"Stocky candle in middle of a glass salad or punch bowl and fill with green apples." You can elevate a short candle and hide with apples. - @bhg
BH - Tray with Fall Fruits Dress up your dining table -- without hindering conversation -- by making a festive, low-profile centerpiece. Cut branches of hypericum berries and chartreuse spider chrysanthemums short enough to just peek over the tops of several glass vases; then arrange them down the center of a long tray. Fill out the rest of the tray with apples, pears, and bunches of elderberries to create an abundant display.