Thanksgiving Prep: Table Linens

Thanksgiving Prep: Table Linens

Okay, so this whole holiday thing is upon us, and if you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, you don’t want to wait until the last minute to get your table linens locked down. We’ve put together several different combos to give you a jump start on your tabletop decor, no matter what style you adore.

Modern/Masculine

These Thomas Paul napkins from Design Public rock my world. At $70 for a set of four, they’re a bit spendy, so pairing them with this great-looking Chilewich knockoff of a vinyl table runner from Pier 1 makes the total less painful.

Thomas Paul Geo/Metric Napkins, Set of 4: $70 @ Design Public.

Thomas Paul Geo/Metric Napkins, Set of 4: $70 @ Design Public.

Woven Vinyl Table Runner, $12.95 @ Pier 1.

Woven Vinyl Table Runner, $12.95 @ Pier 1.

Natural/Rustic

I do love a gynormous spoon and fork on the breakfast nook wall à la mid-century decor. This table runner reminds me of that look, but the fact that it’s on kraft paper tones down the kitsch factor–and bonus: the 50′ roll is presently on sale. Locally-made napkins from Mockingbird Domestics (available online for out-of-towners) finish the neutral look with a little pizzazz, or if you’re a person who likes it funky, the polka-dotted napkins from Zen Deluxe are superfun, too.

Signature Print Napkins, Set of 4: $60 @ Mockingbird Domestics.

Signature Print Napkins, Set of 4: $60 @ Mockingbird Domestics.

Cake Kitchen Paper - Cook's Tools Runner, $23 (reg. $29.95) @ West Elm.

Cake Kitchen Paper - Cook's Tools Runner, $23 (reg. $29.95) @ West Elm.

Black and Tan Dots Napkins, Set of 4: $17.50 @ Zen Deluxe.

Black and Tan Dots Napkins, Set of 4: $17.50 @ Zen Deluxe.

Casual/Colorful

Create a unique runner by setting three or more of these round placemats from Crate & Barrel next to each other in the center of your table (like I did for this home), add some napkins in a bold amber print, and complete the look with sunflowers or spider mums in your centerpiece.

Doily Placemat, $4.95/each @ Crate & Barrel.

Doily Placemat, $4.95/each @ Crate & Barrel.

Amber Mombasa Napkins, Set of 4: $12.79 @ World Market.

Amber Mombasa Napkins, Set of 4: $12.79 @ World Market.

Glam

If your entertaining style is more more formal and bling-y, you can’t go wrong with using Chilewich vinyl placemats from Crate & Barrel as dining chargers, paired up with a modern, sequin-y table runner from Bliss Living Home.

Chilewich Dahlia Placemat in Gold, $9.95 @ Crate & Barrel.

Chilewich Dahlia Placemat in Gold, $9.95 @ Crate & Barrel.

Mendoza Slate Table Runner, $65 @ Bliss Living Home.

Mendoza Slate Table Runner, $65 @ Bliss Living Home.

Retro

How adorable and Thanksgiving-perfect is this Finnish-inspired table runner from Etsy seller Finn Fab Designs? It’s so unique, you can afford to let it be the star of the show, using solid-colored napkins in a coordinating color, like these mustard ones from Crate & Barrel.

Fruit Play Table Runner, $39.90 from Etsy Seller Finn Fab Designs.

Fruit Play Table Runner, $39.90 from Etsy Seller Finn Fab Designs.

Cotton Mustard Napkin, $2.95 @ Crate & Barrel.

Cotton Mustard Napkin, $2.95 @ Crate & Barrel.

Budget Tip

If everyone you know is descending on your house for the big day and you don’t really want to spend hundreds of dollars on dozens of napkins, buy up some cheaper, solid-colored napkins that coordinate with the budget-busters you’re in love with. Alternate them or create a rhythm by setting two (or more) solids between your more expensive patterned napkins. You’ll still get the bang from the prints without spending a fortune.

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