Colorful Table Decor Ideas for the Fall Months

November 10, 2019

Cozy, colorful table setting inspiration by artha collections

Colorful Inspiration for your Table Setting and a Great Vegetarian Taco Recipe!

(Scroll down for the recipe) 

The third in our recipe series with photographer and cookbook author Gintare Marcel pairs our white table linens with a great taco recipe for casual entertaining. This time we feature our super popular linen Edging Stitch placemats paired with our Surya design napkins.

For the Edging Stitch placemats we took a traditional embroidery stitch which the artisans traditionally use to add a finishing touch to our pieces and enlarged it to create an updated look. "Surya" is the Sanskrit (a language of ancient India) name for the sun and our napkins feature our interpretation of the sun embroidered in one corner.

simple edging stitch on placemat by artha collections


The Edging Stitch placemats come in two color combinations so you can choose either to set the table in all one color or be creative and mix and match! In either case the Surya Napkin pairs well with both as do many of our other napkin designs. Keeping the same base linen colors for all of our pieces make them simple to combine and coordinate with each other. Layer various pieces to create a personalised look.


Beige linen napkin with sun design by artha collections


Take advantage of early Fall harvests, gather your friends and set out the fresh ingredients for everyone to create their own combinations. A fun, casual way to celebrate!


Colorful table setting by artha collections
Entertaining ideas by artha collections


Traditional stainless steel silverware and classic drinking glasses round out the look. Depending on your mood and the season you may also want to layer with our hand crocheted banana fiber rope pieces. Here we feature our popular coastersand placemat as well as small planters filled with seasonal flowers for the centerpiece.


Cozy fall table setting ideas by artha collections


The Recipe

Together with Gintare, we wanted to create a fun and easy recipe, that would set the mood for great conversation and lots of laughter. This taco recipe not only livens up a table with lots of color, it is also a delicious uncomplicated meal! 

Cauliflower Tacos

Serves: 4, Preparation time: 50 minutes


Roasted cauliflower

  • 1 large cauliflower head, broken into florets
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
    Grilled corn
    • 2 corn cobs
    • 30g butter
    • pinch of chili flakes
    • lime zest
    • salt and pepper

    Pickled shallots

    • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
    • 8 tbsp cider vinegar
    • 5 tbsp white sugar

    Spiced yogurt

    • 1 cup greek yogurt
    • 1 tsp cumin powder
    • pinch of cayenne pepper
    • salt and pepper
    • dash of lime

    Tomato and avocado salsa

    • 2 tomatoes, diced
    • 1 avocado, diced
    • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
    • salt and pepper
    • bunch of coriander, chopped
    • dash of lime juice

     Tortillas, grilled

    • 1 cucumber, sliced
    • 1/4 red cabbage, thinly sliced
    • few chilies, sliced
    • grilled jalapenos
    1. Preheat the oven to 220C.
    2. Coat cauliflower with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast for about 30-40 mins till they are nice and crispy.
    3. For the corn, heat a griddle pan and roast corn, turning frequently untill it’s charred all over, about 30 minutes. Melt the butter and stir in chilli flakes and lime zest. Just before taking the corn off the griddle brush them with spicy butter.
    4. For pickled shallots, bring cider vinegar and sugar to boil, till all sugar is dissolved, then add shallots and set aside to pickle for at least 15 mins.
    5. Mix all the ingriedient for spiced yogurt and season to taste.
    6. Mix all the ingredients for tomato and avocado salsa, taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
    7. Place everything in different bowls and plates on the table and enjoy!