Rustic & Refined Fall Entertaining

Rustic Luxe Fall Party

Welcome Friends and Family to a Rustic Luxe Fall Party, Indeed Décor Style! To arrange the perfect harvest dining table  keep these fall entertaining tips in mind:


Come autumn, your garden may seem to be winding down. Nevertheless, wherever you live (city or country), this can be the perfect time for harvesting things to display on your beautifully set dining table. Gourds, pumpkins, pinecones, birch branches, bird’s nests, grape vines, shed antlers, moss, corn husks, feathers, and fall leaves, the sky is the limit on adding found objects and foliage to your arrangements.

One fun way to involve your guests in decorating is to give each a basket upon arrival and let them forage for natural treasures to add to your dining table, mantle or buffet.

  • In the napkin arena, nothing’s nicer than a generous 22-inch hemstitched piece of white linen, monogrammed and crisply ironed.
  • Create a look that is “uniquely you” by combining eclectic stemware with vintage china.
  • Try to incorporate as much vintage silver as you can find – they add sparkle and interest. We love antique trophy urns filled with fall branches or silver baby christening cups filled with sunflowers for each place setting. Don’t forget to set place cards with your own handwriting for a personal touch. Nobody says a place card has to be on paper. Print each guest’s name on a small flat rock for a natural element.

For a sophisticated but not over-the-top look for an autumn dinner party, balance the traditional elegance of Intrada Baroque Dinnerware, Hand-blown Crystal Stemware, and our French Chateau candle holders with natural elements, like fall branches, pine cones, gourds, and fresh fruit.

I prefer to bring in rustic textured elements like burlap napkins, French pumpkin table clothes, and galvanized buffet stands so the table doesn’t get too predictable.


Autumn colors of deep copper and bright bronze are a lovely addition to a rustic luxe fall tablescape. Indeed Décor’s stunning fresh fall wreaths and garlands by Magnolia House cascading down your tables will give your guests a complete — and seasonal — sensory experience.

Enchanting autumn arrangements can be added to your dining or buffet tables with items from your yard, a farm stand, or even the supermarket.


Creative Centerpieces

Create a blooming pumpkin centerpiece for a look that is both stylish and affordable. Choose your favorite pumpkin (we like the flat-bottomed Fairytale) and pick up some violas, pansies, red and green leaf lettuce, thyme, and rosemary to decorate. Clean the pumpkin with a Clorox wipe, cut a hole in the top, and scoop out the seeds. Line with aluminum foil or a plastic bag, and fill three-quarters full with potting soil and plants.


Vertical displays make a big statement on a buffet table. One of our favorite looks is a pumpkin topiary. Start with one of our vintage urns and begin tucking in cool-weather edibles such as ornamental flowering cabbages, kale, and bay leaves for a distinctive twist.

To create topiaries, sandwich bay wreaths between pumpkins stacked in rustic urns, and top with a small pumpkin.


Another fun way to use pumpkins is to create floral pumpkins. To make these festive floral pumpkins, pick up a carving or soft-skinned pumpkin, an awl (pointed tool), and some cut mums. Using the awl, poke a hole in the pumpkin and fill it in with a mum stem. Repeat this process until the entire pumpkin is covered. To help extend its life, keep this decoration in the refrigerator until party time.


Fun Serving Pieces Topped with silver serving pieces, pale gray, orange, and green pumpkins add interesting height to your buffet. Combine these with Indeed Décor’s galvanized stands and Vagabond House Harvest Pewter Serve Ware.

Use A plethora of pumpkins:


Use autumn bounty as serving dishes and punch bowls. We love this recipe for Baked Pumpkins with Wild Rice Stuffing.


Harvest Buffet:

A fall party menu can be simple and stunning, like our wine and cheese buffets.


Or something more filling: Like this elegant one-dish dinner of Tuscan Pasta With Tomato-Basil Cream from Southern Living


At Indeed Décor, our motto is, “Never Settle for Ordinary”. Use our fall entertaining tips and ideas and seasonal recipes from these blogs: Harvest Party and Fall Recipes. Add your own special twists to our fall entertaining tips and products to throw a spectacular fall dinner party, your guests won’t soon forget!