22 Stylish Essentials to Help You Set Your Best Thanksgiving Table Yet

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Courtesy of Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Serena & Lily

While the best part of a Thanksgiving meal may be the time you spend with your loved ones—and the food a close second—don't forget the importance of setting a beautiful table. A thoughtfully arranged table elevates your event and makes each moment even more memorable.

For a design that's sophisticated but unique, textural but elegant, and full of elements inspired by nature and the season, add these plates, serving pieces, and decor items to your Thanksgiving table.

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Williams-Sonoma Marble and Brass Monogram Board

<p>Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma</p>

Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Serve up bite-sized appetizers, an elaborate cheese display, or single-serving, sugar-dusted desserts on this elegant marble board. A crisp brass monogram in the upper left corner adds a personal touch.

The Company Store Solid Linen Tablecloth

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Courtesy of The Company Store

A solid-colored, machine-washable linen cloth is the type of versatile table covering that every host needs. Choose a rich blue, green, or red to pair with neutral tableware and napkins—or opt for a goes-with-everything gray, taupe, or white, and let your place settings steal the show.

Serena and Lily Round Rattan Placemat (Set of Four)

<p>Courtesy of Serena & Lily</p>

Courtesy of Serena & Lily

Woven rattan placemats add a natural element to a formal place setting, bringing in an organic touch that coordinates seamlessly with fresh floral centerpieces, mixed metals, and colorful dishware.

Heath Ceramics Bud Vases (Set of Three)

<p>Courtesy of Heath Ceramics</p>

Courtesy of Heath Ceramics

A seasonal collection of bud vases made from California clay in pale green, glossy olive, and unglazed tan add an earthy accent to a Thanksgiving table. Fill them with dried ferns, muted eucalyptus, or jewel-toned blooms to anchor your tablescape.

Crate and Barrel Milano Clear Glass Taper Candle Holder

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Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

Few design elements make a table feel more festive and holiday-ready than an array of dramatic taper candles. Set yours into curved glass holders in three different sizes that combine a traditional base with a subtle, modern shape.

MoMA Curtain Cake Stand and Serving Bowl

<p>Courtesy of the MoMA Design Store</p>

Courtesy of the MoMA Design Store

The delicate, pleated sides on this piece allow it to hold fruit, salads, or cookies when placed with the flat side down. But thanks to its smart design, you can display your latest work-of-art cake by flipping it over.

World Market Jute Fringe Napkin Rings (Set of Two)

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Courtesy of World Market

The simple jute fringe on these napkin rings is as appropriate for a boho-aesthetic Thanksgiving buffet as for a seated formal dinner. Use them as a natural accent with your fanciest china or as a neutral complement against patterned plates.

Mackenzie-Childs Courtly Check Enamel Pie Plate

<p>Courtesy of Bloomingdales</p>

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

While pie is an iconic dessert in any season, it really shines at Thanksgiving. Present a perfect pastry—whether that's classic pumpkin, your grandmother's sour cherry, or a luscious cobbler—in this steel and enamel pie dish in the brand's iconic check.

West Elm Glass Wine Decanter with Wood Stopper

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Courtesy of West Elm

Choosing the right wine pairings for Thanksgiving can turn your menu from good to great—assuming you properly decant your choices. The unique shape of this decanter makes it as pretty as it is functional, while the wooden stopper preserves taste and freshness.

Coral and Tusk Fall Foliage Table Runner

<p>Courtesy of Coral & Tusk</p>

Courtesy of Coral & Tusk

The festive woodland animal scene embroidered on this table runner makes it cute enough for the kid's table—or a whimsical addition to the grownups'. Coordinating napkins let you go all in on the design or layer the sweet scene with solids and prints.

Oneida Coronado Redwood Five-Piece Flatware Place Setting

<p>Courtesy of Oneida</p>

Courtesy of Oneida

The rich tones of the red birchwood handles on this flatware set complement the gleaming mirror-finish stainless steel heads. Pair them with a high contrast color palette: Think emerald and lemon, orange and gray, or teal and ruby.

CB2 20-Piece Haze Two-Tone Flatware Set

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Courtesy of CB2

Add an ombre shimmer to your table with this two-tone flatware set. Square ends contrast against circular spoons, while the color blends from a rustic silver to a chic matte gold.

Food52 Modern Farmhouse Hand Embroidered Napkins

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Courtesy of Food52

These linen napkins, hand-embroidered by artisans in India, offer a simple dot border and corner floral embellishment. The natural color and sapphire- or garnet-colored pattern add a textural element to your holiday place setting.

Caskata Quinn Glassware

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Courtesy of Caskata

This collection of lead-free, mouth-blown glassware is sourced from a Czech Republic glassworks that's more than 100 years old. Delicate vertical lines allow light to reflect off the vessels, while an array of color choices—including citrine, blue, and rose—allows you to mix (or match) with the rest of your tableware.

Williams-Sonoma Pillivuyt Porcelain Gravy Boat with Warming Base

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Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

Few serving mistakes can ruin a meal like cold, congealed gravy. This smart sauce server includes a stand that holds a tealight candle underneath the pourer, keeping its contents at the perfect temperature.

Collyer's Mansion Linen Napkin

<p>Courtesy of Collyer's Mansion</p>

Courtesy of Collyer's Mansion

Take your design cues from the season of tartans and flannels by adding neutral tan plaid napkins in machine-washable linen to your place settings. Mix and match with other patterns, including smaller checks and seasonal florals, or with rich solids in burgundy, green, or brown.

Williams-Sonoma x Morris & Co. Little Chintz Napkins

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Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

For a more colorful complement to solid dinnerware and tablecloths, choose a set of patterned napkins with an autumn garden print. Light green and pale blue-gray vines and leaves are unexpected color accents against abstract gold, navy, and orange pumpkins.

Terrain Preserved Eucalyptus + Flax Garland

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Courtesy of Terrain

Accent your table all winter long with a 48-inch-long garland of dried eucalyptus, silver dollar leaves, and flax. The lush, 6-inch-wide garland can be accented with candles, fabric, small vases, or decorative objects (it also works draped across a mantle or cabinet).

Crate and Barrel Marin Dinnerware 4-Piece Place Setting

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Courtesy of Crate & Barrel

All chefs know that a pretty presentation can make even the best meal taste that much better. The freeform, hand-glazed rims on this dinnerware mean no two pieces are exactly alike, while the variety of colors—including blue, black, white, and gray—guarantees you can find a set that matches your design scheme.

Pottery Barn Booker Taper Candleholders

<p>Courtesy of Pottery Barn</p>

Courtesy of Pottery Barn

In gleaming brass or rich bronze, these tall, slim candleholders blend antique materials with slightly unexpected forms. The holders come in four sizes—up to 13 inches high—to create a cozy glow for any space.

Le Creuset Pumpkin Cocotte

<p>Courtesy of Le Creuset</p>

Courtesy of Le Creuset

This gourd-shaped cast iron baking and serving dish lets you turn out everything from savory pumpkin soup to rustic sourdough bread. If the shape is a little too fall-themed for you, choose a matte green, pale blue, or rich purple finish to lower the visual impact.

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