As the whisper of the holidays begin to circulate, Thanksgiving gifts us the wonderful opportunity to gather with those most precious to us. While expressing gratitude is a welcome practice year-round, the quiet moments leading us into the holiday season offer a special time for thoughtful reflection, and inspire us to make each moment more memorable.
Join Becca as she shares her tips for setting a Thanksgiving table below. With inspirational ideas for transforming your tablescape, and the simple transition to ease from earthy Thanksgiving tones, to a beautifully festive holiday gathering.
Becca Casey's 5 tips for setting a Thanksgiving or Holiday table:
Select timeless plate ware to set the foundation of your table. Whether registering for tableware or investing in new ceramics for a refresh, I love to select quality-driven, classic tableware to layer into my tablescape. Guests always notice beautifully crafted china!
Depending on the size of your table, mark 2-4 place settings for arrangements. Opt for tall glass hurricanes filled with branches or candles which will not steal too much table surface, and will create a beautiful visual.
Candlelight is intrinsic to any table scape. I love to mix brass and ceramic candlestick holders with gorgeous tapers in subtle colours. Flickering light creates the most romantic atmosphere to carry you into the evening.
Introduce colour through textiles. Source a beautiful Nutmeg napkin for your Thanksgiving tablescape, and see the power in transformation when switching that for a gorgeous subdued green for the festive holidays.
Inspire your table with the simplest of decor. I love to pile gourds, pumpkins, and squash in the center of our thanksgiving table to create an interesting yet affordable tablescape. Whereas for Christmas we will add sparkly baubles, and ornaments to our table from decorations we have collected over the years!