After the Thanksgiving turkey, the star of the dinner table is, well, the table itself. And if you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, why not give your guests something to remember…Besides, you’ve got to have something spectacular to place your fabulous spread upon and nothing less than stellar will do to display Grandma’s coveted recipe for bread pudding cupcakes.
Here are a few tablescape ideas to show off your hosting skills this Thanksgiving.
A popular theme for 2013 has been The Great Gatsby. “The Great Gatsby” has always maintained a certain mystique to many people, thanks to the glamour, the clothing and the over-the-top luxury associated with the novel. This 20’s era style embodies elegance and sophistication and sets the perfect ambiance for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner party.
Make it personal and create place cards with all of your guests’ names (or your initials) using an elegant (curvy) font. Think style here. Decorative gold and/or silver toned chargers along with fluted glassware set upon a white linen tablecloth will complete the look. Place appetizers on decorative silver-toned serving trays. Decadence is the key. For added allure use of that vintage broach that been staring at you for all those years from your jewelry box as a decorative garnishment around a napkin.
“Baroque” Beaded Table Runner, “Vetro Gold” Dinnerware & Glassware, “Mirasol” Table Linens, Firenze Marbleized Medici Hostess Tray. Find this look at Neiman Marcus.
A rustic-style setting is always a classic look for the Thanksgiving. With seasonal hues and eclectic charm, a rustic setting will forever evoke the essence of a family gathering.
Think charming and casual, not formal. Create a centerpiece arrangement with seasonal-toned elements such as amber roses, hydrangea, dahlias, copper amaranth and ranunculus with a few sprigs of fall greenery, grasses and berries to signify the season. Scatter pine cones around it to complete the look. The key is to fill the table with colorful elements celebrating the bounty of fall. A platter filled with colorful root vegetables can be a gorgeous touch. Multi-tiered pillar candles of varying tones are always a nice touch. Best set on a bare tabletop, you can also place candles on a clear glass or brushed metal based to add a more polished look.
Choose a linen tablecloth, or if you have a wooden tabletop don’t use one at all. Wood is the base for creating a true rustic feel, so show as much of this texture as you can. As an added touch of rusticity and charm, consider using monogrammed mason jars and brushed metal flatware. For serveware go for contrasting colors like white or cream. These tones look stunning atop the rustic hues and also make for a nice backdrop for that delicious meal to come.
Emma Dinnerware, Personalized Mason Jar Mug, Perotti Flatware, Gilt Charger. Find this look at Pottery Barn.