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11 Traditional Thanksgiving Table Decor Ideas

If your style is timeless and traditional, you'll love this collection of Thanksgiving table decor ideas. Get the full holiday guide here.

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Get the Look

The most memorable Thanksgiving gatherings always have a well-set table. In addition to cooking a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu, you should consider the plates, serving utensils and glasses, as well as serving platters, gravy boats, napkins and more as part of the experience.

For some help designing a timeless look, use our Thanksgiving table decor ideas here!

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Dinner Plates

If you’re in the market for new tableware, you’ll surely love these antique white dinner plates, which are made from porcelain and feature a subtle embellishment along the rim. They’ll look stunning piled high with all your favorite traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

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Elegant Gravy Boat

What’s Thanksgiving without gravy? Serve an amazing Thanksgiving gravy in this lovely antique white gravy boat, which will perfectly complement the dinner plates we’re recommending. The boat comes with a matching platter to catch any runaway drips.

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Red wine gobletvia villeroy-boch.com

Chic Wine Goblets


Raise a toast to good company and good food with this set of crystal wine goblets. No matter what you’re all sipping (we recommend this delicious spiced cranberry drink), everyone at your table will feel elegant with these glasses in hand.

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Simple Baking Dish


You’re going to need a high-quality baking dish for traditional Thanksgiving sides, like our yummy corn pudding. This casserole dish is a deep 13×9 that looks simply gorgeous. Just bring the dish from oven to table when it’s time to serve.

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Classic Carving Utensils

Carving a turkey is no easy feat (learn how to carve the right way!), which is why you need high-quality cutting utensils at your Thanksgiving feast. This beautiful carving set includes a pewter carving fork and knife, and the utensils will become a cherished family heirloom.

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Linen Napkins

Swap out paper napkins for these beautiful linen napkins. The deep, rich color will make your table settings pop, and the linen fabric is pre-washed so it’s incredibly soft to the touch.

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Linen Tablecloth


Not only do tablecloths brighten up your table, but they also make cleanup significantly easier. So adorn your table with a traditional pick like this linen tablecloth. It comes in a variety of seasonal hues, though we’re partial to the red wine color for this table setting.

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Antique Silver Sentiment Napkin Ringvia potterybarn.com

Pewter Napkin Rings

No good at folding napkins? Make your job easier with a set of engraved napkin rings—pull the linens through, place them on the table and you’re done.

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Pewter Silverware

If you have a haphazard array of mismatched tableware, it might be time to upgrade to a more uniform set. This vintage-inspired flatware comes in a traditional pewter finish to match other items on the table, and these simple utensils work well as everyday dinnerware, too.

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Heirloom Shot Glasses

To hold flickering tea lights for the table, think outside the box and use a sophisticated shot glass. Each glass has a beautiful diamond pattern that’s inspired by cut crystal.

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Pewter Tray

This beautiful pewter tray is a splurge, but the platter is perfect for displaying your Thanksgiving centerpiece. Plus, its handcrafted pewter finish perfectly complements the napkin rings.

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Camryn Rabideau
Camryn Rabideau is freelance writer specializing in fashion, beauty, home, smart technology and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to combine her love for fashion and writing. Despite pressure from her peers, she remains on team #NoOxfordComma.

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