Entertain In Style This Thanksgiving

As seen on bondtwenty.com

It’s time to ditch the traditional tropes of Thanksgiving! This year it’s all about fresh greenery, natural fibres and neutral tones.

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Fresh Herb Pots

Create a laid-back, rustic theme with organic herb pots; they look and smell great, and will make a great addition to your meal. Plant in clay or terracotta pots for added charm. Opt for thyme, mint, sage, continental parsley and rosemary – whatever compliments your menu!

Greenery Garlands

Greenery garlands are a unique alternative to the traditional harvest centrepieces of berries and pumpkins. Create a simple yet sophisticated centrepiece with fresh, glossy magnolia, aromatic eucalyptus or soft fir (whatever is available to you.) Various varieties of greenery are available from your local florist (and your backyard!) Position amongst the branches tall, pillar candles and traditional Thanksgiving motifs – crab apples, pinecones, green pumpkins, acorns, etc.

Tip: If you lack artistic prowess, create the illusion of a florist made garland by positioning branches in a garland-like form across the table.

Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath. West Elm $59.00
Mixed Eucalyptus Wreath. West Elm $59.00
Rustic Greenery Garland. weddingomania.com
Rustic Greenery Garland. weddingomania.com


Furs

Counterbalance the coolness of the greenery by draping a fur or fluffy throw over the chairs at your dining table. Your guests will love the coziness they provide, and they will add a unique sophistication to your tablescape.

Furs. curbly.com
Furs. curbly.com
Furs. ruffledblog.com
Furs. ruffledblog.com

Tablecloths and Runners

Substitute the traditional red/orange/burgundy tablecloth for crisp white linen or ticking. Runners made of natural fibres such as jute, burlap and hemp will add a raw, organic sophistication to your tablescape, and they pair beautifully with greenery.

Kenaf Table Runner. Pottery Barn $49.00
Kenaf Table Runner. Pottery Barn $49.00
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Open Weave Hemp Fibre Table Runner. Pottery Barn $49.50

Serveware And Dinnerware

Incorporate a splash of quintessential Fall colours into your tablescape with decorative dinnerware. Alternatively, opt for classic white or neutral tones for a more traditional look.

Gravy Boat With Warming Base $79.95 Williams-Sonoma
Gravy Boat With Warming Base. Williams-Sonoma $79.95

 

Marie Daage Panache Dinner Plate. Barneys New York $135.00
Marie Daage Panache Dinner Plate. Barneys New York $135.00
Marc Blackwell Stemless & White Wine Glass. Barney's New York $75.00
Marc Blackwell Stemless & White Wine Glass. Barney’s New York $75.00
Emma Dinnerware - White. Pottery Barn $31.00-$126.00
Emma Dinnerware – White. Pottery Barn $31.00-$126.00
Mixed Cut Wine Glasses, Set Of 4. West Elm $79.95
Mixed Cut Wine Glasses, Set Of 4. West Elm $79.95

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