If you’re the one doing the holiday hosting this year, then you probably have a long list of things to do. Buy the wine, figure out the timing of the turkey, and make both sweet potato and pumpkin pie fans happy during dessert.
So we’re here to make your life a little bit easier. Setting the table ahead of time is one of the simplest things you can do to make your Thanksgiving a little less stressful. In fact, have one of the relatives staying in your house do it for you so you can go back to the mashed potatoes and green beans. Here’s your formula for a table that’s as beautiful as the people sitting around it.
You’re going to need a runner. We love this one from Williams-Sonoma because the orange-y color palette screams fall without being a little too on the nose. But if you’re looking for something a little more subtle, this gray and cream runner will work year-round.
You need plates! And flatware! Crate and Barrel’s Marin dinner set is affordable and chic, and right on-trend with the ceramic craze going around the homewares industry right now. This Canvas flatware set is great. Wine glasses should be sturdy and come in a big set, so you don’t have to worry about them breaking. We like this set of eight from Crate and Barrel.
Mix and match to your heart’s delight, and then you can go back to basting the turkey.
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