I love to decorate a Thanksgiving table. It looks so gorgeous when it’s decorated and can set the tone for the meal. I also really enjoying finding new elements to bring in each year. This year I went for soft grays, peaches and neutrals. As always, I love textures that build upon each other. I added a few new elements this year and also used many items I already had on hand. I also love to include personalized elements such as a name tag and a menu.
Plates – These white “caterers” plates have been in my pantry for at least 10 years. Versatile and classic. I have two different styles and I use both often. The Pottery Barn style is a classic design and a touch smaller in diameter. The West Elm style is a touch more casual or relax and a bit oversized.
Chargers – A classic complement to any dinner plate. I love the woven texture and muted gray. A favorite of mine for many years.
Table Runners – I used two different table runners this year. I chose a long, woven one to go lengthwise down the table and then complemented with some inexpensive scarves to go across the width. I used three scarves down the middle to go from chair-to-chair width wise.
Silverware – I own silverware in many finishes but it’s the beautiful gold set that I go to time and time again. Timeless, classic and beautiful!
Napkins – I love a classic linen napkin and have many colors to play around with, depending on the color scheme and holiday. Linen does require dry cleaning or a delicate wash after using to ensure they remain in good condition but it’s worth it. I love this brand and have many colors of theirs!
Colored Wine Glasses – How cute are these? I wanted to bring a bit more color into my table but nothing over the top. I love these beautiful wine glasses for their classic line and style but colored glass for a more modern element. A variety of colors available.
Water Glasses – Classic and simple. I love the style beside the wine glasses.
Water Bottles – An easy and fun way to have cold water on the table for guests. Save time and fill them early and keep in refrigerator so they are ready when your meal is ready!
Gold Pomegranate – An adorable decoration for each place setting. I love the antique gold finish here and the blend of finishes with the pomegranates, my silverware, and my candle sticks. I purchased these gold pomengrates from my favorite store “Found: A Curated Life” in Nisswa, Minnesota. Give Cindy a visit or call for any needs! You can also find these online.
Gold Candle Sticks – These hammered gold candlesticks caught my eye immediately. I picked them up at The Peppered Porch in Osseo, Minnesota. Give Brie and Mary a call if you are local and want to grab these beauties. Otherwise, I found some similar options online. I like using a variety of sizes and heights.
Ivory Taper Candles – Classic and simple. Any tapers will work and you can get creative with colors, too.
Name Cards – A personal element for your table. Grab a paint pen or dry erase marker to write each person’s name and position next to each place.