William Dickey / Styling: Alan Henderson
With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes the simplest ideas can make the most sense. Why not try a fresh table setting that combines your favorite fall flowers with boldly colored fruit? These easy arrangements won't add any stress to your Thanksgiving plans--or your budget.
Fruit of the Season
Start by picking a color scheme; then find the fruit and flowers to match. Choose fruit with a firm texture, such as apples, pears, or Oriental persimmons. Softer fruit such as citrus and plums won't hold their shape. Next, consider color combinations. Apples and pears come in a variety of hues, from deep green to light pink. Oriental persimmons offer a touch of fall orange. Most grocery stores have a wide selection of fruit. If you can't find what you want locally, you can mail-order.