5 Thanksgiving Table Tips from Entertaining Expert Isabelle von Boch

Isabelle von Boch
Isabelle von Boch

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If you’re planning to throw a haute Thanksgiving feast, you’ll first want to read these five Thanksgiving table tips from Villeroy & Boch’s entertaining expert Isabelle von Boch. She offers fabulous decorating suggestions on everything from the size of your candleholders to where you place the desserts to which goblets to use—special touches that will make your Thanksgiving spread truly memorable. Here’s how you can give thanks in style:

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Dress for the Occasion
Dressing your table is just as important as your turkey. We eat with our eyes so creating an inviting tablescape elevates the celebration. Create a holiday ambience with calming candlelight, complementing linens and a holiday centerpiece. A festive tablescape is sure to make a relaxing and engaging experience for your guests.


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Keep it natural
Natural elements are an easy way to elevate and enhance your Thanksgiving table. Add bright and beautiful colors to your table by incorporating autumn elements like leaves, pumpkins, wooden accessories to your décor for a rustic yet elegant feel.

Mix It Up
Let your color palette guide you to creating a festive and exciting tablescape. Use seasonal or complementary hues to pull everything together. Table linens, chargers and flowers are a great way to highlight your color theme and help to create a harmonious and dynamic display.


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Premium bone porcelain is perfect for everyday and formal occasions. Try using a bold dinnerware pattern like the Anmut My Color collection. This colorful bone china collection is available in seven banded hues and two floral designs. This bright and happy style puts a skip in your step for everyday living and adds a playful and chic style to formal entertaining. Layer with colored glass, metal accents and crystal candlelight for a fashionably formal tablescape.


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Choose wine goblets that complement your dinnerware and add a pop of color with your water glasses. Use a radiant crystal stem like Villeroy & Boch Boston collection, decorated with traditional diamond-shaped decor, to create drama and give your table a touch of elegance.


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The Center of Attention
When designing your centerpiece remember that good conversation is part of the dinner experience, so keep decorations at a level where you can still see the person across from you. Try using an autumn arrangement in a shallow bowl as a centerpiece or floating tea lights in a bowl. Create a more festive atmosphere by accenting centerpiece with crystal candlesticks. Use smaller votives like the Little Lights for brilliant touches, or long La Classica candlesticks to design more of a formal feel.


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Save Room for Dessert
For a more relaxed after-dinner atmosphere, create a separate area just for desserts. This allows guests to self serve and continue to mingle. Add drama and dimension to this space by varying the height and size of your serving pieces. Use serving bridges from the Villeroy & Boch Urban Nature dinnerware collection and tiered etageres and trays, along with stacks of small serving plates.


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