Most of the time when I entertain for the family, we try to simplify things. Paper plates, plastic cups, disposable silverware – but this Thanksgiving, we are hosting both sides of the family in our home for the first time and I’m pulling out all the stops – earthenware china, cotton napkins, crystal goblets and polished silver serving pieces!
Three generations are represented here in this place setting. My stoneware china – a wedding present, styled in classic cream that can be used everyday or dressed up for special occasions. I love how versatile it is!
My mother’s tea cups, for a little after dinner coffee, and her bread plates which create the perfect place for a delicious buttery roll – can’t go without one of those on Thanksgiving! And last but not least – my grandmother’s vintage crystal goblets and wine glasses and Gorham silver that she purchased for me when I was born. It’s my first time using these special passed down pieces and I will cherish starting new family traditions while relishing past memories.
If you’re ever curious as to how a proper table should be set – follow this easy guide! You can always adjust it depending on how many courses you are serving and what pieces you own.
Have a fabulous holiday and cherish the time with family and friends!
P.S. If you want to know how I created my table’s centerpiece – check out a simple DIY you can easily make for your Thanksgiving table!