Bring the natural beauty of Fall to your table with these easy ideas…
A quick and pretty centerpiece is always my favorite. A slice of wood holds an ivory pillar candle and Seckel pears (from my grocery store).
I made my own no-sew napkins by washing and drying fabric, cutting it into 16" squares and pulling the threads to create a frayed edge. A leather cord is tied on to serve as a quick napkin ring and a natural oak leaf is tucked in to bring a rustic, warm feel to each place setting.
Save some time with this easy dessert. Store-bought caramel apples are sliced and served in a wooden bowl (purchased at TJ Maxx) -- serve with toothpicks and hot coffee or wine. I find the best way to do this is to refrigerate apples before cutting.
Scour garage sales, eBay, Etsy and resale shops for pewter trays, ironstone platters and horn handle serving pieces -- these instantly add a rustic feel to the table and could become your family's heirlooms one day.
A Fall table calls for bold glassware - make your own by dropping empty wine bottles off at your local glass cutter. We did this a few years ago -- this is my favorite set.