Thanksgiving Tablecloth Decorating Ideas for 2018

What’s on Your Table?


Here in California, it does not feel like Fall.  Fall is normally my favorite season but the weather here is still quite warm and it feels more like Summer.  If this keeps up, it’s looking like it might be a outdoor Thanksgiving although the plans are not yet finalized.

What About Your Plans?

Do your holiday plans change from year to year or do they stay consistent?  Do you ever think about switching things up somehow?  Maybe you typically use fine china and formal linens?  Are you tired of ironing those linens and wanting to simplify?  Here’s how:

Table Runners

Option #1 — Go without a tablecloth, use a table runner from Premier Table Linens instead and serve on a rustic farmhouse table or your regular dining table.  Choose linen napkins in a contrasting color, add Autumn leaves, candles and pumpkins.  Use Earth tone dishes for a natural and casual look that is warm and welcoming.  Mixing and matching different colors or choosing different dishes for each table is another idea to consider, especially if you don’t have enough matching dishes for the number you are serving.


Placemats and Linen Napkins

Option #2:  Go without a tablecloth or table runner and use linen napkins and placemats exclusively to let the warmth and beauty of the natural wood table show. Decorate a wood plank centerpiece (as shown in the photo above) with candles, gourds, a few green clippings from the garden and fresh edible grapes to celebrate the Harvest. If you prefer, choose a single Autumn Floral centerpiece with seasonal flowers.


Havana Faux Burlap Table Linens

Option #3:  Choose Havana Faux Burlap Table Linens for a look that is soft, natural, rustic, casual and elegant.  No ironing is needed so you will have more time to prepare the food, spend time with family and friends and not feel stressed.  

Click here to see the complete line of Faux Burlap Table Linens from Premier Table Linens.


Who’s Coming to Dinner?

If you are expecting a big crowd, and want to either have assigned seating or give everyone a souvenir to take home, consider the following DIY mini pumpkin project with personalized name tags and Natural Jute Twine from Premier Table Linens.  

Click here for all the details on how to order your natural jute twine.


Tablescapes and Decorating Trends for 2018

The following inspirational photos represent some ideas that are trending this year for your Thanksgiving table.


Ivory Stoneware with brown chargers and rust napkins.  This look would be pretty with the Miranda Sienna Napkins or the Kenya Sienna Napkins.  

They are both Premier Damask Table Linens.


Do you Love a Diamond Stiched Tablecloth?

If so, I suggest choosing Bombay Pintuck Table Linens.  For a look at all of the available colors, click here. 

Consider the Burnt Gold, Chocolate, Taupe, Garnet, Persimmon, Ivory, Royal (for a look like the above photo) and Espresso.

How about an Easy Care No-Iron Solid Color Tablecloth in one of 74 Beaufiful Colors?

Check out the Poly Premier Color Swatch Card  and pick a color, any color!

Poly Premier Table Linens 

For the look below, consider Magenta, Aubergine, Ruby, Burgundy or Cherry Red.


Set up a Kitchen Island Buffet

No room on your table or tables for food?  No problem!  Setting up a buffet is easier and better in that people must get up to serve themselves so it discourages over eating. When the food is readily available within easy reach on the table, people tend to eat more and feel stuffed.  I prefer the holiday buffet and find that having a buffet in the kitchen leaves more room for dessert since I tend to talk a lot, enjoy sipping my wine and don’t like to get up for seconds!


What’s for Dinner?

Turkey, Stuffing, Green Beans, Carrots, Rolls, Yams or Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Rolls.  Water, and Wine or Sparkling Apple Cider complete the dinner and for dessert, Pumpkin Pie served with Whipped Cream, maybe an Apple Pie and either a classic New York Cheesecake or Pumpkin Cheesecake.


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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