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Thanksgiving Tabletop Décor to Create a Visual Feast

Words by Sacha Strebe.

Tara Sgroi
Tara Sgroi

If we had to describe the holiday season in one word, it would be connection: connection to food, connection to beauty, connection to gratitude, connection to one another. It’s the one time of year when all of these things coexist in beautiful harmony and miraculously, it never feels like too much. In fact, as a team that usually backs a “less is more” approach, this is the moment when the maximalist in us all takes center stage! It’s our chance to be decadent, to indulge in exquisite flavors, and revel in the cornucopia of pleasures this season allows. Thanksgiving is where the celebration really begins and this year, we are really counting our blessings, holding loved ones tight, and honoring the challenges alongside the triumphs. So, that means creating a visual feast of Thanksgiving tabletop décor that matches the mouthwatering menu.

Ready to get started? From the practical linens and flatware to the pretty decorations, keep scrolling to shop some of our favorites and create a succulent setting to remember! Here’s to the traditions we carry on, and the new ones we create—Happy Thanksgiving!

Linens

H&M Home ​​Washed Linen Tablecloth

Nothing creates that luxury but laid-back vibe quite like linen. Crumpled looks chic so you don't have to worry about being overly particular with this fabric... the focus is on having a good time, stylish not stuffy!

EYELET WHITE TABLECLOTH 60''X120

If you're looking for a clean, fresh, approach to your table this year, opt for a simple linen tablecloth with subtle detailing that keeps it casual but elevated.

Crate&Barrel Marin Moss Linen Napkin

If there is one color that has dominated the past year it's green. This moss-flavored linen napkin would look stunning layered atop a neutral tablescape theme.

August Sage BLUSH FRAYED LINEN NAPKIN SET

A hint of blush brings a warm, intimate vibe to any tablescape.

Shoppe Amber Interiors Chunky Linen Green Napkin S/4

Another green napkin, but this time with a classic French country twist thanks to the white stripe and thicker texture.

Zara Home WOVEN FIBER PLACEMAT

Bring in texture with these woven fiber placemats that you serve you well this year and the next!

Zara Home COTTON PLACEMAT (PACK OF 2)

Keep things simple and casual with these linen placements in a beautiful natural hue.

Aunti Oti Woven Placemats S/6

Woven placemats are great because they look good but also help to hide any spills because let's be real, life happens!

Dinnerware

Emily Brown Ceramics Mojave Ceramic Dinner Plate

These dinner plates are beautiful for any table setting thanks to their neutral aesthetic but they also double as standalone decorative objects.

H&M Home Ceramic Plate

The glazed surface combined with the organic, imperfect shape is a beautiful juxtaposition for any table.

Zara Home STONEWARE SOUP PLATE

Stoneware is our love language. Perfect for any table whether it's dinner for many, or just for one.

Ceramic Plate Matte White

Keep things tonal with this ceramic plate that is large enough to fit a scoop of everything on the table.

Amber Shoppe Interiors Desert Plate

This desert plate has just the right size, color, pattern, and texture.

H&M Home Porcelain Plate

Go in a new direction for Thanksgiving and give your setting a high-tea, Bridgerton aesthetic with this porcelain plate with gold edging.

Montana Labelle Frankie Dinner Plate With Handle

Looks just as stylish on an open kitchen shelf as it does serving up your delicious Thanksgiving feast.

Serveware

Montana Labelle Longbeach Bowl

Serve in style with this decadent bowl crafted from the precious viola Calacatta marble. Decoration and function in one!

Bone Inlay Salad Servers

These look good laying on the table and serving salad!

Amber Shoppe Interiors Burke Salad Servers

The richly grained teak wood of these salad serves has been thoughtfully hand-carved into minimal yet functional serving pieces with leather handles.

Amber Shoppe Interiors Marini Serving Dish

A stylish serving dish is a worthy investment especially when it's a neutral classic like this.

H&M Home Wooden Bowl

Wooden bowls that serve salad in the middle of the table for Thanksgiving, and transform into a stylish fruit bowl afterward, are our kinds bowl.

H&M Home Stoneware Cake Stand

A cake stand is so much more than just a cake stand. This one can also be used as a pizza stand or a place for cheese and snacks before the main event—the options are endless.

Montana Labelle Lee Bowl

Crafted out of a solid block of travertine marble, this is an investment but it will be the centerpiece of your table (and then it will be just as at home on your coffee table later!).

H&M Home Round Marble Serving Board

Marble is always a good idea for serving cheese!

Crate&Barrel Gravy Baby by Leanne Ford

Have you ever seen a more stylish gravy boat? We think not.

Crate&Barrel Range Oval Platter by Leanne Ford

We don't know how many times we've used this oval platter but the point is, buy it because you'll find yourself reaching for it time and time again. It's a stylish workhorse.

CB2 TIDE CERAMIC PITCHER

The shape of this pitcher makes it a statement piece on any tablescape. It looks great serving water but could also be a unique vase for branches and florals in the middle of the table.

Amber Shoppe Interiors Jar with Lid and Spoon

Even the most functional pieces can look like art, too.

H&M Home Metal Salad Servers

Metal servers that don't cost the earth and look like they do.

Flatware

Amber Interiors Solo Gold Flatware

If you're sticking with a neutral table, then a pop of gold will add that holiday flair!

Vintage Hotel Silver Flatware

Mix things up with vintage flatware that brings an individual look to every table setting.

HAMMERED BLACK FLATWARE PIECES (BOXES OF 4)

Modernize your setting with matte black flatware that also taps into the wintery mood.

3-pack Cutlery

Opt for rose gold to bring in holiday cheer without going over the top.

Drinkware

WAVE COUPE GLASS

A coupe is a stylish nod to the past.

Perigord Wine Glass -Set of 6

A hint of vintage while still feeling modern and cool.

RAISED DESIGN ACRYLIC BOTTLE

Water is essential on the table or nearby on a countertop so people can help themselves throughout the gathering.

CONE-SHAPED CRYSTALLINE TUMBLER

This cone-shaped tumbler is unique and modern. Diversifying your shapes on the table keeps things visually interesting and engaging.

LARGE RECYCLED MOROCCAN GLASS TUMBLER

Always have a water glass alongside your wine glass so guests can stay hydrated.

Decoration

Marin White Taper/Pillar Candle Holders

Athena has used these candle holders on countless table settings including her Thanksgiving spread last year. They are classic and timeless.

STONEWARE CANDLESTICK HOLDER, GREY

Simple but none the less statement-worthy, these candle holders set a stylish mood.

BEESWAX CHURCH TAPERS

Nothing quite like a natural beeswax candle to bring your table to life.

Stoneware Vase

Earthy, sculptural, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye, this stoneware vase is a beautiful statement piece.

Ceramic Vase

Just add a dried floral arrangement and see your table bloom before your eyes.

Erin Starcone Bundle 22

These dried florals are a pretty accent without overwhelming the setting.

April Silver Queen Dried Bouquet 8

We loved dried florals for Thanksgiving because it ties into the cooler season ahead.

metallic vase with dried flowers

This elegant arrangement beautifully juxtaposes the natural color of dried botanicals with the shimmer of the metallic glaze.

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