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6 Things You Need for a Modern Country Thanksgiving Table

These are our best picks for farmhouse Thanksgiving table decor. This theme is perfect for those of us who love to mix and match new pieces with treasured family heirlooms.

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Get the Look

Set up a comforting spread this year with farmhouse Thanksgiving table decor. This look is polished without being fussy, and calls for relaxed, homespun design. Here’s a look at the products you need to re-create this style.

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Farmhouse Plates

You can never go wrong with the simplicity of farmhouse white. Crate & Barrel’s dinner plates and salad plates are a sturdy and practical option for your country Thanksgiving menu. You can introduce bold prints and pops of color with accent pieces, leaving the dishes to display a feast you’ve lovingly prepared for loved ones.

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Napkin Rings

West Elm has a set of four napkin rings made from slices of real wood. With a contrast of dark and blond wood on each, this rustic design works beautifully with napkins patterned or plain. We love that they also have a slim design, taking up little room while we dive into all the best of this season’s side dishes—like our new fave Maple-Glazed Green Beans.

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Planter Centerpiece


Complete the look with a low-profile centerpiece like a chicken feeder planter. Without obstructing anyone’s view, a slim container like this can hold something as simple as pinecones from the yard, rustic potpourri like we used here or even a small floral arrangement.

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Woven Placemats

Save the fancy tablecloths for another day. Your laid-back farmhouse Thanksgiving table calls for simple things like these fiber placemats. Sturdy and wide enough to hold your entire place setting and stemware, these placemats are low maintenance and loveliness combined. Load them up with platefuls of November goodness, like Herb-Glazed Turkey and one of our all-time favorites—Easy Batter Rolls.

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Cloth Napkins

In a subtle nod to the autumn season, these buffalo plaid napkins add a down-home feel that invites guests to sit and stay awhile. And YAY for napkins that aren’t overly delicate or in a shade that will show every stain! Farmhouse decor is nothing if it isn’t practical.

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Cotton Napkins

It doesn’t get more farmhouse than this ticking striped set of four napkins. The pattern is subtle enough not to steal the show and is a clever pot holder for a steaming pan of Sweet Potatoes au Gratin. It complements a sprig of seasonal greenery perfectly, too. Add an aromatic statement to your country Thanksgiving table with fresh rosemary.

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Rebecca Walden
Rebecca C. Walden is a freelance writer with Deep South roots - an Alabama native now living in north Texas. Her writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, and many other regional publications, focusing on everything from health and wellness to parenting, family, and women's interests. Walden also provides freelance writing to corporate clients in finance, government, healthcare, and higher education. Check out her latest work @rebeccacwalden.com.

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