Return to Content

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist

Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist
Photo/Art by Francine Zaslow

Say good-bye to the stiff floral arrangements of olden days for this Thanksgiving table setting. To achieve this look, Matthew runs his centerpiece the length of the table. To lift the eye from the tabletop, he uses a long tin box, overturned. (A wooden trough or plank could also work.) On this base he places butternut gourds intertwined with bittersweet. Additional height comes from tall beeswax tapers. Matthew complemented his fall palette with roses, wooden candlesticks, and a compote of nuts. For a bit of whimsy, a persimmon sits atop a low candlestick, and names are handwritten on small gourds, serving as place cards.

Please Note: This information was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Yankee Magazine Advertising

$10 Introductory Offer
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Thoreau's Maine

  • Best Chowder: We Found It!
  • 5 Best Historic Home Tours
  • Spring Comes to Narragansett Bay
Subscribe Today and Save 72%

3 Responses to Thanksgiving Table Setting | Tradition with a Twist

  1. Jenifer Lewis November 18, 2008 at 3:31 pm #

    Love the idea of small gourds as place cards!

  2. Claudia Kapinos November 18, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    I think I will try those gourds also-that is so unique.

  3. Sharon Todd November 19, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    I love this idea. Gourds are so pretty as part of a centerpiece. Love the small gourds as place cards too!!

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111