October 8, 2009

Pheasants for Fall

{There are a multitude of fine fall elements that often get overlooked in the quest to decorate for Halloween. For the next few Wednesdays, The Finer Things will be focusing on autumn entertaining ideas that are still seasonal, yet unique enough to set your party apart from the rest.}

I recently read an incredibly interesting article in the New York Times about pheasants and the bird's role as a rite of autumn in Scotland and the British Isles. Pheasant season in Scotland begins in early November and each hunting excursion is full of well-dressed shooters and countryside pageantry.

Image source via CountrySportScotland

Wild pheasant makes for a savory dish for dinner parties and the feathers can be used to create a really natural, rustic and outdoorsy tablescape perfect for a unique fall event.

Fall for Pheasants

  • This pheasant headband will help to add some flair to your attire -- Etsy seller EmbellishedByJessica
  • Set your table with this pheasant-themed dinnerware -- Pottery Barn
  • Fill a vase with pheasant feathers for an easy, yet eye-catching centerpiece -- Casa Sugar
  • Hang a wreath filled with fall foliage and pheasant feathers on your door to set the theme for your party space -- Expressions Catalog