn squash and seasonal flowers. If you are indoors, a candle or several candles will look elegant. Make sure the scent is not too strong as it will take away from the aroma of the meal. Pier 1: Candles
Remember simplicity can be beautiful. Don't clutter the table. Create an inviting area that is bright, clean and gives your guest plenty of room.
A nice added touch can be material colored napkins tied in the center with straw like string. Depending on the table, you can go without a table cloth if your table is rustic and without any major blemishes and just add a runner for accent. If you need to cover it, go with a simple white table cloth. You can still add a color runner. Bed Bath & Beyond: Harvest Napkins World Market: Table Linens
Enjoy the fall with family and friends. Make your table, your centerpiece.
By: Lori Cummings [email protected]