Last Minute Thanksgiving Tabletops from Belle Cose


Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is no easy feat. Traditionally one of the most important days of the year, it also includes more courses than any other feast. The turkey itself, often and understandably so, takes center stage while décor can fall to the wayside.

Never fear, we teamed up with entertaining tastemakers from Belle Cose for three easy options to transform your Thanksgiving tabletop from forgotten to festive, worthy of celebrating friends and family. So if you’ve planned your meal, but not your table, have no fear. We have the settings for you.

For the Modern Minimalist

Transform your monochrome, matching linens and dinnerware by adding Ankole Horn accessories. Rustic, yet sophisticated, Eastern African recycled horn is an easy add-on. Food safe, the serving bowls will come in handy with cranberry sauce, gravy and other tasty Thanksgiving Day treats.

Surprise guests by giving them more than just a memory to take home. Add a thoughtfully placed Christmas ornament at each place setting like these vintage skis.

Perhaps the easiest table makeover accessory, new placemats with harvest details add a taste of fall.

For the Thanksgiving Traditionalist

If pretty woodland patterns are your tabletop theme, Belle Cose suggests following stylish maximalist Iris Apfel’s lead with “more is more, and less is a bore.” Layer rich textures like these embroidered linen napkins (their solid color makes them super easy to reuse on any occasion) over guinea fowl placemats. Add on a sparkly antler ornament to complete the look.

If still in love with your linens from previous celebrations, add in a few of Vegabond Houses’ many dinner accessories like these handsome turkey napkin rings or tooth pick stag holder. Handcrafted, each pewter piece is a miniature work of art.

For the Festive Florals Fan

The Belle Cose team says if there is one trend that refuses to be stored over winter this season it’s florals. Rich neutrals and bright berries make it a chic alternative. This napkin and placemat set are their favorites because they are as smart as they are stylish. Turn them over for a fresh, green gingham look, and you have a new option come Christmas.

Another effortless option are these pheasant napkin rings. At less than $5 each, they are perhaps the most price conscious accessory they’ve seen.

Whoo doesn’t love owls?! This sweet little guy is also an ornament and dresses this place setting up, adding whimsy to the delight of each guest.

Candlelight just might be the Belle Cose team’s favorite way to set the stage for an evening of merry making. No matter what your need, Belle Cose has options for every taste. Make sure to ask one of their sales team members for inspiration.

Belle Cose Kitchen located on the basement level of their Town Square boutique.


About Author

Also originally from the South, Cara Rank discovered cooking was a creative outlet that helped her relax after long days writing magazine and newspaper articles during the past eight years in Jackson. Really, she just missed Southern food. A lot. During a 12-year career as a journalist, Cara has won numerous awards for her work and has written about everything from rodeo queens to Dolly Parton tomatoes. She spends her weekends making jars of pickles and jam and amazing dinners for friends. She loves shishito peppers, Chicago-style hot dogs and elderflower-spiked cocktails.

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