Bored with fussy flowers? Give guests something scrumptious to look at during your next feast. These chic centerpieces look—and are—good enough to eat.
Pop with citrus. Tall and narrow or short and wide, virtually any clear glass container looks gorgeous with bright, fresh, uncut lemons, limes, or tangerines, or a combination. Surround with small potted succulents for accent.
Cozy up to red. Fill a wide, clear, shallow bowl with frozen cranberries. In the center, place a white or gold pillar candle. The cranberries will keep at room temperature for several days.
Savor exotic fragrance. Buddha’s hand, a unique-looking “fingered” citrus, emits a delightful scent. Use one large or several small fruits by themselves, set on a silvery place mat or charger; for contrast, tuck tiny orange kumquats alongside.
Strike it rich. Vivid orange persimmons, winsome mini-pumpkins, and ruby-red pomegranates: Use a grouping of one or a combination of all for a luxurious effect. Leave on stems and leaves for a more organic look.
Exalt daily bread. Buy or bake beautiful loaves and rolls of various sizes, colors, and textures. Arrange on a rectangular tray in a long, low basket, or directly on the table with wheat stalks; whole, unshelled nuts; and small evergreen boughs.