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Thanksgiving dinner table decor on a budget


Looking for some good Thanksgiving dinner table decor ideas? Our home design expert, Robin Baron has some budget-friendly options that will take your Thanksgiving dinner table from drab to fab.

Find your Thanksgiving store

Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away. If you are the designated entertainer, it’s time to line up all of your traditional recipes and prepare for the annual feast. Try adding new dinner table decor accessories and they will probably help make your upcoming meals more comfortable and special, especially if you have found that your guest list is growing by the year…I know mine is!

If your needs aren’t specific and you just want to stock up on a variety of Thanksgiving decor items, try Fishs Eddy, a long-time favorite of mine. The company specializes in fun, cool and affordable dishes, plates and dinnerware. You can find nearly everything you need for entertaining at this Manhattan-based shop. If you aren’t near New York, no need to worry! Their online store is easy and efficient.

for the vintage lovers

I often find myself charmed by their original patterns like the “Alice in Wonderland” set. If you are preparing for the holidays, though, you may want to take a look at these vintage-inspired cake stands, this traditional four-prong serving fork or these beautiful Toile pieces! All are perfect for a vintage holiday table setting. I personally mix and match many of their restaurant-style pieces together with other items that I already own.

For the contemporary taste

If it is flatware that you need, I love the Kyoto set from Crate and Barrel! The bamboo-inspired handles set these pieces apart. This set, along with other offerings by Crate and Barrel, are slightly more contemporary than the vintage look found at Fishs Eddy. If you are drawn to cleaner lines and non-traditional styles, Crate and Barrel, along with IKEA have great selections.


IKEA isn’t just for college dorm room decorating anymore! IKEA’s Data 20-piece flatware set is a great choice to expand your cutlery collection but not your credit card bill. Like most of their products, the pieces are stylishly simple. Another great IKEA find is their Narhet champagne flutes and wine glasses.

Whether you envision a classic table with tapered candles and elegant serving pieces or a more clean-lined, contemporary feast, there are plenty of options available that are easy on the wallet and the eyes. And remember, be true to your own style and feel free to mix it up to create your own unique spin on the holiday traditions.

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