Add festive fall color and texture to your table with these fabulous entertaining finds.

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This vintage white wine pitcher from Digs would look great on the table holding white—or red—wine, and would look equally swell filled with branches of fall foliage and berries.

We love the idea of cutting into a crackling crown roast of pork with these chic tortoise-handled steak knives from Berti.

These small Provence urns from Iris are among our favorite table accessories.  Great looking and affordable, they also come in green and white, which means that you can use them in force on holiday tables. Fill the white ones with mini-green boxwoods or pots of herbs. Use the blue as stands for small pumpkins or gourds. And fill the green with red blooms for Christmas cheer.

Daniel Bellows’s hand-thrown pottery wine cups come in beautiful colors and make an equally beautiful statement on a fall table. Use them alone or mix with stemmed water goblets—and bring them back filled with espresso for dessert. When not drinking from them, use them as the perfect low vases to run up and down a table.

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We are wild for these pear votives from Corzine & Co. Put them in front of everyone’s plates to illuminate a pear tarte tatin, and then let your guests take them home as a swell fall favor.

This glazed Glitter Gioia Bowl from Bepiatti would add luster and pizzazz to any table, but it makes an especially chic dining table centerpiece for fall.  It’s strong enough to stand alone—or fill it with pretty stemmed kumquats. The possibilities are endless—a  few grouped together down the middle  would be especially knockout.

Add texture to your table by switching out clear glass votives with these gorgeous rock crystal votives from Gervis Designs.

Every fall meal will taste—and look—better on The Barn service plate from Blackberry Farm. This generous plate is made by the legendary Bernardaud and its size is just right for holiday meals. Speaking of the latter, Blackberry’s new cookbook, The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm, will provide lots of inspiration.

About Julia Reed

Julia Reed is a columnist at Garden & Gun magazine and a contributing editor at Elle Décor. She also contributes to The Wall Street Journal, Architectural Digest, and The New York Times, and makes frequent appearances on MSNBC. She is the author of five books, including But Mama Always Put Vodka in the Sangria, Adventures in Eating, Drinking and Making Merry and One Man’s Folly, The Exceptional Houses of Furlow Gatewood.

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