Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Fall tablescape

Entertaining season is here. First task of entertaining is setting the table. Instead of a fussy tabletop, I wanted to set a natural and simple but elegant table for the fall. Whenever I want to set the table, I walk around my garden to get inspiration. For this table, my inspiration comes from gold and red chrysanthemums that are growing in the garden. Gold, orange and red define the traditions of the season. I know gourds and pumpkins are another fall favorite. Instead of pumpkins I wanted to incorporate persimmons(also from the garden) for a twist on tradition. 
Keeping the color scheme to a minimum with two to three colors gives a striking effect. I  found napkin rings in my table top arsenal to go with the chrysanthemum centerpiece

Since the centerpiece is dramatic with different textures, I wanted to keep the rest of the table to a minimum to showcase the flowers on the table.

I used small tumblers for wine instead of wine glasses.

Now the table is set and stay tune for the menu and recipes in upcoming posts.

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes),,please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply Indian at my website



  1. Beautiful! I really like the bronze mum centerpiece. Great job and very impressive that the flowers are from your garden.

  2. Warm and inviting! I love a fall table between Halloween and Thanksgiving, celebrating the last of the yellows and other mum colors! I have those napkins rings and usually put them away at summer's end. So perfect with your scheme!!!!

  3. It's lovely and I see that you have left room for the FOOD! So many tablescapes do not, which I always find amusing :)

  4. So lovely...your colors are perfect. Love the centerpiece!

  5. I love the simplicity of your beautiful table, Komali. The plates are lovely.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Love your elegant centerpiece! Thanks for sharing!