As fall approaches and the weather starts to cool, entertaining makes its move indoors. Elevate your next occasion with a centerpiece inspired by the harvest season.
A quick trip to the market yielded this fall centerpiece, an informal arrangement of kumquats, squashes, and a bell pepper in a ceramic compote. Use whatever orange fruits and vegetables you find, such as baby pumpkins, carrots, persimmons, and, of course, oranges.
A molded candle can light up a room even after the flame is out. These arrangements draw from the natural beauty of the season, whether the candles are whimsical or realistic. They're ideal as a fall centerpiece.
A white-pumpkin shell becomes the vase for an arrangement of roses, daffodils, ranunculuses, calla lilies, tulips, and hypericum berries in fall colors -- yellows, peaches, and shades of orange. Smaller pumpkins and votive candles in orange-glass holders fill out the centerpiece.
No-Stitch Cross-Stitch Candles
You don't need to spend hours to re-create the designs of early American samplers. We used a paint pen to "stitch" designs onto glass, imprinting leafy motifs on large candleholders for a centerpiece and monograms on votive holders for favors.
Lemon, mountain laurel, and rhododendron leave delightful impressions on homemade wax candles
We anchored tapers inside mini pumpkins to make easy yet elegant centerpieces.
Thanksgiving Grape Centerpiece
The jewel tones and cascading abundance of these arrangements are an ode to the season.
Gilded Pear Basket
Dressed in sumptuous garlands and filled with a profusion of winter finds, modest baskets become centerpieces and decorations with a romantic old-world appeal.
Wrapped in dried cornhusks, votives cast a soft glow fitting for the harvest season
courtesy of Martha Stewart