Put a twist on tradition by pairing antiques with natural curiosities.
This Thanksgiving, pair classic, refined antique table settings with natural, modern decorative elements. Antique items bring traditional class to your Thanksgiving table, while nature-inspired finishing touches bring an unexpected decorative flair that is sure to impress guests. Make your table setting for Thanksgiving unforgettable by using bright, graphic Thanksgiving dinnerware to add a modern touch on a natural wooden dining table. Add Southern charm with custom-made menu cards – opt for natural colors (we chose a rustic forest green), and mount the cards in charming antique picture stands. Refresh your table setting for Thanksgiving with bright, natural orchids resting in silver compotes, and personalize your Thanksgiving dinnerware with intricate, printed place cards. When planning your holiday menu, blend traditional Southern Thanksgiving main dishes with unexpected, fresh sides for a meal that reflects the table’s themes – and be sure not to forget to stock the self-service bar!
Punch Up Traditional Pieces
Give It Some Edge
Balance a whitewashed table with graphic hits of black and navy, such as black candles and leather chairs, slate-gray woven place mats, and navy-rimmed dinner plates.
Goblets: Flavia by William Yeoward Crystal; available through andgeorge.com
Show Your Cards
Mounted on an antique picture stand on a console table, a menu card sets the tone for the meal.
Menu card and place cards: by Erika Jack, Erika Jack Stationnaire; erikajack.blogspot.com
Offer It Self-Serve
Put It On A Pedestal
Instead of arranged flowers, dress your table with a trio of black plinths topped with orchids in silver compotes and natural items that you've collected.
Make It Personal
Place cards are tucked in an array of silver saltcellars filled with moss, turquoise stones, and butterflies for personalized, individual versions of the centerpiece.