When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of tradition, family, warmth, togetherness, memories, and, okay...maybe some food. One of my favorite parts of the holiday is celebrating the past, present, and future with my loved ones and a sense of gratitude. This year, I'm excited to set a table that matches that sentiment, incorporating a few chic vintage pieces that have a soulful spirit and remind me of the beauty of our family history.
The anchor on my table this year is my grandmother's china. The handpainted Walter Hatches dishware was handcrafted in Italy and a favorite of my grandfather's. They were a staple on my grandmother's holiday table and she gave them to me several years ago. Seeing them set for Thanksgiving brings back so many incredible memories!
The best part about incorporating vintage pieces into your tablescape is that you can often find them for incredible prices. My fave place to shop for vintage decor is Everything But The House, the online estate sale mecca where you can score luxe china sets, sterling silver, gorgeous serving pieces, and so much more. It's a "must-shop" for any lover of vintage and tabletop decor.
I paired sterling silver candelabras with fresh greenery and a collection of ombre pumpkins for a fresh mix of old and new, giving the table an updated statement centerpiece. I love the mix of greens with more traditional harvest colors like soft oranges and chestnut.
I also picked up some ah-mazing mid-century teak and brass cutlery from Everything But The House that pairs perfectly with my grandmother's china. Brass is everywhere these days, and this cutlery feels suprisingly modern mixed in with the rest of the tablescape (everything old is new again!) Plus, a gorgeous early 1900s crystal wine decanter that is a luxe table accessory and creates a perfect pour.
Lastly, even though we love a cheese plate, I'm bringing back the relish tray to our table this year. Pickles are back (even though, we don't think they ever left?) and adding a relish tray to your tablescape gives your guests a fresh, vinegary bite in an otherwise heavy meal. Plus, the presentation is pretty and classic on an antique silver platter surrounded by other mixed metal service trays.
What are y'all looking forward to with Thanksgiving this year? What traditions do you share with your family? Tell us what you love by commenting here, tweeting us at @Womanista or visiting our Instagram page! We also have tons of gorge inspiration over on our Pinterest!