Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week? We’re finalizing our recipe plan and turning our attention to the other important question for the day – the décor. After all, though the focus is on being thankful and bringing together loved ones, Thanksgiving should still reflect you and the way you want to entertain. And it tends be a bit more over-the-top than typical entertaining, so maybe you need extra glassware to have enough for the crowd or you know you lack enough serving pieces for the hors d’oeuvres you are planning. So take a look at what you already own and build your tablescape from there. Looking for inspiration? Here’s three ideas from Team Rue.
If you are all about the turkey and mashed potatoes using Grandma’s recipes, set a traditional table with just a few modern updates. Stick to a warm and cozy palette with plenty of texture, like an olivewood cheese board. Bring out the family heirlooms – but mix in a quirky walnut-inspired serving bowl too.
Hosting a group for Friendsgiving? Set up a buffet and have everyone bring a dish and a bottle of wine. You supply the main event and a punch bowl to get the party started. And if you are headed to someone’s else, all you need is the perfect carrying case to be sure you sweet potato casserole keeps the marshmallows on top.
See all our picks for dressing your Thanksgiving table in the slideshow!