It’s time to think about your Thanksgiving tabletop. If you love and collect china like I do, the options are endless for creating a gorgeous and unique look for holidays, special occasions, and every day!
A few months back I did a segment for my friend P. Allen Smith on his show The Garden Home. It was all about mixing my vintage china with new pieces for a fresh look.
Take a peek at the video and then let’s recap my tips for becoming the perfect mix-master for your tablescape:
So when prepping for your Thanksgiving or holiday tables, remember these tips:
1. Antique and vintage pieces mix beautifully with brand new china and glassware. Don’t feel like you have to stick to a particular age or style. I use new with old, and expensive with affordable, traditional with sleek.
2. Meaningful pieces from your heritage can add a bit of nostalgia to your table. Pull out grandmother’s pieces or your mom’s wedding china and enjoy the memories they bring to your event or dinner.
3. Mixing pattern and color is acceptable on the table, just like in an interior. The most interesting mix is achieved with a variety of scale, pattern, and color.
4. Tie it all together with a unifying piece. In my video, it’s the floral cup and saucer that makes all the shades of pink and green in the antique, vintage, and new tabletop decor all work seamlessly together. So look for that unifying piece for your table. And don’t overthink it. The unifying piece could even be the linens!
Now tell me, how do you plan to entertaining for the upcoming holiday season? And will you incorporate any vintage pieces and collectibles? I’d love to hear your entertaining ideas and recipes too. And be sure to share this video with those entertainers in your life. It just might inspire them to drag out their collections for a unique tabletop of their own.
Wishing you luck and creativity as you plan your gorgeous Thanksgiving table!