an autumnal soiree

Autumn Entertaining

So for the first year in a long time I’m embracing Autumn. Maybe it’s something to do with not having been on a soaked holiday that’s made the transition a lot easier, I’m not sure. Now I’m just thinking ‘hurry up, get a bit colder so I can get my coats out again.’ Anything in between is just plain confusing. In this autumnal spirit I thought I’d gather together some items to help inspire a spot of Autumn entertaining. Not that you need to go to town every time you have people over but sometimes it’s nice to put a bit of effort in. I enjoy that sort of thing.

  1. Try making a pine cone garland. It’s probably one of the simplest DIYs you could ever make and it’s essentially free.
  2. Why not give the plain white bowls a rest and try these gorgeous ink affect hand painted porcelain bowls. The colours are so striking along with that shot of gold.
  3. Bring food out on a wooden serving board to add an element of rustic, laid back charm. No need to plate everything up before hand.
  4. Tie everything together with a linen table runner. Table runners really do make dinners a bit special.
  5.  It’s pumpkin season. That time of year when Pinterest goes crazy cuckoo with thousands of pumpkin drinks, meals & desserts filling up feeds everywhere. Why not try this pumpkin ricotta gnocci with pancetta and seared radiccio recipe.
  6. Brighten up the centre of the table with some seasonal flowers. Dhalias are about at this time of year and make beautifully big blooms for a centre piece. Arrange them in something sweet like this blue spotted clay vase.
  7. For so many years I had an aversion to candle stick holders and now I love them. Tie the metallics in with this metal candle holder.
  8. Sip your tipple out of a gold rimmed goblet. Classy.

 

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