SETTING THE TABLE

Fall Entertaining | The Pursuit of Style

When my sister and I were growing up, two of our chores were to set and clear the table. Unsurprisingly, setting the table was always my preferred task (and I still hate loading the dish washer). Well, it’s November, so that means it’s almost time for the ultimate day of table setting: Thanksgiving.

This year I’m all about warm, woodsy accents glammed up with gold flatware and a healthy dose of blue and white for tradition’s sake. I got so¬†excited when I recently unearthed these feather napkins I bought last year (last seen here). The pattern is just too good. I think they’d be especially great with these faux bois plates.

I’ll let you in on another secret as you’re getting prepped for the feast: World Market. I had never been to one prior to moving to DC, but they are fantastic for stocking up on entertaining basics like these hemstitch linens, or these extra large serving platters (I served our turkey on this exact one a few years ago).

I’m headed home to the Cape for the holiday so I won’t be in charge this year, but I’d love to know what your planning for your table if you’re hosting!

5 thoughts on “SETTING THE TABLE

  1. I’m so excited because we’re hosting our first (and probably only) thanksgiving this year. I’m planning to make a turkey and a prime rib and serve them on a sideboard. We have a long dark wood table and I thought about going really formal but decided in the end to go sort of casual rustic. I saw a really cute chalkboard paper runner at Salt and Sundry and some printed brown paper place mats. I’m planning to put all the sides on the runner and then chalk mark what they are. For decorations I just plan to scatter little pumpkins and gourdes and bud vases through out. Now if the menu was that well planned …

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