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.
- Try making a pine cone garland. It’s probably one of the simplest DIYs you could ever make and it’s essentially free.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tie everything together with a linen table runner. Table runners really do make dinners a bit special.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sip your tipple out of a gold rimmed goblet. Classy.