Now that Alison Roman's highly anticipated cookbook Nothing Fancy is taking over the front tables at bookstores everywhere, it's official: Fall entertaining season is upon us. However, hosting a gathering — whether it's a casual dinner party or a formal Thanksgiving meal — doesn't have to be a stress-inducing ordeal. After all, as Roman would say, "It's not entertaining. It's having people over."
To help further take the stress out of inviting people over, and in keeping with the spirit of Roman's no-fuss entertaining ethos, we're sharing eight understated yet elegant ceramic, stoneware, and terra cotta pieces that will instantly elevate your fall table. From a vase in the season's hottest hue to ceramic dinner plates that you'll use long after autumn is over, scroll on to shop our picks.
Just add dried florals for an on-trend centerpiece.
Ideal for showing off seasonal produce — think pears, persimmons, and pomegranates.
A subtly sophisticated platter for sharing cheeses, crudités, or main courses.
To instantly elevate even the most casual weeknight dinner.
Perfect for serving green salads or hearty pasta dishes.
Not your average napkin rings.
Pour drinks for the whole party or display freshly picked fall foliage.
Everyday dinnerware that'll carry you through autumn and beyond.