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Time to Feast: Setting the Holiday Table

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A time for feasting, friends, family, and autumn weather. To many, Thanksgiving is one of the most wonderful times of the year. Marking the beginning of the holiday season, Thanksgiving is a time to gather and give thanks, the commencement of a time of togetherness and cheer. This merry sentiment practically necessitates delicious food and wine with one's company, particularly one a day that evokes images of warm pumpkin pie and roasted turkey stuffed with dressing. And any perfectly dressed bird requires an equally well dressed table - perfectly catered to your company's needs on this grand feast day with classic and elegant tableware. From the napkin choice to the table runner, there is so much to consider when choosing your Thanksgiving table decor. If you are looking to learn how to set a Thanksgiving table, you have come to the right place.

 

 

 

This incredible English King flatware service by Tiffany & Co. comprises 664 impeccable pieces

 
This incredible English King flatware service by Tiffany & Co. comprises 664 impeccable pieces
 

 

 

A full array of place and serving pieces are included in this majestic English King flatware service

 
A full array of place and serving pieces are included in this majestic English King flatware service
 

 

From one of the premiere silver manufacturers in America, Tiffany & Co. flatware services are sure to be the perfect addition to any Thanksgiving spread. Gaining immediate attention after introducing their first sterling silver flatware pattern in 1847, Tiffany & Co. has prevailed in dining sophistication. This 664-piece set for 12 epitomizes what Tiffany flatware is best known for: elegance, durability, and prestige. Handcrafted in the English King pattern, this service reflects the elaborate entertaining styles of the Gilded Age. In this set, there is a piece for every dish imaginable, including orange spoons and knives, and even a cheese server. As made evident by this extraordinary service, Tiffany & Co. sets the standard for American elegance in dining.

 

 

 

Crafted by Alexander Johnston, these candlesticks deeply chased decoration in a well-balanced design

Crafted by Alexander Johnston, these candlesticks deeply chased decoration in a well-balanced design

 

 

No Thanksgiving day table setting is complete without stunning, supple lighting. This outstanding pair of 18th century Rococo style silver candlesticks would be the perfect finishing touch to any table. Crafted and marked by the English silversmith Alexander Johnson, these candlesticks reflect the renowned grandeur of the Rococo style. They feature ornate, deeply chased decoration of natural forms such as rosettes, acanthus, shells, and palms - opulent motifs typical of the Rococo style. Tasteful with a touch of exuberance, this pair of candlesticks encapsulates the sensational style of 18th century Rococo.

 

 

 

Exceptionally rare Martelé silver coffee service. According to factory records, required an amazing 356 hours to craft.

Exceptionally rare Martelé silver coffee service. According to factory records, required an amazing 356 hours to craft.
 

 

No fine feast is complete without after dinner coffee. This Martele four-piece coffee service by Gorham was deeply inspired by the Art Nouveau movement, a style that was characterized by swirling organic forms. These aspects are evident by the curvilinear handles of the sugar bowl and creamer, the delicate swirl of the coffee pot spout, and the embossment on the whole set of foliate and floral designs. As some of the most highly collected silver in the world, the Martele line of the popular Gorham Silver Company exemplifies tasteful style, and would be an elegant addition to any Thanksgiving gathering. Explore our selection of antique flatware to find an elegant piece to add to your collection.

 

How to Highlight Your Antique Pieces On Your Thanksgiving Tablescape

Before you start whipping up some festive holiday dishes, be sure you have your entire tablescape accounted for. If you are really looking to take your Thanksgiving table decor to the next level, consider adding a centerpiece of pinecones, pumpkin decor, fall color accents, and dramatic candle holders. Incorporating Thanksgiving colors to your tablescape will add a festive touch to your gold flatware or silverware. Remember, your Thanksgiving dinner is a special occasion. Use your finest antique silverware, wine glass collection, and table setting pieces. 

 

If you do not have the right antique table setting dishes, consider shopping our elegant collection at M.S. Rau. Whether you're looking for a dessert serving platter, unique napkin ring sets, or a stunning centerpiece, we are confident that you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for with our online selection.

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