Thanksgiving, a time to eat our feelings and fight with cousins from Wisconsin, is upon us. And if you’re hosting people, you’re going to need some things. And maybe some things that aren’t from Party City. Here, the napkins, salad plates, and marbled table runners that will make your Citarella-bought stuffing a little more presentable. (And for some more ideas for tackling Thanksgiving prep, click here.)
For Setting the Mood
Nest Fragrances Hearth Scented Candle
This Nest Hearth candle will instantly cozy up the place. The Cut’s Ashley Weatherford described it as smelling “like there’s a fire quietly burning in the fireplace across the room.”
Menu Candle Holder
Unfortunately this is sold out, but here is another candleholder from Menu with a copper accent and here is a similarly designed wall tealight holder.
Paine’s Fir Balsam Incense
For Setting the Table
Preserved 2-Tone Red Protea Flowers
These dried Protea flowers are a more interesting (and prettier) alternative to your standard berry branch. (Here’s a nice vase to put them in.)
LA Linen Checkered Gingham Napkins
From $30 for a set of ten
A pack of ten gingham cotton napkins will gussy up the table. (For cocktail hour, might we suggest Tonne Goodman’s favorite cocktail napkins.)
Umbra Pulse Napkin Holder
And pop them in a napkin holder.
Gold Marbled Table Runner Paper
Don’t worry about getting gravy on this elegant marbled paper table runner.
Wedgwood 5 Piece Polished Place Setting
Polished gold flatware: always a nice touch.
Spode Blue Room Georgian Plates, Set of 6
These salad plates are a little mumsy — but in the best way.
Crow Canyon Home Enamelware Dinner Plate
Go the slightly more 1970s-revival route for dinner plates.
Riedel O Wine Tumbler, Set of 4
Can’t go wrong with some stemless Riedels.
For Serving the Grub
Laredo Import Serving Platter
The turkey will look great on this minimalist black-rimmed oval serving platter.
Ginko Leaf Flour Sack Tea Towel
A ginkgo-leaf-adorned tea towel for (chicly) making sure you don’t burn your hands when bringing out the mashed potatoes.
Le Creuset Stoneware 12-Ounce Gravy Boat
A gravy boat makes a good “starter Le Creuset” piece; this one comes in the most pleasing shade of palm.
S/N Brass Trivet
Up your trivet game. (A fancy trivet also makes a nice hostess gift.)
Unfortunately this is sold out, but here is another nice modern trivet.
Dansk Server Set
Some very handsome serving tongs indeed.
Mosser Glass Cake Stand
The apple pie will look like a million bucks on this milk-glass pie stand.
The Pioneer Woman Glass Sundae Cups, Set of 4
Ice cream tastes better in old-timey sundae cups.
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