Hostess with the Mostest: Thanksgiving Table Must Haves
Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful for many things – one being cute Thanksgiving tables! According to an HGTV article written by Erica Reitman, the following are MUSTS to create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving table! The best part of this list is everything is cute AND budget friendly! Reitman explains that most pieces can be found in your home or your local thrift store – SCORE!
- Napkin Rings & Linen Napkins
Erica Reitman explains that napkin rings are unique pieces that will make your table stand out above the rest! And, don’t worry – she explains in the article that you do not have to have all matching rings. Variety makes each table special. To go with your napkin rings, throw in some colorful linen napkins. Using linen napkins provide the opportunity to add color to make a table look simple and clean. The possibilities are endless!
2. Unusual Placemats
Placemats are essential – mix and match several kinds of placemats to make your table(s) pop! Reitman recommends using wicker or rattan mats of all shapes and sizes (Easy clean-up). Any left over mats can be used for your buffet or cocktail table to add texture and variety.
3. Unique Objects
Try looking for out-of-the box items to use as your centerpieces. A simple solution is to use pumpkins as a centerpiece to go along with a “fall” theme. If your budget allows, look to your local grocery stores for small pumpkins that will suite your table style. The white pumpkins, pictured below, are gorgeous pieces to add to your table!
Accessories can fall under the category of centerpieces as well! Your accessories are just additional pieces to add to your table to complete your Thanksgiving look! Look for accessories that you may have laying around the house to give extra life to your table.
5. Serving Pieces
At Thanksgiving, there are plates and plates of (yummy) food! Why not throw some cute vintage serving pieces in to show off your hard-work? Personally, I have found that the best place to find these pieces – GRANDMA’S HOUSE. I recommend calling your grandma to see what she has and can lend you to complete your look.
6. Salt and Pepper Shakers
Last, but certainly not least, finish your table off with a few unique salt and pepper shakers. Typically, most tables are set with one salt and pepper shaker. However, try something different this year and add mini shakers to every place setting – sounds like it would be beneficial to everyone!