Thanksgiving Table Ideas

Entertaining on Thanksgiving gives us a chance to bring a new fall style to our homes. Taking time to create the perfect table settings and finding unique holiday-themed fixtures for around the house is one of my favorites past times. Today on “Show Me St. Louis,” I featured the best items at Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma from Chesterfield Mall. And check out my blog again tomorrow for some great tips if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year.

Pottery Barn is one of my favorite stores to buy serving dishes, plates, stylish flatware, décor and more. They make it so easy to get everything you need for a fabulous table setting all in one place. You’ll find a wide assortment of turkey-themed items that are great conversation pieces during your Thanksgiving dinner. Plus, don’t miss their “How To Deck Your Home For The Holidays” classes, Sundays, November 15 and 22 from 10-11 am. Just call and reserve your spot at 636.536.6101.

At Williams-Sonoma, you’ll also find several turkey-themed items, as well as simple yet elegant fall-themed plates, napkins and more that you can use throughout the whole fall season. And don’t forget all of the cooking gadgets that you’ll need to prepare your meal. Check out the Martha Stewart collection at Macy’s, including the potato masher, turkey baster and meat thermometer.

One of the easiest ways to start with decorating a Thanksgiving table is to choose a theme. Yes, Thanksgiving is a theme but think beyond that and expand on the concept of Thanksgiving. For instance, you can select a Rustic Thanksgiving theme and set the table with antique flatware and having mini bowls of seasoning instead of salt and pepper shakers. Or try a modern theme with mod-inspired decorations such as monochrome place settings with linen napkins and tall glass canisters for heavy white round candles. The possibilities are truly endless once you select a fun theme for your Thanksgiving table.

Another idea for your table is to spice things up with vibrant colors. You can keep all the decorations and settings in one single color, think a deep burgundy or orange to go with the season. Or you can go the complete opposite and have a full arrangement of everything made entirely in white. This is a fun idea because it makes shopping for the perfect table settings feel like a scavenger hunt.

And don’t forget to check back here tomorrow for more great tips on hosting Thanksgiving at your home.