While food will always be the main focus on Thanksgiving, give some attention to the tablescape, as well. Small, thoughtful details are what can make the holidays feel extra special. These lovely table toppers—napkins, place tags, centerpieces, and more can be purchased and shipped to your door in time for the big day. The best part: These festive adornments can last well past the end of the holiday season, as they are adaptable to almost any occasion.
For Any Way You Slice It
What a charming way to display your favorite fromages—and an equally thoughtful serving setup for guests who prefer to identify their food before taking a bite. This cheese platter with chalkboard labels lets eaters know exactly what they're in for, while bringing some pizzazz to the table. Available on Amazon; $29.99..
For an intricate centerpiece that's industrial chic (while still being dressed in autumn's colors), consider this hand-soldered copper candlestick. Made of copper pipe, fittings, and elbows, this is one candle holder yours guests won't have seen anywhere else. Available on Etsy; $39.
Etsy.com via MacAndLexie
Chips Off The Old Block
If your Thanksgiving dinners typically begin with someone passing the bread basket, you might want to consider an alternative approach to getting your full serving of carbs—when you see this stunning bread board. A variety of shades of stained wood come together in a striking pattern, showing off bread, rolls, crescents, or cornbread to full advantage. Available from The Grommet; $21.25.
A Spoonful of Thanks
Make sure everyone can spot their seat with a custom calligraphy placeholder. The Etsy seller behind this adorable design handwrites each and every order in a beautiful script, so each table setting can be graced with a personal touch. Set the scene by placing the name cards atop miniature pumpkins, fresh apples, or around napkins. Available on Etsy; from 90 cents.
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What's in a Name
Another spin on the personalized place card, this laser-cut design is custom made from birch plywood. Whether you invite your guests to take their name cards home, or you choose to place them safely inside the china cabinet for next year's meal, this is sure to be an embellishment they'll treasure for years to come. Available on Etsy; prices start at $1.05.
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The beauty of flowers and the country charm of mason jar vases come together in this ready-made centerpiece. And don't fret about ordering flowers and breakable glass to be sent by mail: The seller of this seasonal treasure works hard to ensure that every centerpiece is lovingly wrapped and adequately packed to ensure ultimate safety. Available on Etsy; prices starting at $37.
Etsy.com via CountryHomeandHeart
A Place for Your Plate
Wrap Your Napkin
Paper Your Table
Thanksgiving comes but once a year; if you've learned from experience that your seasonal table runner only sees the light of day on the holiday, why would you want to spring for a new cloth runner? Embrace the ephemeral nature of the season with a customized kraft paper table runner, inked in your choice of black, white, silver, or gold. Available on Etsy; from $25.
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Add a rustic touch to your harvest themed table with this simple yet stunning take on a napkin ring. A disc of cross-cut wood is marked with your choice of message—thankful, grateful, gather, blessed—and drilled with a hole through which ribbon or twine can be threaded and twisted around a dinner napkin. When Thanksgiving is over, reuse these adornments as Christmas tree ornaments. Available on Etsy; from $4.
Etsy.com via LumberOfLoveDesign
Room for Pie
In the Element
Sometimes memories and family traditions center around the plates and platters you use to serve up special meals. Who knows, maybe this set of Thanksgiving plates could be the one you use to call everyone together around the cranberry sauce. Available from Cost Plus World Market; $27.96 for a set of four.
Set in Stone
Beautiful Decor on a Budget
A beautifully decorated holiday table can be yours without having to break the bank.
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