Fall brings a myriad of opportunities for hosting and entertaining – two of Southerners’ favorite pastimes. From cozy dinner parties to holiday celebrations, there’s no shortage of chances to deck the halls.
Of course, one of the best parts of entertaining is designing your tablescape. From creating a swoon-worthy aesthetic to envisioning all of the memories that will be made around the table, a well-designed table is a “must.” Here’s everything you need for the ultimate fall and Thanksgiving tablescape.
Serve up both turkey and memories with the Spode Woodlands Collection. These pieces bring the beauty of American and English fauna to fine porcelain dinnerware. The beautiful intertwining border of flowers and scrolls known as British Flowers dates back to 1831 and this historic motif is presented in rich brown for an elegant setting. And, you’ll be happy to know that the fine porcelain is dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. Because who wants to hand-wash dishes after a long night of hosting?
For those looking for a place-setting with abundant color, look no further than the Mottahedeh Duke of Gloucester 5 Piece Place Setting. This special order item features twenty colors and 22 carat gold. The design incorporates colorful fruit and imaginary insects within a rim of green enamel and gold flecking. The dinner service was originally made for William Henry, Duke of Gloucester, circa 1770, so you can be confident your guests are dining like royalty.
We also love the Forest Walk Collection by Juliska to embrace the beauty of fall with a nod to the historical classics. You can never have enough serving pieces, especially at Thanksgiving, and this Forest Walk Collection platter is an ode to the earth’s natural beauty featuring Mother Nature’s abundant gifts illustrated in vibrant colors. The platter, rimmed with sculptural sticks and windswept feathers, would look lovely on a harvest kitchen buffet or filled with your favorite holiday side dish.
Speaking of side dishes, when it comes to stuffing, you can’t miss the opportunity to serve it in this Juliska Forest Walk Tureen. Abundantly scaled to serve a crowd, this bountifully sized, lidded tureen is a stunning showstopper to grace any table. With faux-wooden handles and painterly forest floor motif, “oohs” and “aahs” of admiration are sure to accompany your best game day stew or Thanksgiving stuffing.
Herend is a southern staple found on every tablescape, regardless of holiday. Their collections in rust make for a gorgeous table setting during the fall season. Top each guest’s place-setting with one of Herend’s Maple Leafs, hand-painted by talented artisans at the Herend factory in Hungary with each detailed piece trimmed in 24 carat gold. Finish the ensemble by sprinkling these Herend Rose on Leaf figurines made from superior quality white porcelain throughout the tablescape.
Similarly to Herend, Simon Pierce is timeless, classic, and completes any tablescape. These Simon Pierce Pumpkins with a Twist would make an elegant, yet whimsical, addition to not only a Thanksgiving tablescape, but for other fall soirees as well as emblems of the New England fall. The collection is available in a variety of sizes, so mix and match to your heart’s desire.
Tie together your place-settings with seasonal napkin rings. These Southern Tribute Pumpkin Napkin Rings have pumpkins mounted on acrylic with hand-painted gold leaf. Or, opt for a more fowl route and complete the setting with these fun Pheasant Napkin Rings. The hand-sculpted rings add a touch of luxury to every table.
Bon Appetit to fall.