AROUND THE WEB // 5 Thanksgiving Tabletops

| November 03, 2014

Hosting Thanksgiving? Need some inspiration on how to set the eating scene? Then check out these five tabletops, each of which emphasize going small instead of tall so that guests can see each other without obstruction.


I also like that the decor in each is basically a thoughtful scattering of ingredients that would’t take much time to line up down the length of the tabletop. Practical and unpretentious: who can’t dig that?

1. VEG (AND FRUIT) OUT. A bounty of fresh artichokes, bulbous heads of lettuce, oranges, and an assortment of apples are pulled together with brass candlesticks and branches to create an atmosphere of familiarity and comfort. // Photo by Farra Miron

2. CRISP AND CLEAN. For a calm, sweet setting, opt for creams and whites broken up with pops of yellow Crespedia bulbs, birch branches, and delicate white orchids. // Photo from Elizabeth Anne Designs

3. MOD MOTIF. One way to turn down the stress of hosting? Shoot for simple yet tasteful with a charcoal tablecloth, trios of gray pillar candles, white tea lights, and orange and red berry branches. // Photo from Apartment Therapy

4. OH SO LEAFY. And then there’s lush and bright, as in this tabletop featuring waxy magnolia leaves, persimmons, short vases filled with pops of fushia, and white pillar candles. // Photo from Apartment 34

5. GRAPES AND GOURDS. For a turn on the traditional tablescape, set out a spread of green and purple grape bunches, knobby gourds in yellow and orange, cream pillar candles, and sprigs of green and gold wheat. // Photo from Peter Loves Jane

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