A very warm hello from your Home & Style Editor! If we haven’t yet met, it is my pleasure, and I am so delighted to have recently joined Andrea here at The Glam Pad.
Does it seem that we blinked in March and awoke in November? Of all the socially distant holidays, birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and weddings this year, perhaps the occasion that might seem the most disrupted is Thanksgiving. At my family’s home “the more, the merrier” is our modus operanda, but much like everyone else, our celebration will be a little different this time. Some things will stay the same (my mum’s cranberry sour cream jello salad, for example, and the fact that I’m always running about an hour behind on the turkey), but no matter the size of of your Thanksgiving table this year, there’s no reason it should be any less festive!
On that note, I’ve put together a collection of pieces to gift or to dress your table in style. And, while I’ve resisted the urge to compile a list of must-have entertaining items for those looking to lighten the mood this season, extendable forks and 2020-sized wine glasses are always good for a laugh during these times! Happy tablescaping!
Placemats in two different options: for a traditional harvest theme, I’ve selected these Tory Burch Raffia placemats, and for an sophisticated option that is sure to ruffle feathers (in a good way), consider these Pheasant Feather Chargers from the Avenue.
An 1800s silver show-stopper of a serving dome to unveil your bird in most dramatic fashion. I adore the acorn and leaf detail on this English-made, one-of-a-kind piece, complete with a detailed family crest that deserves much further inquiry.
Charming wicker cornucopias under $8/apiece that are worthy of any Grandmillenial Thanksgiving table. Pilgrim style, after all, is having a bit of a moment. These would make adorable placecard holders. Speaking of placecards…
These elegant placecards from Mr. P’s. If you are the host/ess, I also love the idea of giving your guests their very own pack as a gift of Thanksgiving to continue the art of hospitality at their next gathering.
A preserved centerpiece just around $100, and an evergreen floral arrangement that can be reused time and again.
Candles, candles, candles. I adore these shimmering pure beeswax candlesticks from La Petite Abeille (that have yet to drip on my table!) and these tiny tapers in fall colors. This cozy-scented one in beautiful Murano glass makes a wonderful hostess gift. After all, what is Thanksgiving dinner without dad jokes by candlelight?
A pumpkin-shaped cocquette that is decidedly not a single-season piece. When it comes to cookware, I prefer to avoid purchasing pieces that can only be used once a year, but this enamelware piece can be brought out as soon as the leaves begin to turn. Use it for pumpkin soup, chili, mulled cider, stock, and on and on.
The perfect gold flatware under $15! This is THE find for which yours truly is most excited: I have been searching high and low the perfect gold cutlery for years, and stumbled across this set unwittingly. Simple, elegant, yet not too modern for traditional tastes, dare I say these could almost, almost, almost pass for Christofle?
Chic dinner plates from one of our favorite sources, Scully and Scully.
Hand-blown glass tumblers in a lovely shade of green that will transition seamlessly to your Christmas tablescape.
Fanciful pheasant salt and pepper shakers. No offense to the turkeys, but this year I’m told they’re not the only bird in town…
More tablescape inspiration below!
Thank you for the beautiful ideas….Please share your cranberry salad recipe!