Just to look pretty I put golden brown leaf plates from Pottery Barn on top of the white dinner plates… and then added a baby boo pumpkin cradled in a brambly candle ring.
Setting a buffet is an easy way to entertain… especially when you are trying to create an informal or cozy atmosphere.
I often use my kitchen table as a buffet when I want to create a relaxed meal or I am feeding a crowd.
Buffets and fall entertaining are a perfect fit! The food is so flavorful and earthy and… there are so many fabulous natural elements to embellish the buffet!
Here is a small buffet I set for a recent early Autumn supper…
Golden morning light was streaming through the windows as I got the buffet ready!
My barn beam table was a nice hand hewn background for the buffet! A simple burlap runner was added for a little extra textural interest.
For the table, I used lots of white with accents of honey gold… and a big splash of burnt orange from Pycracantha berries.
A big round basket pulls together a centerpiece vignette.
Beautifully worn vintage flatware handles peek from an ironstone pitcher… even flatware can be used in a centerpiece!
A rotund creamy white pitcher hold Pycrantha berries from our espalier. Pycrantha does not give up it’s berries easily…it is very thorny and hard to cut, but so worth the effort!
I am a huge fan of white dishes… especially large white plates! These are just the most stunning square embossed dinner plates. I got them at HomeGoods on sale for $3.00 a piece. I sure do love a bargain!
Round white dessert plates that match the dinner plates are stacked on the table too!
They are topped off with gold leaf bowls… again encircled with brambles. The fall waldorf-style salad looked so festive in those bowls!
A white ironstone tureen was filled with a hearty Roasted Squash Soup.
Ironstone cups are stacked and ready for soup!
A little pumpkin is tucked inside the top cups for now!
Bowls to be filled with food are now brimming with pumpkins! What a Autumnal display!
Casual leaf napkins pull the colors on the table together.
Fall is my favorite time of year.. full of beautiful colors, textures and flavors!
A buffet is a wonderful way to greet guests with a welcoming harvest meal!
THE HARVEST MENU
Roasted Buternut Squash Soup With Creme Fraiche
Autumn Waldorf Salad
Honey Poached Pears In Puff Pastry
(look for this culinary tutorial on Friday)