Using fruit as decoration is a simple way to add some texture and interest to your tablescape in an inexpensive way. Fruit has been making its way into centerpieces, and it can also be used very effectively as pretty accent pieces. Used in different ways, fruit can transcend a country casual vibe and be quite chic. See the picture below of a pomegranate used as a name card.
Image from Instyle Weddings Winter 2006
Or some peaches simply scattered on a beautiful table runner with some potted lavender can also be incredibly chic in a rustic setting.
Image from Instyle Weddings Fall 2008
And Martha has a great how-to on her website to create these very elegant, and very inexpensive, pear favors.
For the how-to, visit Martha Stewart Weddings