Style vs. Tradition for Thanksgiving Table Setting

November comes with the charm of fall and lovely family time and this is why this is the moment to consider decorating the table for one of the most beloved holidays of the year – Thanksgiving.  In case you have a taste for traditional table decoration you should know that pumpkin, maple leaves and fruit are not the only items you can use to decorate the table. In the same time, if you choose to go for a more stylish approach be aware that the trends of 2013 call for something extra for Thanksgiving décor.

The traditional approach

Close to nature

Close to nature

Fresh cut flowers in the colors of fall next to classic wine glasses are the right combination for all white plates.  You can go for a neutral table runner instead of a table cloth especially if the table  is made of wood and has a vintage look.

A huntsman touch

A huntsman touch

If you are lucky enough to have some antlers around you can use them for a hunting party inspired centerpiece. Add fruit bowls filled with fruits in autumnal colors , green plates and green glasses on top of a blue and white tablecloth with a damask pattern.

Auburn and country side look

Auburn and country side look

In case you have a table with a shiny polish , all you need is an aged table runner, a bowl filled with wild fruits, chestnuts and cones and a vase filled with fall vines. Use purple colored plates and you have a traditional yet chic look.

The stylish touch

Buffet

Buffet

For a stylish home and an unconventional Thanksgiving dinner a buffet is a good idea. Use marbled plates and put the cutlery in vintage looking jars. Use matching colorful glasses and spread figs, oranges chestnuts and small pumpkins all over the table for an effortless but lovely look.

Relaxed table setting

Relaxed table setting

In case you want to go for an informal table setting choose a relaxed display for the Thanksgiving table.  Small flower arrangements in glasses , silver cutlery and simple white plates with add to the stylish look.

Key details

In case you have around a beautiful china set with detailed plates you can skip the centerpiece. Place some tiny pumpkins on china pedestals or simply choose vintage looking candles on wooden supports at the ends of the table to complete the look.

Simple but chic

You can always choose the classic choices for a stylish approach. Instead of tablecloth use napkins for each place. White candles lined in the middle of the table can take the place of the centerpiece. Choose white china and put a pear on top of each plate to mark the guest’s place at the table.

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