Prepare your festive feast, with a feast for the eyes! You might be thinking, “why is such a heavy emphasis placed on the look & feel of my table?” If you ask us, we believe that design has the power to bring forth certain emotions. As we all know, Thanksgiving is a holiday built around gatherings. Our loved ones gather ’round to share memories, stories, triumphs, and maybe a few pitfalls. A warm & welcoming table offers an inviting space to enjoy the company around you and the meal you’re sharing with them. To celebrate this season of gatherings, we’re bringing you five Thanksgiving tablescape tips that’ll illustrate how you can spruce up your Thanksgiving look- to fit your style and needs!
Bread- Need we say more?
Who doesn’t love bread?! Offering a bread slice of your choice is the perfect segue to dinner. Not only does it act as an appetizer, but it could also double as a rustic place setting- by partially covering the slice with parchment paper (or vellum) and securing the two elements together with twine and a place card. Use small, decorative plates to hold butter slices and/or olive oil.
To elaborate on our previous tip: place cards add an extra touch of personalization. Your guests will feel truly special when they arrive and see a place setting curated just for them!
The theme for this season of gatherings always comes back to this idea of ‘abundance.’ This idea goes on to evoke a sense of “hearth,” and “sharing.” We love the idea of incorporating appetizers, spices, and other food items into the table décor. It gives guests a preview of what’s to expect (spices, being one example) with dinner, and also gives them something to snack on- in case dinner runs late. Plus, it’s pleasing to the eye! Mix in flowers, for more of an earthy feel.
This tip is for practical reasons. Have you ever tried to herd 50 cats? Yeah, no. Trying to get a group of people to do the same thing, at the same time, is a task for the brave. We suggest having all the plates needed for dinner, already on the table or close-by. This way, your guests won’t have to constantly get up- and your dinner won’t miss a beat! Bonus points if you elect to use vintage china plates for added style.
Warm and Cozy Textiles
Whether you use a full-coverage table linen or a table runner- textiles will add cozy vibes to your table and add to the look. You can never go wrong with plaid and it fits perfectly with the autumnal season! Keep the look going by incorporating soft, neutral toned napkins.
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Photos- Jamie Reinhart Photography
Vintage plates / Glassware- Dishie Rentals
Rentals- Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Paper goods- Paper Goat Post