ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY entertaining | October 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Tabletop Ideas from Classic to a Modern Look

I propose you five festive looks for Thanksgiving, that are suitable for the Canadian way and the American way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

If you are new to my blog, here is my design philosophy when it comes to my table settings for a Holiday celebrations. My guests eat on bowls and plates that can be reused for other parties. This is my way to be thankful towards Mother Earth. My table linens and my centrepiece deliver the decorative elements of my Holiday tabletop.

Tabletop Ideas for a Classic Style Table

I always say that you need a casual chic table for a Thanksgiving meal. So, go with would make you and your family happy. I like the idea to use a halved globe as a vessel for your centrepiece. It should not be too hard to find an old World globe since so many of them have become obsolete. Ask your friends and family to help you locate one; there is probably an unused World globe that is stored in their garage or basement of someone you know.

thanksgiving tabletop ideas from traditional to modern
photo credits: No. 1 Eclectic Fall Bowl Centerpiece from BHG.com | No. 2 Woodland Forest Jacquard Tablecloth $155-$183 USD at Williams Sonoma | No. 3 Autumn Summer Table by Crate & Barrel

Tabletop Ideas for a Modern Style Table

The snowberries of the Marimekko Lumimarja Orange table linen collection takes a different direction in orange. As a bonus, I can imagine this tablecloth reinterpreted for a Halloween party.

thankgiving table with a modern Finnish touch
photo credits: No. 4 Marimekko Lumimarja Orange Tablecloth and Napkins $8.95-$89.95 USD at Crate and Barrel

I am a fan of the tête-à-tête placemats. With tête-à-tête (which means face-to-face) placemats, your table puts the emphasis on guests that seat in front of each other. Don’t think that you can use this look only just for a romantic dinner. The concept works well on a communal table. Simply remember to get three “placemats for two” for 6 guests, four for 8 guests or six for a group of twelve. Then, use the same between the placemats to place the dishes that you will share and the centrepieces.

duo linen placemat and napkins
photo credits: No. 5 Duo linen placemat for two $15.95 USD at CB2

I hope this small round-up will give ideas on how you can dress your table for Thanksgivings.

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One Response to “Thanksgiving Tabletop Ideas from Classic to a Modern Look”

  1. Thank you for sharing! :-) All the pictures are beautiful and inspiring!