I have four table runners. I have it covered for Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter but the months between January and March are a bit of a decorative bummer. I had some leftover burlap that was pretty long so I cut it to the length of the table with a little extra overhang. I got out the iron and ironed the side edges down. The end edges I pulled apart (gently) the first 5 rows or so. This creates a frayed edge. I tied 4-5 of each of the frayed pieces in small knots in order for the burlap not to unravel. This made a quick and neutral table runner.
I looked into some bins for summer and brought out my vases that hold tea lights. A gift from a friend of mine (thank you Andrea)...I initially was going to put cinnamon hearts in the bottoms but I don't like the candy and I could only find it at one location in Bancroft. It was $1 for a tiny bag and would have taken at least 15 bags to fill the vases so plan B. I love feathers. It's right up there with my weird obsession with honey. What better than a $1 boa cut up and put in the bottom. Simple and easy. In the corner of my dining room I have a wicker urn for tall flowers. I found some tall skinny reeds that have red beads on them in the discounted Christmas section at the Red Apple Store.
That's really all I do for decorating my house with pinks and reds until March...then I get to bring out the rabbits! :)