holiday table settings!

image via Mark D. Sikes for House Beautiful

I truly cant believe that Thanksgiving is next week. Where has the time gone?! In preparation for the season ahead filled with entertaining, we thought we’d share a few of our full proof formulas for creating a timeless and festive table. Secret number one, you really don’t need to go buy holiday themed dishes- in fact we much prefer the classics. You just can’t go wrong with a beautiful blue and white color palette for your base (and you’ll get use out of these far beyond the holidays), even better when paired with a natural charger or bamboo place setting to add warmth and texture to the mix .

The addition of a beautiful table cloth and linen napkins is what transforms your everyday dishes for a special occasions- and of course we prefer the surprise of a a bit of pattern mixing (were dreaming of this tablecloth, china, and napkin pairing)! Then gather a cluster of different sized topiaries or use fresh christmas tree trimmings for a touch of green. We also love fresh oranges with the leaves still on (that you can pick up from your local Whole Foods) and then and a scattering of small votives (always magical to eat by candlelight). And don’t fear there’s still time to order up anything you might be missing for the big day, and it might even be on sale! Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!