17 Thanksgiving Table Settings to Drool Over (and Copy Immediately)
As a turkey baby, I have very strong feelings about Thanksgiving (and not just because I get to eat pumpkin pie and birthday cake in the same sitting). The main stars of the day: Gravy and stuffing (don’t even act like you disagree), and the ambiance.
This year, take your table to Martha-level greatness with inspiration from these stunning settings culled from the interwebs. We have a hunch that those gilded pumpkins and rustic name cards will impress everyone so much that they’ll all forget the family drama and forgive the culinary mishaps. But a warning: They’ll probably also ask you to host again next year.
Up your average fall centerpiece pumpkin with this one simple trick: Paint it white.
Try incorporating raw, natural materials like stones and unfinished wood into your decor.
Use feathers in lieu of flowers.
Ravens’ feathers a bit much for you? Opt for some backyard elements instead, like buds of cotton or extra herbs.
For a real crowd-pleaser, try an edible centerpiece for everyone to enjoy.
Incorporate the unexpected, like bright, crunchy leaves from your front yard, or an Instagram-worthy flower wall.Surprise your guests by using a nontraditional color palette for dinner this year.
For an extra-thoughtful touch, incorporate handwritten elements into the evening — even if it’s just your menu scribbled on a chalkboard.
And if all else fails, add more pumpkins (displayed in some innovative ways). After all, ‘tis the season!