Let Fall Fruit Do the Decorating for You

Let Fall Fruit Do the Decorating for You

Regina Yunghans
Oct 19, 2011

Brainstorming ways to bring some seasonal color into your home? Look no further than your kitchen! Fall fruit is a pretty, yummy, and easy way to decorate this time of year: It does all the work for you:

The formula really goes like this: Find a dish, basket, bowl, or tray that's plain enough that it doesn't steal the show. Put fruit on it. Try not to eat it so fast that you don't enjoy its beauty for at least a little bit. Here are the examples shown above:

1: Apples (our favorite - granny smiths) are simply set out on a cake stand. How's that for easy?

2: Pomegranates' deep color and pleasing shape are celebrated in these place holders for autumn entertaining.

3: Another simple decoration where the fruit does all the work: Place persimmons - one of the beauties of the season - in a wooden bowl. The natural wood with the deep orange of the persimmons' skins is so pretty.

4: A dish of quinces look especially charming laid out on an antique dish. We love their lumpy imperfection against a sort of girly dish.

5: Pears-a-plenty fill a large, handled bowl. We also like the idea of using brown Bartlett pears in a wooden bowl for a monotone look.

Related: Fruit Bowl Alternative: The Autumn Harvest on Display

(Images: Restoration House, La Pure Mama, Pinch My Salt , For the Love of Food, Learn To Preserve)

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