Make your Thanksgiving the ultimate #throwbackthursday with vintage-inspired table settings that blend the best of old and new. Start with your favorite dinnerware, mix in materials and finish with a few seasonal touches from the local grocery or specialty store–– we went with a festive blend of mini gourds and fresh florals – for a Thanksgiving feast that's anything but basic.
TABLESCAPE 1: DECO DRAMA
Leave the drama where it belongs – on the table, thanks to art deco and mid-century modern pieces that add plenty of dramatic flair without the emotional fallout. A three-piece art deco tea set takes center stage atop a marble lazy susan that's one part decorative and equal parts functional. Dried florals offer a low-maintenance alternative to fresh florals.
But the real showstopper? Natural wood accents – like a set of turned candlestick holders and solid American walnut salad bowls – that offset the cool chrome highball glasses and stainless steel tea set with plenty of warmth.
TABLESCAPE 2: Forest to Table
Forget farm to table. The new trend? Straight-from-the-forest (or ground, stone, field – you get the picture) materials that bring the beauty of the outdoors, indoors. Authentic materials lend warmth and natural charm in the form of solid walnut bowls and salad plates, woven coasters, organic-inspired ceramics and a handwoven tray centerpiece.
The finishing touch? A decorative place setting that's as simple as a trip to your local craft store. Layer moss inside a decorative bird's nest, then top with blue-hued faux eggs. A dab of glue keeps everything neatly in place. Tuck placecards inside each nest for a more personal touch.
TABLESCAPE 3: ORGANIC MODERN
Simple yet elegant, organic materials get a modern update. A classic Dansk dinnerware set features an eggshell finish and contrasting borders, providing a neutral backdrop that lends itself to any occasion. And a Danish-inspired serving tray functions as a bread basket – complete with butter dish – but doubles as an eye-catching centerpiece when topped with pumpkin-hued gourds and fresh mums in a simple bud vase.
However you set the table, we hope it's a good one. Wishing you a happy day of family, food and elastic waistbands (yoga pants, we're looking at you).