8 creative fall table settings
Chairs and utensils don't have to match ― in fact, an eclectic mix adds a personal touch.
Stock up on sturdy ceramic dishware and quality table linens in muted colors that can be dressed up for any occasion. Then sprinkle in a little of nature's bounty.
Click ahead for 8 inventive place settings.
Pair natural-toned ceramics with assorted silverware and everyday glassware.
Adorn napkins with name cards, herbs, and a ribbon for a dash of holiday color.
The rich red color and hard texture of the pomegranate make it the perfect fruit to write on. Use permanent or liquid ink in gold, silver, or black.
The tags, available from garden stores, turn fruits with stems into instant place-setters. Cut the tag to size, then write the name on it with a black permanent marker.
Here, she placed a small glass hurricane inside a larger one with about a ¼-inch space between and slipped in wheat. Place a candle in the center (be sure your candle is shorter than the height of the inner glass).
Use a craft knife to make the cut. Silver ink reads well on dark brown paper, and scalloped scissors give the card a decorative edge.
Use a pen with white or silver ink. The leathery texture of the leaf complements table linens. Coordinate the napkin color.