Add Pumpkins & Maple
The very best accents from nature make a charming addition to your table this year. Pick your own mini pumpkins in a range of autumnal hues and scatter them around each place setting. This table is set with our French Perle Scallop dinnerware. Crafted of stoneware with a lovely ruffled finish, it’s both dishwasher and microwave safe so it’s easy to clean and you’ll have no trouble re-heating those leftovers. For our centerpiece, we brought in a Japanese Maple to tie in the inviting fall theme. It’s all about earthy touches, autumn shades and capturing that genuine, welcoming tone.
Make Gold-Leaf Place Cards
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make the biggest impact, like these gilded DIY accents. A lovely touch to your Thanksgiving place setting, they’re easy to spruce up and make a fun craft for your little ones. Start by gathering a few leaves from your backyard. (Try to avoid holes or bugs!) Next, take a spray paint can or metallic pen and coat the entire surface of each leaf in gold. Give your calligraphy skills a shot by using black ink to write the name of everyone joining the table. Pair your place cards with some gold flatware, like our best-selling Portola line, and you’ve got a beautiful place setting with a golden touch!
Create A Farm-To-Table Menu
Freshly grown food is a staple of the Thanksgiving season. It’s the one time of year that you can really play with taste. Sweet or savory? Soft or crunchy? Zesty or palette-cleansing? Why not have it all with a farm-to-table menu that’s as diverse as it is appetizing? For our table, we filled the bowls and plates of our Luna nesting dinnerware set with a mix of cheeses, olives, grapes, homegrown veggies and more. You could prepare a beet salad to start, then lead into a sweet potato casserole, homemade mashed potatoes with gravy and, of course, some pumpkin pie to end the night on a sweet note!