Guest Picks: Casual Thanksgiving Table Accessories
Go for informal tableware and decorations to create a holiday tabletop that both young and old can be thankful for
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Pull up a chair and join me for a glass of wine at my Thanksgiving table! My inspiration is modern simplicity and an attitude of gratitude. I hope you get some fun ideas here for your own Thanksgiving feast. Have a happy holiday, and thank you for perusing my picks! — Elaina from Fun Finds for Mom
Invite a few pilgrims and Native Americans to your dinner table for a sweet little reminder of how this special tradition began.
Set a thankful place card at each seat, and let guests share what they're grateful for this year.
Give the kids these mini chalkboards as placemats. They can doodle while dining and use them far beyond Thanksgiving.
I love the packaging for these chalk sticks from West Elm.
I'm very tempted by these letter-shaped serving dishes. What would you spell out? I'm thinking "eat," "family" or "thanks," but I would love to hear your creative ideas.
If I ever replace my basic white dishes, I'd go for more white — but white with an organic feel and uneven edges, like this set.
Thank you to Anthropologie for making these classy paper napkins.
Set a "thankful tree" on your table with tags for guests to write what they're thankful for and hang on the tree. Of course, you don't have to buy a tree. You can always grab a branch from the yard and pop it in a vase.
I've been lusting after Le Creuset French ovens but can't justify the price. I didn't realize they make gravy boats too! There are seven gorgeous colors to choose from, and at $25, they're a much more reasonable way to enjoy a little Le Creuset.
Get a set of these hand-stamped serving utensils for yourself, or give them as a hostess gift if you'll be having Thanksgiving dinner at someone else's house.
It's not Thanksgiving without the wishbone! These wishbone napkin rings from Pottery Barn are a nice touch.
Add a little woodland whimsy to the table with these white ceramic owl salt and pepper shakers.
Mini olive picks make it easy to spear appetizers while enjoying a little pre-turkey nosh.
I have a bit of an obsession with compartmentalized white dishes. My collection is starting to outgrow my cabinet space. I could probably make room for this set, though. I'd fill it with nuts, olives, crackers and other nibbles.
This has heirloom written all over it. Actually, it says, "thankful for bread," but it's sure to be handed down to the next generation.
Stamped muslin favor bags can be filled with small party favors and set at each place.
The Bambu company, maker of disposable bamboo plates and other bamboo serving items, now uses the scraps to make these bamboo pebbles. Scatter them around the table for an organic look, use them as placecards, or pop them in the muslin bags for favors.
Give the kids a project to work on with this recycled letterpress garland kit.
Stamp each guest's name on these jumbo kraft tags and tie them around napkins with ribbon.
Ideabook published on Nov. 10, 2012.
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