Table Decorations & Dining Buying Guide
The holidays -- especially Thanksgiving -- inspire many people to create masterfully decorated tabletops for family and friends. There are a variety of table decorations and dining options that lend themselves to this food-focused gathering. Be sure what you select works at holiday time now and in the future.
Types of Table Decorations & Dining
Elaborate or simple, traditional or contemporary, Thanksgiving table decorations and dining arrangements can vary according to your needs, preferences, and whims. But if you have an overall sense of your style, it's easier to buy one or two pieces and build on your collection from year to year to create a coherent look. Start by reviewing the types of table decorations and dining pieces you want for Thanksgiving -- centerpieces, serveware, tableware, flowers, linens, accents, candles -- and then review which pieces work would well for your hosting and eating needs now, and which you can add from year to year as your family -- and your guest list -- grows and changes.
The focal point of most Thanksgiving table decorations is the centerpiece. Often this is a sculptural element that evokes the holiday -- turkey, autumn leaves, or fall colors, for example.
COTTAGE CUTZ: Cottage Cutz Dies. With design styles that are cute and adorable fun and whimsical and classically elegant these uni...versal wafer-thin dies make a great addition to your paper crafting supplies. Cut amazing shapes out of paper cardstock adhesive-backed paper vinyl vellum and more. They are made from American steel. The die is a solid steel plate with multiple cutting images and comes with a layer of ejection foam to give clean and accurate cuts. This package contains Autumn Centerpiece. Assembled design size: 5.1x3.2 Inch. Die size: 4x4 Inch. Made in USA. read more
at Oriental Trading Company
Includes four 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 reindeer and a 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 sleigh. Cardboard. (5 pcs. per unit) Simple assembly required. OTC
A beautiful alternative to a traditional Christmas centerpiece this Santa hat centerpiece is made of tinsel with a plastic frame a...nd looks great as the centerpiece of any table. Standing at 9" tall and 7 inches wide it is large enough to look great on any table but small enough not to block people from each other across the table. 9" tall, 7" wide and 3 1/2" deep Plastic frame to maintain shape ChristmasCenterpieces read more
Dazzle the guests at your next Christmas party with these sparkling table pieces. Also makes great decorations to hang from the ce...iling to add to your other Christmas decor. Cardboard. 8 1/2 x 9 1/2 OTC read more
Serveware includes everything from large platters to specially patterned or colored bowls. Serving pieces need not be reserved just for the holidays; everyday items can work well to complement a holiday-table color scheme.
The dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, glasses, and flatware used at your table settings are another type of tableware. Items may be used only on special occasions or pulled from daily-use dining items.
Whether faux or real, flowers are a wonderful complement to Thanksgiving table decorations and dining. Use them to accent colors and styles.
From napkins to place mats, table runners, and tablecloths, Thanksgiving linens supply versatile elements to table decorations and dining.
at CV Linens
Material: Sequin and Taffeta Size: approx. 132 round diameter with 2 side seams Color: Champagne Pack: 1 per polybag The tableclot...h will touch the floor when placed on a 72 table with a 30 standard height. Care Instruction: Machine Washable in cool or warm water. Cool Dry. Remove immediately when cycle is done to avoid wrinkles. Do not bleach. read more
at CV Linens
Material: 50% Polyester/ 50% Nylon Size: approx. 90x156 rectangular seamless Color: Champagne Pack: 1 per polybag The tablecloth w...ill touch the floor when placed on a 8 foot rectangular table with a 30 standard height. Care Instruction: HAND WASH OR DRY CLEAN ONLY. Do not bleach. read more
at CV Linens
Material: Sequin and Taffeta Size: approx. 90x132 rectangular seamless Color: Champagne Pack: 1 per polybag The tablecloth will to...uch the floor when placed on a 30W x 6 foot rectangular table with a 30 standard height. Care Instruction: Machine Washable in cool or warm water. Cool Dry. Remove immediately when cycle is done to avoid wrinkles. Do not bleach. read more
Various accents can be part of Thanksgiving table decorations and dining, such as name place tags, votives and candles, and other pieces that can help create a coordinated flourish on your tabletop.
Many products for Thanksgiving table decoration and dining are often used for multiple special occasions, such as during other holidays or events. That's why it's important to review all of the product's features before adding it to your collection. For example, colors and patterns are common distinguishing factors in all types of table decorations and dining elements, from linens to serveware. Material choices are important product features, too, as is flexibility of use. Use this guide to product features to start creating your own picture-perfect holiday table.
Many items used at holidays such as Thanksgiving are patterned or colored just for the occasion. For example, a turkey platter might have an edge decoration that replicates the shape of a bird.
Table decorations and dining items for Thanksgiving can be made of durable materials. Still others may be created with more delicate, and less durable, materials because they are used less often.
Many Thanksgiving table decorations and dining items may be best used at specific times of the year. For example, a dozen white buffet plates have more flexibility of use at various times of the year than plates detailed with autumnal scenes.
Before making any purchase, consider how you like to celebrate the holidays as well as your family's needs. Are your celebrations casual and thrown-together? Or is formality a prized trait? All these things should affect your purchase considerations for table decorations and dining pieces. Cost is a factor, as is storage of pieces. How you are able to care for and clean items must be reviewed, as should replacement. Use this guide to purchase considerations to get started.
Cost for table decorations and dining elements vary widely based on product features and type. Think about your total budget and how many items you will need to accommodate your potential guest lists now and in the future before making a purchase.
How items need to be stored -- and whether you have the space to store them -- should also be a consideration. Some items may need special packaging for protection from sunlight, for example.
Some items need delicate care such as dry-cleaning or hand-washing. Think through your time and schedule before committing to pieces that may be too fragile for your needs.
Plates get broken, glasses get cracked, linens get stained: Accidents happen during boisterous holiday gatherings. Investigate how easily your table decorations and dining pieces can be replaced.
at Oriental Trading Company
Celebrate the fall harvest with these charming plates! Serve up some pumpkin pie on these Fall Floral Dessert Plates. Complete you...r autumn theme with these beautiful paper plates. Great for Thanksgiving or fall potluck dinners. Paper. (8 pcs. per set) 7 diam. OTC read more
at Avas Flowers
You cant celebrate Thanksgiving without a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, and you certainly cant have a spectacular dinner without an ...amazing centerpiece... Add the perfect finishing touch to your holiday meal with this fabulous Autumn Centerpiece. Fall colors come together in this gorgeous table top stunner made with orange lilies, spray roses, and daisies. read more
Whitebodied china serves as the pristine backdrop for a flowing vine and floral motif on this Autumn Legacy Sauce Boat and Stand f...rom Lenox. The elegant motif both encircles the sauce boat and borders the boat stand. Crafted of fine bone china and accented with precious platinum and handapplied enamel jeweling.Crafted of Lenox fine bone china Accented with precious platinum and enamel jeweling Dishwasher safe Made in USACapacity: 16 oz Length: 8 Pattern: Autumn Legacy Shape: Round Style: Platinum Rim Type: Fine read more
Evoke the beauty of England's Evesham Township with this Royal Worcester Evesham Gold oval platter. Luscious vine-ripened fruits i...n rich autumn colors are accented by a delicate gold band for an elegant look you're sure to love. For any formal dining occasion, this Royal Worcester Evesham Gold platter is the perfect choice. 22k gold band adds an elegant touch. High-quality porcelain construction ensures lasting beauty. Details: 15-in. length Microwave safe Hand wash Model no. 1142444 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more
Evoke the beauty of England's Evesham Township with this Royal Worcester Evesham Gold creamer. Luscious vine-ripened fruits in ric...h autumn colors are accented by a delicate gold band for an elegant look you're sure to love. For any formal dining occasion, this Royal Worcester Evesham Gold creamer is the perfect choice. 22k gold band adds an elegant touch. High-quality porcelain construction ensures lasting beauty. Details: 11-oz. capacity 4-in. height Microwave safe Hand wash Model no. 1018145 Promotional offers available online at Kohls.com may vary from those offered in Kohl's stores. read more
Any Autumn table will come to life instantly with this stunning floral masterwork as its centerpiece. Roses, Asiatic lily, hyperic...um, carnations and mums conspire beautifully in a purple oval bowl container to convey all that is wonderful about the Fall season. Includes: Orange Roses Orange Asiatic Lilies Burgundy Carnations Hypericum Purple Oval Centerpiece Container read more
Thanksgiving is among the most beloved holidays of the year, and this innovative floral creation communicates everything that is s...pecial about the holiday. Roses and sunflowers are joined by a combination of lily, pom and solidago blooms in a bronze oval bowl container to form an extraordinary centerpiece. Includes: Red Roses Sunflowers Orange Lilies Green Poms Bronze Oval Centerpiece Container read more
Any Autumn table will come to life instantly with this stunning floral masterwork as its centerpiece. Roses, Asiatic lily, hyperic...um, carnations and mums conspire beautifully in a purple oval bowl container with a Happy Halloween message to convey all that is wonderful about the Fall season. Includes: Orange Roses Orange Lilies Purple Carnations Hypericum Happy Halloween Decoration read more
Gather round with family and friends, and enjoy the charm of this fantastic centerpiece. Roses, statice, Asiatic lilies, chrysanth...emum, hypericum and poms surround festive candles to create a look of exceptional beauty. Includes: Orange Roses Orange Asiatic Lilies Burgundy Chrysanthemums Decorative Autumn Leaves Two Tapered Orange Candles read more
Moments to cherish, a centerpiece to truly admire. A beautiful designer-inspired dish container complemented by orange taper candl...es is the stage for gorgeous orange roses, red lilies, yellow daisy poms, red hypericum and eucalyptus. Small measures 14H X 8L. Includes: Orange Roses Red Lilies Yellow Daisy Poms Red Hypericum Orange Tapered Candles read more