Whether you have a full house this Thanksgiving or a table for two, we’ve got the leads on pretty ways to set the scene. Check out these fresh ideas for a gracious table.
For a tabletop that looks good enough to eat, take a trip to your local farmer’s market. You’ll find gorgeous fruit and vegetables that are pretty enough to paint. Not the artistic type? Group these findings along the center of your table, for a cornucopia of plenty. In the sunny states? Pick fresh citrus to line your table: Meyer’s lemons and ruby red grapefruit are stunners. Colder climes? Winter squash, beets, and radishes are ravishing.
Want the simplest take on the season? Choose table settings in all white, and drape greenery down the center. White china will let your decadent dishes shine, in all their cranberry colored glory. Gather brass candlesticks and pretty glasses to reflect the light and elevate the look. Set a simple scene where the meal and company can take center stage.
Want a bit of color, but a tabletop that’s still tied together? You can’t go wrong with a two color scheme. Our favorite combo is blue and white. Look for blue glass bottles at your local flea market, and cluster together as a centerpiece. Hiding your grandmother’s blue willow ware in the china cabinet? ‘Tis the season to celebrate this timeless style. Lovely blue tablecloths or printed napkins round out the scene.
Mix + Match
Not in the mood for matching? Layer your patterns for an energized, eclectic take. Find dishes in a range of colors and motifs, and make pretty pairings. Each setting can be its own play of color and style. Set off the riot with single color linens, or push variety with your tablecloth and napkins, too.
Dark + Stormy
For utmost elegance, dim the lights. Layer a dark tablecloth on lighter tables (navy is on point), or let your heirloom, dark wood dining set take center stage. Choose flowers in burgundy and deep rose. Low tea lights lend just enough glow for wining and dining.
Whether your crew is large or your turkey small, follow these leads to set a sumptuous scene. Happy Holidays!