With its handcrafted appeal and wide range of finishes — from low lustre to polished — pewter is a handsome alternative to everyday mass-produced serving pieces. Its worn patina actually looks better over time, a telltale sign of a well-loved item. On a dining table pewter tableware and a homespun linen tablecloth are a natural pairing for a fall meal. More contemporary versions, such as a sleek vase, impart a subtle glow. On fixtures, this metal's mellow finish suits a cottage-y look. Gather a vignette of pewter objects on the mantel and fill with maple cuttings for a perfect, low-key fall feel.