Whether your definition of Thanksgiving dinner is an impressive spread for the senses, or an intimate feast filled with plenty of gratitude and thanks, the way you dress your table sets the mood for the night. Make a fruitful first impression this year by taking a minute to think about the details: nostalgic candle holders that transport you to a time before your own, attractive bowls that make a case for functional art and romantic bloom-festooned placemats that will make your guests linger at the table long after dessert has been served. The following accents promise to spruce up your soirée, so read on and count your blessings!
A stylish glass candle that offers a touch of Old World elegance can be transitioned to your mantel post-dinner party.
Source: Zara Home
Borosilicate Glass Candelabra with Handle, $11,
This vintage goblet will read both sophisticated and charming when swirling a beautiful Bordeaux.
Source: Black Rooster Maison
Rose Fleur Goblet (Set of 2), $25,
Go goth this Thanksgiving with a glamorous studded bowl. While zestier citrus fruits compliment the statement piece’s moody exterior, festive fruits of any kind will make for an edgy and aesthetic display.
Celestial Bowl on Stand - Small in Gold and Black, approx. $510,
Surround the star of your festive feast (read: the
famous turkey) with a gorgeous garland of foliage on the table, or cast a magical glow by placing a luxe pillar candle in its center.
Source: Bed Bath & Beyond
Bee & Willow Home 24-Inch Floral Harvest Wreath in Purple, $30,
With this porcelain pear, you can literally put the fruits of your Thanksgiving labor on display. Place en masse in a glass or wire bowl for a fresh-feel centerpiece, or plant them along the table filling in crevices with fragrant greenery.
Ceramic Pear, $10,
This unique stainless steel pitcher features an intricate floral handle, plus it’s handmade, meaning it’ll be unique to you.
Source: Hudson's Bay
Black Orchid Pitcher by Michael Aram, $335,
Give tabletops a cool treatment with feathery blue linen napkins that promise to offset your harvest-hued courses.
Source: H&M Home
Linen Napkins (2-pack) in Turquoise,
Featuring Gucci’s whimsical flowery motif, this charming cake stand will ensure your sugary confections shine.
Herbarium Cake Stand, $655,
A minimalist’s dream, this protected domed platter is perfect for cheeses and baked goodies galore.
Source: Shop House & Home
Ivalo Dome with Ash Base, $180,
Channel dark romance with placemats that deliver the best of both worlds. Beautiful tendrils and blooms prettify plates, while a dose of black adds a graphic element.
Lamona Cloth Placemats, approx. $36,
Meticulously hammered flatware in a shining 24K gold finish adds a luxe element to everyday entertaining, but feels especially at home during Thanksgiving.
Gold Hammered Flatware, from approx. $31,
Handmade in Portland, Oregon, this ceramic candelabra will set a Belle Époque vibe without blocking the view of your friends and family across the table.
Source: Spartan Shop
Dina No Ceramic Candelabra: B, approx. $471,
Available in contemporary shades of grey, the organic Crofton dish set is delicately speckled and feels casual enough for everyday use, yet offers an organic feel when it comes to smaller, down-to-earth dinner parties.
Source: Urban Barn
Crofton Glazed 16pc Dish Set, $119,
Dress up tables
and drinks — with coasters that make a cheery impression. Crafted from slate, guests can write their names in chalk to avoid a mix up of spirits. —
Source: Cocktail Emporium
Gilded Slate Coasters (Set of 4), $20,