One of the best parts of Fall entertaining is building a dining tablescape, if we do say so ourselves here at Kittelberger Florist & Gifts. There’s nothing quite like the instant immersion into the new season you get when you create a new look for your dining room, changing out linens, candles and decor and reminiscing about seasons past. In the run up to Thanksgiving, you may be called upon to host other dinners, or simply want your table to reflect the spirit of the harvest. A centerpiece is the single most important item you can grace your table with. Everything else in your table decor will follow from the standard it sets. Read on to find our top tablescaping tips.
Let’s say you plant a traditional design like Giving Thanks at the center of your dining table. With its rich parade of harvest hues and seasonal flowers, this is bright, approachable and yet elegant (the beautiful container truly elevates the whole design). You might style your table with heirloom linens, taper candles in equally polished holders and a smattering of fall leaves down the center of the table like a deconstructed garland.
Tuck votives in amber glass here and there to spread the warmth. You can also create little vignettes of autumnal fruits and such like pomegranates, artichokes, corn, acorns and gourds. When you put a traditional design at the heart of your table, the classic harvest elements can function as gorgeous accents.