Friday, October 21, 2011 3:47 PM EDT
The leaves are changing colour and more comfort foods like stews and roasts are making their way onto our tables. It's time to drag out our dutch ovens and slow cookers to braise meats and cook up hearty soups, so why not reflect the comfort of our meals in our tabletop?
Pumpkins may be a symbol of Halloween, but they're also a symbol of Fall. These pumpkin-shaped vessels add a hearty touch to any food you choose to serve in them, and look absolutely lovely on a seasonal table.
Above, clockwise from top left: Staub Pumpkin Casserole from Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma Heirloom Pumpkin collection, Pumpkin Punch Bowl and Mugs from Pottery Barn
Cloth napkins with a visible weave reminiscent of burlap are a great way to add an autumnal feeling to any fete.
Above, clockwise from top left: Kim Seybert Tile napkins and napkin rings, Greek Key place mats from Horchow, Roost Pinstripe napkins and runners, Teroforma pure linen napkins and runners
The Colours of Fall on Your Dinnerware
While your best bet for everyday dinnerware is classic white, accent plates bring colour to your table throughout any seasons. Try serving side dishes and appetizers, on plates that bring in the traditional colours of Fall.
Above, left to right: Moroccan Medallion tidbit plates from Pottery Barn, Red Pagoda salad plate by Lauren Ralph Lauren, Circle Chic yellow dinner plate from Mikasa
Layer more earth tones with wood accessories...
Above, clockwise from top left: Acacia wood salad plates, olivewood servers from Chapters-Indigo, Teroforma Loft hors d'oeuvres set, interlocking wooden tile place mat from Chapters-Indigo
Add some colour to your glassware. Gold accents are great for Fall entertaining.
Above, clockwise from top left: Nouvel Studios Twisted Tumblers, gold rim stemware from Pottery Barn, Helianthus goblet from Anthropologie, Michael Wainwright gold drinkware