You don’t have to break the bank to create a beautiful Thanksgiving Table Setting! Check out my tips below!
I loooove dishes. With a passion. So much so that my husband can tell by the look on my face that I’ve bought a new set…I imagine this look is a cross between pure joy and guilt. Mostly joy, though…until I had to move once a year.
The kitchen was always the HARDEST part! I had to wrap them all up in bubble wrap and put them in a bunch of small boxes to keep them safe and then once we got to our new home, I would wash them all in the dishwasher before I unpacked. I decided to stop the madness after moving them and didn’t buy dishes for a while.
Once I moved into our home, I bought a couple of staple dish sets. Which leads me to my first tip:
Use Neutral Dishes
The great thing about these sets is that they’re neutral, so they’ll go with every dish and match every holiday. They’re also less expensive. I got these for my birthday (from my mom who also loves dishes…I think she has 15+ sets) from Crate & Barrel.
I want every single set from them, but I chose this one because I love that it’s neutral with a bit of light color. Make sure layer the salad plate on top of the dinner plate for the best effect!
Invest in some Cloth Napkins
When I say “invest,” I really mean search for a pretty set in the bargain bins. I got mine at World Market, which is my favorite place to get cloth napkins. I think they’re less expensive for the design quality than most places. I love the gold beading on the edge of these!
A little Embellishment Goes a Long Way
Those little embellishments on the napkins cost less than a dollar (together). I bought them at Hobby Lobby. When you go there, make sure they’re having a sale and use their 40% coupon on larger items! I can not for the life of me remember where I got the place mats…either World Market, Target or Hobby Lobby…those are my go to places!
Also, those cute little printables just MAKE this table setting! These are hand lettered and drawn by me. You can download the printable HERE.
Work with What You’ve Got
It’s definitely easier for me to come up with a table setting because this is what I do…I stage tables and recipes. However, I did that before I had my supply closet of table accessories. Check out my Thanksgiving Table Setting from 2014 and 2013. For each of these settings, I used what I had and bought the minimum amount of items (mostly napkins and chargers that were on sale).
My dishes don’t scream “Thanksgiving” by any means, but by adding my printables and feathers, you can tell it’s a Thanksgiving Table setting. Get creative without going over your holiday budget and HAVE FUN with it! If it’s not fun, it’s just not worth doing, in my opinion 😉
What are you doing to make this Thanksgiving special?