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Guest Picks: Fall Tabletop Ideas
Set your table in style for the crisp start of autumn
Jen Jafarzadeh L'Italien
I live in a loft in Brooklyn, a recent transplant to Greenpoint (love my neighborhood!). I work as a freelance writer, blogger, stylist, gilder, and crafter. I curate a daily personal lifestyle blog called the Haystack Needle (http://www.thehaystackneedleonline.com). I'm also one half of the shop Cabin 7 (http://www.shopcabin7.com) — a collection of gilded objects for the home. I started out in magazines, working in the home department of Real Simple magazine and later worked as the home editor of Redbook. I love to scout cool finds for the home — everything from an amazing loveseat to a green laundry detergent that really works. I'm a new mama to our baby girl, Juniper, who amazes me every day with her curiosity for life and big smiles.
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Autumn is the perfect time to nest indoors with some potluck dinners and sweet pies on the table. Here are 20 ideas to make everyday meals — and those fall dinner parties — feel as special as the changing colors of the leaves. — Jen from The Haystack Needle
Rustic Porcelain Pedestal - $42
Elevate the smallest of desserts with this porcelain pedestal. Chilly fall days call for some sweet indulgences.
Cetus Servers - $16.90
I'm kind of obsessed with the perforated bone design on the handles of these wooden servers. The geometric detail feels on trend and timeless all at once.
Suwanee Stripe Bowls, Set of 4 - $40
Geometric patterns are so on trend right now — and I love them. This bowl combines a graphic triangle pattern with fall colors.
Jali Lattice Dinnerware - $40
I'm not a girl who swoons over china, but these porcelain plates feature a metallic block-print design that feels bohemian-chic in style. Plus, I love the mix-and-match look for a table.
Lumberjack Bottle Cozy
Sure, your bottles don't need cozies, but wouldn't it be fun to set the table with a bottle of apple cider covered in a classic buffalo tartan cozy?
Birch Wine Cooler - CAD 220
This birch wine cooler is right up my alley. I'm a big fan of using birch to dress a table for a rustic, organic style. I even used birch wood in the centerpieces of my Maine wedding.
Not Your Grandma's Vintage French Kitchen Towels - $34
I love the idea of elevating an everyday dinner by setting the table for no particular holiday or occasion. A set of vintage French tea towels has that perfect unfussy yet special feel for table linens.
Silvery Chevron Tray - $228
This metallic chevron tray would be an investment in making your table shine for the season.
Nested Baker Set, Blue Motif - $98
Judy Jackson designed this set of oval bakers that can go from oven to table, making cleanup that much easier. The earthly blue and green colors are my favorite.
Deep Serving Bowl, Avocado/Olive - $60
One of my all-time favorite collections, Heath Ceramics, has a two-tone bowl that feels as warm and inviting as a butternut squash casserole.
Enamelware Prep Set - $148
I'm a recent convert to enamelware. Not only do I love its simple white and blue stripe design, but the dishes make meal prep less messy as well. These bowls are oven safe and look lovely on the table.
Kaleido Trays - $17
A set of these nested geometric metal trays would make a graphic statement on the table.
Vintage Wood Chip & Dip - $49
The chip and dip may sound so outdated and hopelessly un-chic, yet the simplicity of this wood chip and dip sets it apart from the cheesy designs. I'd be proud to serve my guacamole in this dish.
Off Pitcher + Cup 2012 - $246
These gorgeous glass pitchers come with matching cups. The translucent orange, red and yellow feel very fall, but they would work year-round on the table.
King Of Hearts Candleholder - $48
Knight your table with a king and queen set of candleholders to add some serious happy to a candlelit dinner.
Birch Twig Taper Candles - $18
The shape and glints of gold on these tapers resemble birch branches. They're a pretty way to bring the outdoors to your table.
Jimena Pitcher - $16.90
This purple carafe hits on one of the best parts of fall: all the lovely gem colors ready to be brought into your home. Water never looked so good.
Amber Organic Double Old-Fashioned Glasses - $32
These amber tumblers bring in that warm, golden color of fall. Their mouth-blown design add an organic style to the table — and they're not too delicate for the dishwasher.
Amber Mombasa Napkins
I like how these amber napkins capture the essence of fall in color and manage to not feel overly seasonal or Thanksgiving themed.