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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

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.

Centerpieces

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.

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US Toy
$8.98

These stunning red and green Christmas centerpieces make a great focal point for any setting, or hang from ceilings to compliment ...any festive decor. Approx 14.5" tall and made of Mylar, you will use them for years to come. Great on their own and even better with the other festive decor in our store! read more

Miles Kimball
$34.99

Inspiring memories of Christmas past, this nostalgic bubble light centerpiece glows with nine bubble light candlesjust as magical ...as you recall Filled with glittery clear liquid for spectacular sparkle, the screwin red and green vintage bubble lights stand upright on a charming golden base, adorned with festive greenery and berries. Set it up in a window, on the mantle or center stage on your holiday table ... plug this holiday decoration in, watch the bubbling light show, and su read more

Amscan
$4.79

Christmas is right around the corner, so check out the Silver Foil Mini Cascade Centerpiece. Silver is a popular color on Christma...s, making this piece perfect for your family gathering. read more

Beistle
$6.69

Beistle 20804 Merry Christmas Centerpiece. This eleven inch merry Christmas centerpiece is great for making a room or table look a...mazing for the holiday season. This is a must need item to put the holiday cheer in the hearts of your family and friends. read more

Serveware

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.

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Paula Deen
$40.49

The Paula Deen Signature Dinnerware Spiceberry 14-Inch Round Platter is the perfect addition to any holiday table setting and is s...ure to show off home-cooked roasts and more in style. Made of durable stoneware, the platter features the Spiceberry design with elegant scalloped edges and a unique, raised pattern that will fit in at any meal, even casual meals all year long. This vibrant red platter is the ideal backdrop for every special meal or family get-together, from showcasing lamb chops with mint sauce at Christmas to chicken fried steak with milk gravy for a casual supper. Use this charming dinnerware to serve more than main dishes; from bite-sized appetizers to desserts, it will fit the bill. Even better, this platter and many other pieces from this Paula Deen Dinnerware collection are oven safe to 250F, microwave and dishwasher safe, for convenience everyone will love. read more

Lenox
$209.95

In an updated version of the Autumn pattern first introduced in 1918, this Autumn Legacy piece is every bit as classic. Flowers an...d flourishes distinguish the footed mug. Crafted of Lenox bone china accented with precious platinum and hand-applied enamel jeweling.Since 1889 the vision of Walter Scott Lenox has guided Lenox to set the highest standards for quality, artistry, and beauty. Today Lenox is among the world's oldest and most respected names in fine tableware and giftware - favored by presidents, displayed in museums, honored with awards, and enjoyed in homes across America. read more

Lenox Corporation
$209.95

Impress your dinner guests with this substantial platter. Whether you're serving a ham or turkey... whether it's Thanksgiving, Kwa...nzaa or Easter... you're certain to impress your guests with this generous platter of Lenox fine china. In ivory and gold, the platter coordinates with Eternal dinnerware or any gold-rimmed, ivory-bodied pattern. read more

Tableware

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.

Flowers

Whether faux or real, flowers are a wonderful complement to Thanksgiving table decorations and dining. Use them to accent colors and styles.

Linens

From napkins to place mats, table runners, and tablecloths, Thanksgiving linens supply versatile elements to table decorations and dining.

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Bumblebee Linens
$35.99

Both mommy and her mini-me will love this matching apron set. This spring inspired apron set is made with light blue floral fabric... and lime green accents. Super cute and will look lovely on both ladies. Both aprons are made from 100% cotton Mother Size: The apron is made of 100% cotton and measures 10" from neck to waist 20" from front waist to bottom 22" across the waistband + 2 ties on both sides. Kid Size: Fits 3-6 year-olds Perfect gift for Mother's Day! ***Personalizing Your Apron *** In the box below you may personalize your apron with either a name OR a 3 letter monogram. To embroider a name simply enter a name in the box below. You are allowed up to 8 characters. To embroider a monogram please enter 3 initials in the following order: First Name Initial Last Name Initial (Surname) Middle Name Initial. (ex For the name "Rachel Bethany Wilson" you would enter in the initials "rWb") Please note that the center letter is slightly larger and represents the last name. read more

$29.95

It's the little things that keep romance going strong - like never forgetting to kiss each other goodnight!This elegant pillow cre...atively displays your first names in an elegant classic font, while Always Kiss Me Goodnight, or any message you choose is gracefully scripted across the center.Makes a charming Sweetest Day, Valentine's Day, wedding or anniversary gift! read more

Design Imports
$44.99 $34.99

Design Imports BBQ Jacquard Kitchen Towel Set is the perfect to use when you grill. Neutral enough to display all summer long, it ...is a great Father's Day gift! 100% Cotton. Machine wash. Tumble dry. Size: 18 x 28. read more

Bumblebee Linens
$28.99

Add a touch of elegance to your holiday decor by dressing your Christmas tree with an elegant battenburg tree skirt. Each skirt is... approximately 48" diameter and is made of 100% cotton. read more

Accents

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.

Product Features

Product Features

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.

Colors and Patterns

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.

Materials

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.

Flexibility

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.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

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

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.

Storage

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.

Care

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.

Replacement

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.

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THIRSTYSTONE COLLECTION
$50.00 $29.99

Bring fall inside with these rich-hued leaf coasters. Ideal for a wedding or housewarming gift. naturally absorbent sandstone cork... backing for an additional layer of protection to your furniture long-lasting image set of 4 Sandstone with cork backing.... read more

Rachael Ray
$140.00 $83.99

The 16-piece Little Hoot dinnerware set features two complementary fun, contemporary patterns in rich fall colors. durable white p...orcelain autumn-colored leaves and rings decorate the dinner plates and bowls whimsical owl peeks out from among the... read more

Rachael Ray
$50.00 $29.99

The Little Hoot 4-piece place setting features two complementary fun, contemporary patterns in rich fall colors. durable white por...celain autumn-colored leaves and rings decorate the dinner plates and bowls whimsical owl peeks out from among the... read more

Wusthof
$150.00 $119.95

Forged from 1 piece of steel for maximum strengthStainless steel, razor-sharp edge is easy to maintainMatte black, synthetic knife... handle provides safe gripPrecision hollow edge cuts extra-thin slices easilyDishwasher-safeCarving knife blade measures 8 inches in length. When you're staring down a 20-pound turkey on Thanksgiving Day the Wusthof Classic 8 in. Hollow Edge Carving Knife will give you courage and confidence that you will do your mama proud with your carving skills. A good knife is half the battle and this knife is just perfect for larger cuts of meat such as that intimidating turkey. The hollow blade creates small pockets of air that releases food easily even after thin slicing. You can count on Wusthof knives for ultra-sharp easy-to-care-for blades and sturdy construction. The knife is made from one piece of steel so you can use it as often as you like and you won't end up with a wobbly handle. The long-lasting manmade knife grip is matte black to camouflage scratches and subtly shaped to fit your hand comfortably as you work. This knife is dishwasher-safe. Take a deep breath and puff out your chest a bit as you approach the big bird. You'll do just fine with your Wusthof knife. read more

Spode
$37.50 $30.00

Set includes spoon and dish. Microwave and dishwasher safe. Made from premium earthenware and stainless steel. Full-color images r...endered in a traditional style. Part of the Woodland Turkey Collection. Your cranberries will get a first-rate presentation when you serve them in the Spode Woodland Turkey Cranberry Dish with Slotted Spoon. Crafted with tradition in mind, both the dish and spoon feature a classic rendition of a turkey on the earthenware body. The stainless steel of the spoon resists corrosion and the earthenware of the spoon handle and bowl are tough enough for safe use in the dishwasher. The bowl is microwave-safe, but because of the stainless steel in the handle, we recommend not using the spoon in the microwave.Dimensions:Dish: 8L x 4.25W in. Spoon: 4.25H in.About PortmeirionStrikingly beautiful, eminently practical, refreshingly affordable. These are the enduring values bequeathed to Portmeirion by its legendary co-founder and designer, Susan Williams-Ellis. Her father, architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, was the designer of Portmeirion, the North Wales village whose fanciful architecture has drawn tourists and artists from around the world (including the creators of the classic 1960s TV show The Prisoner). Inspired by her fine arts training and creation of ceramic gifts for the village's gift shop, Susan Williams-Ellis (along with her husband Euan Cooper-Willis) founded Portmeirion Pottery in 1960. After 50+ years of innovation, the Portmeirion Group is not only an icon of British design, but also a testament to the extraordinarily creative life of Susan Williams-Ellis.The style of Portmeirion dinnerware and serveware is marked by a passion for both pottery manufacturing and trend-setting design. Beautiful, tactile, nature-inspired patterns are a defining quality of Portmeirion housewares, from its world-renowned botanical designs modeled on antiquarian books to the breezy, natural colors of its porcelain and earthenware. Today, the Portmeirion Group's design legacy continues to evolve, through iconic brands such as Spode, the Pomona Classics collection, and the award-winning collaboration of Sophie Conran for Portmeirion. read more

Jane Seymour Botanicals
$450.00 $419.99

Jane Seymour Botanicals FDP013-AX The autumn season is very much the main theme of this elegant large center piece. Mounted in a d...istinctive square metal container, the design includes magnolia foliage, hydrangea blossoms, and harvest foliage elements. Faux floral design, of course, so no water ever needed! Features: -Autumn collection.-Centerpiece design format- looks great when viewed from any angle.-Luxurious and full- large over-size centerpiece design.-Realistic- faux florals but they look so real, you'll swear they're fresh!.-Size: Large.-Made in the USA.-Product Type: Centerpieces.-Color: Orange; Green.-Holiday Theme: No -Holiday: ..-Seasonal Theme: Yes -Season: Fall..-Size: Large.-Flower: Hydrangeas.-Container Finish: Painted metal.-Primary Material: Polyester -Primary Material Details: Various types of polyester used..-Additional Materials: Plastic, metal, floral foam.-Hardware Material: .-Hardware Finish: .-Number of Items Included: 1.-Pieces Included: 1.-Swatch Available: No.-Outdoor Use: No.-Commercial Use: Yes.-Recycled Content: No -Total Recycled Content (Percentage): .-Post-Consumer Content (Percentage): .-Remanufactured/Refurbished: ..-Eco-Friendly: No.-Product Care: .-Country of Manufacture: United States.-Plug-In: No -Plug Type: ..Specifications: -California Proposition 65 Warning Required: No.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 20.-Overall Width - Side to Side: 25.-Overall Depth - Front to Back: 20.-Wreath Diameter: .-Vase Depth - Front to Back: 7.-Vase Width - Side to Side: 16.-Garland Diameter: .-Overall Product Weight: 12.Assembly: -Assembly Required: No -Tools Needed for Assembly: ..-Installation Required: No -Tools Needed for Installation: ..Warranty: -Product Warranty: . read more

Lenox
$358.00 $249.95

Made of high-quality ivory bone china. Accented with 24 karat gold and enamel jeweling. Dishwasher-safe. Made in the USA. Measures... 9 diam. in.. The stark white exterior of the Lenox Autumn Serving Bowl just serves to draw your eye in, and that's something for which you'll be glad. Inside this spacious bowl of fine ivory bone china is an elegant floral band that features hand-painted enamel accents and 24-karat gold highlights. When the holiday meal winds down, you'll find one more thing to love when you can easily clean this dishwasher-safe serving bowl.About Lenox CorporationLenox Corporation is an industry leader in premium tabletops, giftware, and collectibles. The company markets its products under the Lenox, Dansk, and Gorham brands, propelled by a shared commitment to quality and design that makes the brands among the best known and respected in the industry. Collectively, the three brands share 340 years of tabletop and giftware expertise. read more

Lenox
$76.00 $53.20

Made of high-quality ivory bone china. Accented with 24 karat gold and enamel jeweling. Dishwasher-safe. 16-oz. capacity. Measures... 6 diam. in.. A versatile choice for any well-set table, the Lenox Autumn All Purpose Bowl brings a dash of elegance to your dinner parties or everyday meals. The beautiful floral motif and the hand-enameled fruit basket design will add the mellow beauty of autumn to any setting. Crafted of fine ivory bone china and rimmed with lustrous 24-karat gold, this 6-inch all purpose bowl has a capacity of 16 ounces. Dishwasher-safe.About Lenox CorporationLenox Corporation is an industry leader in premium tabletops, giftware, and collectibles. The company markets its products under the Lenox, Dansk, and Gorham brands, propelled by a shared commitment to quality and design that makes the brands among the best known and respected in the industry. Collectively, the three brands share 340 years of tabletop and giftware expertise. read more

Lenox
$86.00 $60.20

Made of fine china in ivory. Accented with 24 karat gold and enamel jeweling. Dishwasher-safe. 12-oz.capacity. Measures 5.5 diam. ...in.. Filled with fruit or simply set on a table or sideboard, the Lenox Autumn Fruit Bowl brings the mellow beauty of fall to your home. The intricate, graceful, and colorful autumn artwork encircles the bowl, just inside the rim, while a band of 24-karat gold and enamel jeweling add a dash of elegance to any setting. Perfect for everyday use or special occasions, this 5.5-inch fruit bowl is crafted of fine ivory bone china. Dishwasher-safe.About Lenox CorporationLenox Corporation is an industry leader in premium tabletops, giftware, and collectibles. The company markets its products under the Lenox, Dansk, and Gorham brands, propelled by a shared commitment to quality and design that makes the brands among the best known and respected in the industry. Collectively, the three brands share 340 years of tabletop and giftware expertise. read more

Spode
$182.00 $145.60

Dimensions: 8 diam. x 1.8H in.. Safe for the dishwasher or microwave. Made from premium earthenware. Full-color image with an orna...te, monochrome trim. Part of the Woodland Turkey Collection. Don't let the name fool you, because the Spode Woodland Turkey Ascot Cereal Bowls - Set of 4 is going to be so much more than just a place to pour your favorite breakfast cereal. This versatile bowl is an essential for any properly appointed table with a deep body and wide rim that shows off a tightly drawn pattern of leaves around a full-color rendition of a turkey in a traditional style. Each bowl is made from high-quality earthenware that's safe for use in the dishwasher and microwave.About PortmeirionStrikingly beautiful, eminently practical, refreshingly affordable. These are the enduring values bequeathed to Portmeirion by its legendary co-founder and designer, Susan Williams-Ellis. Her father, architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, was the designer of Portmeirion, the North Wales village whose fanciful architecture has drawn tourists and artists from around the world (including the creators of the classic 1960s TV show The Prisoner). Inspired by her fine arts training and creation of ceramic gifts for the village's gift shop, Susan Williams-Ellis (along with her husband Euan Cooper-Willis) founded Portmeirion Pottery in 1960. After 50+ years of innovation, the Portmeirion Group is not only an icon of British design, but also a testament to the extraordinarily creative life of Susan Williams-Ellis.The style of Portmeirion dinnerware and serveware is marked by a passion for both pottery manufacturing and trend-setting design. Beautiful, tactile, nature-inspired patterns are a defining quality of Portmeirion housewares, from its world-renowned botanical designs modeled on antiquarian books to the breezy, natural colors of its porcelain and earthenware. Today, the Portmeirion Group's design legacy continues to evolve, through iconic brands such as Spode, the Pomona Classics collection, and the award-winning collaboration of Sophie Conran for Portmeirion. read more

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