Decorate the perfect Thanksgiving table whether you are hosting inside or outside.
As we walk towards Thanksgiving, many things will be different this year. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday and regardless of whether I cooked or not, it meant time off, and more importantly it meant time spent with family and close friends in my favorite season, fall. The fact that it was also a time of year where friends shared their delicious recipes with one another only made it even better.
This year we know that the science and guidance suggests that most of us play by the rules and eat at home with immediate family or very small groups.
Both Liz and I are collectors, so we were excited to show off our wares and share some table ideas with you. All of the images below are for smaller tables shown indoors and outside. We can think of nothing nicer than sitting outside for dinner if the weather permits!
Ways to make your table more interesting:
- Break out the linens. If you have linens from your grandmother, mother, or aunt; stop saving them and put them to good use. Whether they are white, floral or brightly colored – stop saving them!
- Layer glassware. Add wine, champagne and water glasses to each place setting. Colored glasses mix nicely with classic red or white wine glasses.
- Add low vases with fresh flowers, vines, gourds, feathers and found objects, so you can see over them.
- Add tea lights, small hurricanes or traditional candlesticks for height that you can see around.
- Use silver (if you have it), vintage flatware or collectibles to make the table special .
- Shop online at Esty and Ebay for plates that illustrate the holiday