Every Thanksgiving I try to change my table up a bit. Some years I keep it casual. This year we’re having a very small gathering so I thought that I would go all out and use the fancy dishes. I absolutely love using our china, crystal, and silver. I also love incorporating in a few beautiful antique pieces. (Warning–this post is picture heavy, I just couldn’t decide on my favorite view.)
Each place setting is set with a pewter charger, off-white china with silver rims, our silver flatware, and crystal and antique silver goblets. I used silver place card holders and off-white linen napkins. (I rarely use all of this silver because I have to beg my husband to polish it, but it’s Thanksgiving so I thought why not.)
The inspiration for this table was this beautiful table runner that I purchased from Home Goods last year that has embellished pumpkins on both ends featuring copper, gold, and silver. I decided to keep the color theme going by using brass candlesticks, a few faux pumpkins and glitter acorns with tones of orange, copper, and green.
Probably one of my favorite things on the table are my antique gold ceramic salt and pepper cellars (I’ve linked some similar) with these tiny little sterling silver spoons. It’s taken me several years to find enough of these precious little spoons, the majority of which I’ve bought at Moss Antiques in New Orleans. I absolutely love that the salt and pepper cellars are mismatched.
I found these beautiful silver goblets on eBay a few years ago and I love them so, so much. (I’ve linked some similar.) I wish that I would have bought the pewter ones so that they wouldn’t have to be polished, but hindsight is 20/20. Anyway, I usually store all of my silver in tarnish-resistant bags, it helps some.
Most everything that I used is an antique that I’ve picked up over the years or a family heirloom so sadly I really can’t provide a detailed source list. Our crystal is Waterford Lismore and our silver pattern is Gorham Strasbourg. I found the silver goblets and mint julep cups on eBay several years ago and the pewter charges were bought from Restoration Hardware, but are sadly discontinued.
Early next week I’ll share our Thanksgiving menu and I’m so excited, so check back soon. How do you set your table? Do you go for a casual look or all out with the china and crystal??