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From family recipes to handmade decorations, many of us have cherished Thanksgiving traditions — but we also love to change things up with surprising elements that help personalize the holiday.

As you open your home to be thankfull with friends and family, here are a few ideas to serve up some creativity and charm on the table.

Mix-and-Match

The one thing we love about dinnerware is its versatility. It’s easy to mix nostalgic family pieces, like china or cutlery, with newer ones when you have a common color palette. White details are clean and classic, while black adds an element of drama. Combined, you can coordinate different place settings so each guest can have their own, stylish seat at your table.

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Metallics

Bronze, copper and gold accents are one trend that can add flair to your Thanksgiving table. Flatware can be used as a metal accent, and fashion statement, at each place setting.

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Muted pieces, like bronze candlesticks or vessels lined in gold, create subtle elegance.

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Unexpected Elements

While the richness of an autumnal color palette is always a classic, consider introducing something surprising like purple. Color adds a layer of depth to the table and allows the beauty of your dinnerware to shine.

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How lovely is the juxtaposition of formal place settings with more casual glasses?

Personal Place Settings

As you gather around your table, nothing creates a more welcoming atmosphere than a personalized place for everyone. We adore the simplicity (and originality!) of custom place cards.

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Our favorite part? They’re an unexpected gift that guests can take home at the end of the evening.

Download a printable to create your own custom place cards (and don’t forget have guests write in what they’re thankful for), here.

As you set your table for a memorable Thanksgiving, remember: Make it fun. Make it inspired. Make it yours.


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