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The Best Chic Tabletop Items for Thanksgiving This Year 

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If you’re hosting the big feast, you may be seeking inspiration and fresh ideas on how to set a beautiful Thanksgiving table this year. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has rounded up a collection of the best chic and charming tabletop items and table décor for Thanksgiving 2020.

the best chic tabletop items for thanksgiving this year 

In our luxury Thanksgiving series, we’ve covered where to go if you want to skip the dishes, what to get the hostess if you’re celebrating with your pod, great movies to watch and even where to order the best side dishes and the yummiest pies 

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We’ve also gotten expert advice on how to decorate beautifully with flowers for Thanksgiving. And our resident DJ has curated a great playlist for the big day. 

So it seems the only thing left to make your Thanksgiving one to remember – beyond the year defining global pandemic that is, is setting a festive table. 

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The Thanksgiving table is your chance to let your creativity run free.  Whether you choose something more rustic and traditional or something more modern and monochrome, your tabletop sets the mood for the big meal.  A Thanksgiving table arranged with care offers guests warm welcome and invitation of gratitude and peace fit for an autumnal feast – something we all need this year. 

To get you inspired we scoured the stores to find some of the most charming and chic Thanksgiving inspired table top items this year.  So whether you are looking for a new serving piece to compliment your heirloom china or a complete new set of dishes, or are simply looking to add some decorative touches to your table, we’ve found 28 ideas to inspire you. 

How to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year

From linens and glassware to accent pieces and plates, these are our favorite items to make your Thanksgiving dinner. They are not only delicious, but stylish and memorable too. 

1. simply gorgeous 

For the minimalists, we love New York Stoneware’s orange Handthrown Rustic Ceramic Dinnerware ($220) over the soft jacquard Yves Delorme Bella Tablecloth ($265).  Pair with Hudson Wilder’s Apsel Brushed Matte Gold 20-Piece Flatware Set ($125) and coordinating Cocktail Kingdom Metallic Rimmed Cocktail Glasses ($42) in gold. 

chic tabletop items Thanksgiving

Fresh ideas on how to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year: Accessories. Courtesy Photo.

We think Michael Aram’s Palm 6-Compartment Plate ($275) makes for a lovely serving dish, while Tea + Linen’s Gold Thankful Napkin Rings ($5) will remind your guests what the day is really about.  Finish it off with Anthropologie’s Cursive Candlesticks ($22 – $32). 

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2. bird is the word 

There’s a reason that Thanksgiving is often called Turkey Day – it’s all about the bird.  Make your table all about it too with turkey themed dishes like this Pheasant Run Turkey Platter ($395) from Mackenzie-Childs and a Wildlife Turkey Medium Serving Bowl ($130) from Vietri over Williams-Sonoma’s Autumn Plymouth Turkey Tablecloth ($130 – $180). 

chic tabletop items Thanksgiving

Fresh ideas on how to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year: Turkey Accessories. Courtesy Photo.

While you could go all out with Spode’s iconic Woodland Dish ($26) featuring the guest of honor, we like to offset the bird theme just a little bit with their Delamere Dinner Plate ($23) and crystal Schott Zwiesel Pure Light Wine Glasses ($14).  Finally, add a few fun touches like Gold Turkey Place Card Holders ($20) from Pottery Barn and Turkey Party Crackers ($25) from Sur La Table to complete the bird inspired look. 

3. fancy farm house 

Create a rustic inspired tablescape infused with natural elements.  Juliska’s Forest Walk Sentiments Tidbits Plates ($85) expresses the true meaning of the day with elements from mother nature herself.  Dansk’s wooden Fjord Teak Flatware ($115) and Sur La Table’s Table Mango Wood Board ($60) are the perfect wooden accent pieces, while Crate and Barrel’s Lanai Table Runner ($80) will make you feel like you’re at a farm house. 

How to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year

How to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year: Accessories. Courtesy Photo.

Add other small touches like these hand painted Autumn Magnolia Napkin Rings ($20) from Mackenzie-Childs, Afloral’s vintage inspired Set of 5 Aluminum Candlestick Holders in Gold ($68) and these oversized Orford Large Wine Glass ($55) from The White Company and you’re guests will be transported to the countryside. 

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4. pumpkin perfect 

Don’t ditch pumpkins just because Halloween has passed.  Embrace the iconic winter squash in a subtle way with Vietri’s elegant Set of 4 Pumpkin Plates ($152) and by serving your side dishes in Staub’s white Pumpkin Cocotte ($180).  Williams-Sonoma makes elegant Pumpkin Cups ($11) and understated Harvest Embroidery Napkins ($40) that build ever so slightly on the theme without going overboard. 

How to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year

How to set a chic Thanksgiving table with the best tabletop décor this year: Pumpkin Accessories. Courtesy Photo.

Pair with Minna’s Handwoven Albers Table Runner ($80), Afloral’s Bag of 8 Fake Gourds and Pumpkins in Cream and Green ($19) scattered throughout and add Mepra’s Italian Flatware Fantasia Color Flatware Set ($78) in orange and your tabletop will really pop with the season’s favorite vegetable. 

the best chic tabletop items for thanksgiving this year 

There you have it, some fresh ideas on how to set the table this year based on our favorite Thanksgiving tabletop décor this year. We hope you have a delicious (and chic) holiday filled with love and gratitude. 

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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