After you’ve spent a lot of time planning and cooking a Thanksgiving feast, you want your meal to look as beautiful as it’s going to taste. I always have fun planning my table setting each year. I know some people who like to have it look the same year after year, and I think that’s great. It’s a tradition that people hold onto and honor throughout the years. My table changes each year, maybe because I have a short attention span! I just like variety, really – and it gives me an excuse to own more dishes, but don’t tell my husband that.

I know this year many people aren’t able to spend a bunch of money on new dishes and table linens, but that doesn’t mean your table can’t look beautiful. Sometimes our difficult circumstances can cause us be our most creative! If you look around your house, you might find some creative ways to dress up your table.  Last year, I printed out vintage Thanksgiving postcards onto 11 x17″ paper and then I laminated them. I used them as placemats, and everyone said how fun they were. Maybe that’s not exactly your style, but don’t be afraid to try something new!

I found lots of inspiring table settings on the web, I grouped these by color, but mix and match can look very lovely too!



  1. Sandra on November 16, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    So what are you going to do this year? I wish I were going to be there.

  2. B-Movie Star on November 17, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    I haven’t decided completely on my tablesetting yet! I really wish you guys were coming too! It would be so much more fun!