Pumpkins are a natural, of course, and gourds and squash hold up nicely on a dining room table or mantle for several weeks. Anyone got anything quirky or different to share? There aren't a ton of vegetables or fruit that will stay firm and lovely for long. We think pears are a beautiful sight on a Fall table, but eventually you have to eat them.
Apples hold their shape and firmness pretty well; we could definitely see them piled up in a large glass vase (something similar to this quick citrus centerpiece).
And there are all kinds of things you can do to your produce to make it even more beautiful. We've seen Martha Stewart's glittered pumpkins (above) before, but we always think they look gorgeous—and much easier than some of her other ideas.
• Check out this slideshow of pumpkin decorations at MarthaStewart.com if you really want to be inspired.
Do you have squash sitting on your table? What food is on display in your house?
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