Entertaining Touches for Autumn


Center of Attention

Let the star of outdoor displays enjoy prominence inside with an easy, inexpensive tabletop vignette. The array of pumpkin varieties available this time of year seems endless—plump, petite, pretty, plain. And what to do with the good-looking gourds that don’t belong out on the ground? Try this presentation that starts with a pedestal bowl or a rimmed cake plate. Set your prized pumpkin in the center, and fill the base with natural elements straight from your yard, such as changing leaves and dried seedpods. Use the display as a lovely dining-table centerpiece or to dress up other entertaining areas.