11 Traditional Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas
If your style is timeless and traditional, you'll love this collection of Thanksgiving table decor ideas. Get the full holiday guide here.
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The most memorable Thanksgiving gatherings always have a well-set table. In addition to cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu, you should consider the plates, serving utensils and glasses, as well as serving platters, gravy boats, napkins and more as part of the experience.
For some help designing a timeless look, use our Thanksgiving table decor ideas here!
Chic Wine Glasses
Raise a toast to good company and good food with this set of wine glasses ($68 for six). These unique, handblown glasses have a goblet-like shape and short, decorative stems. No matter what you’re all sipping on (we recommend this delicious hot spiced cranberry drink), your guests will feel elegant with these glasses in hand.
If you’re in the market for a new set of classic plates, you’ll surely love these antique white dinner plates ($100 for 16-piece set), which are made from porcelain and feature a subtle embellishment along the rim. They’ll look stunning piled high with all your favorite Thanksgiving foods.
Elegant Gravy Boat
What’s Thanksgiving without gravy? Serve an amazing Thanksgiving gravy in this lovely antique white gravy boat ($60), which will perfectly complement the dinner plates we’re recommending. The boat comes with a matching platter to catch any runaway drips.
Not only do tablecloths brighten up your table, but they also make cleanup significantly easier. So adorn your table with a traditional pick like this linen tablecloth ($70-$90 depending on size). It comes in a variety of seasonal hues, though we’re partial to the wine color for this table setting.
Swap out paper napkins for these beautiful linen napkins ($8). The deep, rich color will make your table settings pop, and the linen fabric is pre-washed so it’s incredibly soft to the touch. Plus, the napkins will match your tablecloth.
Simple Baking Dish
You’re going to need a high-quality baking dish for traditional Thanksgiving sides, like our yummy corn pudding. This casserole dish ($67) is a deep 13×9 that looks simply gorgeous. Just bring the dish from oven to table when it’s time to serve.
Classic Carving Utensils
Carving a turkey is no easy feat (learn how to do it the right way!), which is why you need high-quality cutting utensils at your Thanksgiving feast. This beautiful carving set ($319) includes a pewter carving fork and knife, and the utensils will become a cherished family heirloom.
Pewter Napkin Rings
No good at folding napkins? Make your job easier with a set of sleek napkin rings—pull the linens through, place them on the table and you’re done. You can even have these beautiful napkin rings ($50) customized with a monogram.
Heirloom Shot Glasses
To hold flickering tea lights for the table, think outside the box and use a sophisticated shot glass ($3). Each glass has a beautiful diamond pattern that’s inspired by cut crystal.
If you have a haphazard array of mismatched tableware, it might be time to upgrade to a more uniform set. This vintage-inspired flatware ($50) comes in a traditional pewter finish to match other items on the table, and these simple utensils work well as everyday dinnerware, too.