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Elegant Autumn Dinner


As the sunset paints the sky the brilliant shades of autumn leaves, gather with family and friends for an elegant autumn dinner. From soup to sweets, this dressed-up dinner table will shine as brightly as the harvest moon that holds sway over the sublime fall soiree. 


Twilight Affair

Something as simple as adding bright hypericum berries and Spanish moss to an ivy-covered column or stringing cafe lights from tree to tree enhances the romance of this setting.


To play up the elegance, add golden accents, such as gilded pumpkins, amber glasses, and leaf-pattern china. 


Poetry of Place
The shimmer of candlelight casts a romantic aura over this autumnal gathering in the garden. In lieu of a table runner,  line up cotton-lace doilies, and top them with a medley of glass bottles filled with tapers. 


Elegant Accents
Intersperse stems of blush roses, dusty miller, and hypericum berries among the bottles. Monogrammed silver napkin rings and goblets etched in a gold filigree pattern add a polished note to the setting. 

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