Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fall Entertaining

Fall is an amazing season, the vibrant reds and oranges and yellows that surround us, warm our hearts and fill us with a sense of calm and serenity. I feel so peaceful when I take my morning bike rides down the country roads. The air is crisp and fresh and the trees change every day. Something about the leaves slowly falling to the floor to just adds to that feeling of peacefulness.

Corn Husks Wrapped Tea lights

With fall comes your fall entertaining, thanksgiving dinner and of course Halloween (but we'll save Halloween ideas for a later post). I have added some ideas I came across that I really love. this time of year gourds and fruits can be used to make such a powerful statement in an arrangement at your dinner table, or even coffee tables.

But when thinking of entertaining and how to dress your table... just look outside. Emulate the season, its colours and the way the trees grow. Have fun with acorns and branches. Add a little spray paint of white or gold, or even black to the items and you can have a whole new look for a minimal budget!

Pumpkins Sprayed Gold

I love the use of the maple tree branches as the centerpiece and the pumpkins to fill the fireplace. As an added idea, if you are having more of a romantic, late dinner, fill the fire place with ivory candle and white gourds, set the table with the fire red maple tree branches as a focal piece and include more ivory candles on the tabletop to set the mood.

Feather Nests with Pears

More of a vintage feel, so stunning.

What I love about the top two pictures is collaborating the both of them. The vintage appeal and the soft touch of the feathers could make for a stunning dinner table and surrounding cocktail area. Remember when entertaining, you want to tantalize all of your guests senses. Touch, scent, taste, sound and sight. By doing all of this, you will leave your guests undoubtedly excited for the next dinner party you throw.