Essential Thanksgiving tabletop ideas for a stylish and memorable feast.
Thanksgiving is a favourite holiday for many and it’s not hard to understand why. As we bid summer adieu and welcome the crisp, cool days of fall, it’s the perfect time to retreat indoors and gather close with friends and family. This Thanksgiving, if you’re playing host, set a table that’s not just beautiful but one that offers reminders about all we have to be grateful for. Plus, serve up a meal that celebrates the bounty of the harvest and delights your guests at the same time!
Botanical Pumpkin Runner
Embellished with pumpkin vines, fall foliage and acorns, this 100% cotton table runner evokes the spirit of the season. With an array of gorgeous fall colours of golds, greens and oranges, it’s not only perfect for your Thanksgiving table but it will be right on target all season long! Botanical Pumpkin Runner, Williams-Sonoma, $55.96.
Staub Burnt Orange Mini Pumpkin Cocotte
Add form and function to your table in one fell swoop with this lovely pumpkin cocotte. In a vibrant burnt orange, this ceramic cocotte has a scratch-resistant glass porcelain finish and is up to the task of keeping all your delicious dishes hot until it’s time for guests to dig in. Staub Burnt Orange Mini Pumpkin Cocotte, Sur La Table, $24.96.
We can’t help but be tickled pink by this charming white turkey tureen! Made of stoneware, it’s the perfect vessel to dress up your Thanksgiving table. Use it to serve hot soups and stews. Plus, look for the smaller, matching version – the turkey gravy boat. Together, they make a great pair! Turkey Tureen, Pottery Barn, $129.
Decorate your holiday table with these stunning brass pumpkins. They’ll add a dash of elegance and style to your table in an instant. Made in India from solid brass, these vintage-inspired, fall-themed accents can be used anywhere around your home as decorative items after Thanksgiving is over. Brass Pumpkins, West Elm. $14.99.
20-Piece Belvoir Flatware Service
If you prefer a subtler approach to dressing your table for Thanksgiving, you can always skip the season’s usual pumpkin and foliage motifs and simply create a crisp, clean and elegant table. This gorgeous 20-piece, 24-karat gold plated flatware will instantly elevate your table from every day to special occasion. 20-Piece Belvoir Flatware Service, Horchow, $249.
Pumpkin Pie Dish
No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a generous helping (or two!) of pumpkin pie and we love this adorable pie plate that slowly reveals the secret recipe with each slice that is cut. The stoneware plate is microwave-, oven- and dishwasher safe and has a wide rim to make fluting the edges easier. Makes a great host/hostess gift, too! Pumpkin Pie Dish, Indigo, $20.
Give Thanks Thanksgiving Napkins
Adding a festive touch to your table doesn’t have to involve spending a lot of money or buying holiday-specific items that you will only use once a year, then have to store until the following year. Simple additions to your table, like these pretty paper napkins, can do just the trick! Plus, they offer up a gentle reminder about the significance of the day. Give Thanks Thanksgiving Napkins, Paper Style, $5.50 for set of 20.
Credits: Maya Visnyei
The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu
Let’s be honest: All the accessories that go into setting a stunning Thanksgiving table are lovely but the real star of any Thanksgiving dinner is, well, the meal itself! Wow your guests’ taste buds with a dinner they won’t soon forget! This Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu features recipes for roasted turkey, glazed ham, sausage and thyme bread stuffing and all the other fixings that make this dinner so memorable. Click here to check out The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu.