Autumn Gifts from the Garden

For something different, you can scoop out the inside of a pumpkin, put a jar inside and fill it with a display of Autumn flowers such as sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and berries.
Autumn table decorations
An alternative is a simple apple with a votive candle slotted into the top. It looks both inviting and striking at each place setting.
Rustic containers filled with herbs and seasonal flowers look just right against an autumn backdrop. Here a collection of small buckets in a wire frame basket hold a collection of Autumn flowers.
Large displays for inside and out
Antique coloured hydrangeas, with rust tints on the clear blue and pink shades, are starting to dry out and the colours look wistful and beautiful. These muted blues, purples and pinks look lovely matched with Autumn-toned textiles.
Treats for your guests
The possibilities of slip-covering never seem to end. Here a lined zinc tub with a scalloped slip cover is filled with the season's bounty. Just perfect for guests to help themselves when they leave. (Put paper bags close by).
A simple idea for party favours - use brown craft paper to make cones and fill them with walnuts.
The season of nature's gifts
In keeping with the setting, a more rustic approach was taken with the china and the lanterns. The apples in the centre act as a reminder of the season, plus can be taken home by guests after dinner.