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
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.”
Or go the cabin–in–New England route with these incense sticks made by an 85-year-old company from Maine.
For Setting the Table
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.)
A pack of ten gingham cotton napkins will gussy up the table. (For cocktail hour, might we suggest Tonne Goodman’s favorite cocktail napkins.)
And pop them in a napkin holder.
Don’t worry about getting gravy on this elegant marbled paper table runner.
Polished gold flatware: always a nice touch.
These salad plates are a little mumsy — but in the best way.
Go the slightly more 1970s-revival route for dinner plates.
Can’t go wrong with some stemless Riedels.
For Serving the Grub
The turkey will look great on this minimalist black-rimmed oval serving platter.
A ginkgo-leaf-adorned tea towel for (chicly) making sure you don’t burn your hands when bringing out the mashed potatoes.
A gravy boat makes a good “starter Le Creuset” piece; this one comes in the most pleasing shade of palm.
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.
Some very handsome serving tongs indeed.
The apple pie will look like a million bucks on this milk-glass pie stand.
Ice cream tastes better in old-timey sundae cups.
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