18 Beautiful Buys From Frontgate That Will Get You Ready for Fall Entertaining
With a slew of entertaining holidays on the horizon, we're sharing the buys that are getting us excited to play host this fall.
It's no surprise that the busiest time of the year also coincides with the holiday season when many of us expect — or hope — to gather and relax with close family and friends. And this year feels a little different and more special since many of us missed celebrating with our families last year.
From Halloween to Thanksgiving to festive meals throughout the season, our fall entertaining picks are perfect for every occasion, like small family dinners and large Thanksgiving lunches. We love how each product offers an earthy, rustic note that feels very seasonal and fall-inspired but can be mixed and matched for use all year-round. These ochre linen fringe napkins look just as beautiful for fall as they do for spring and summer, and these wooden chargers can go farmhouse or coastal in a snap.
A Dining Table Big Enough for Everyone
Your four-chair dining set isn’t ready to host your extended family for Thanksgiving (we know because we tried). That’s why we love the versatile Alden Rectangular Dining Table. The solid oak and oak veneer table comes with two 18-inch expansions, making it perfect for everyday meals and dinner parties alike. It features a trestle-style base with two pedestal columns in either a vintage mink or natural linen (pictured below) finish, and comfortably seats up to 10 guests.
A Sideboard That's Ready for Snacks
Now’s the perfect time to clear off the family photos and figurines on your dining room sideboard and get it ready for tiered snack trays and serving bowls filled with fall finger foods. The Carrara marble top and stone-gray finish mean this sideboard can go from casual to elegant on a whim. Between gatherings, store your chargers, napkins, glassware and serveware in the drawers and cabinets so you can prep for your next party with ease.
Short on Space? Try a Bar Cabinet
Maybe you don’t have a dedicated dining space or your dining room isn’t large enough to host a buffet or sideboard. The Limoncello Bar Cabinet is a small-space dweller’s best friend. It’s crafted from hand-carved mango wood and features two slow-close drawers and three removable shelves to store bottles of wine, glassware, dinnerware, napkins and more. Our favorite feature? The removable shelves are flat on one side and slotted for four wine bottles on the other, so you can practically customize this clever cabinet to suit your needs.
Wooden Serveware That Matches
You know you're an adult when your serveware matches — is that what they say? Either way, the Teigen Wood and Rivet Serving Collection features an a-la-carte selection of everything you’ll need for entertaining this fall and beyond, including a cloche serving stand, chip-and-dip tray and little snack bowls, all in an acacia wood finish with brass stud detailing. The set’s refined, rustic character makes it perfect for your year-round entertaining collection, too.
Add Some Nostalgic Fall Flair
Nothing says fall more than charming ceramic pumpkin-themed vessels, and we love this particularly nostalgic set. Each one-of-a-kind piece is hand-painted, hand-glazed and made of 100-percent ceramic. Each serving platter and tureen is completely unique and will remind you of family holidays growing up — in a good way.
Set the Table in Subtle Seasonal Style
The Casafina Fontana Dinnerware Collection only comes in four hues — white, gray, green and paprika — so of course we picked the brightest one! Made in Portugal, these glazed stone plates, bowls, mugs, platters and pitchers are hand-finished and hand-brushed to create an antiqued patina on the rim. The paprika is a fun, bold color perfect for fall, but you can opt for the gray or white to take a more neutral approach. Or, go wild and mix and match the whole set to add extra color to your table. Add chargers, fabric napkins, napkin rings, silverware and glassware to complete the look.
Make Serving a Breeze
Hosting shouldn't be complicated. Make serving drinks and snacks a breeze with easy-to-handle pitchers, sturdy charcuterie picks, wood-handled serving sets and a Dutch oven that's made for easy stovetop to table transfer. Guests will appreciate the casual serveware setup and you'll enjoy the hosting break.
Keep the Wine + Champagne on "Ice"
Every party needs ice-cold champagne and this wine crock does the job in style. The Catalina Wine Crock is crafted by artisans from leopard marble and acacia wood with brass-inlay accents. In a word, it’s FANCY. And no fall gathering is complete without it keeping your champagnes and sparkling rosés chilled.
If You Take the Party Outside...
And when you find yourself moving the party outside, let this clever wine caddy do all the work for you. The Weston Convertible Wine Caddy holds two bottles of wine, four glasses and four removable plates for nuts and hors d’oeuvres. A hand-forged iron bar makes it easy and comfortable to carry everything you need — your wine and snacks.