In the holidays, there is only one place in the house that should be cozier and warmer than the fireplace. That’s the dinner table.
OK. I thought to show you these gorgeous table linens that would be splendid for the holiday season. Order them right now in time for Thanksgiving, or put them on your wish list for Christmas.
(I know, some women have this thing for high heel shoes. Well, I have this thing for table linen. Sorry about that!)
Elegant Table Cloth with Chirpy Birds & Twigs
Chirp Print 70-Inch Round, Multi. By Lenox, known for its table dinnerware. ($30). Winter whites never go out of style. The elegance of Lenox’ table settings are extended with this favorite table cloth. This one goes onto my Santa wish-list. as my napkin roses will look splendid on this table cloth!
Timeless Pretty Paisleys on the Table
Floral Paisley Print Tablecloth, 100% Cotton. By Mahogany ($33) This year-round beautiful table cloth would well paired for the holidays with yellow and gold accents, mauve chrysanthemum flowers and white table settings. It suits quite a large table as it’s 60 by 90”.
A bit of symbolism: As I want to give my Thanksgiving dinner this year a Chinese twist, I am looking at the whole thing from a more international perspective.
Did you know that in Chinese culture, the chrysanthemum represents a life of ease? How perfect for a Thanksgiving dinner table.
Table Cloths in Classic Fall Colors
Moss green, leaf red, or chocolate brown table cloth colors are ideal for Fall and winter table settings. They are sheer elegance, and make the white of your dinnerware stand out.
What’s nice is that you can double-cover your table with a centered white table cloth to catch all the spills without spoiling your table cloth forever. It will be both elegant & luxurious plus highly practical. Now I like that!
New Medallion 60×90”Green/Dark Green Tablecloth, Cotton Jacquard .
By Mahogany ($43)
Tip: Pair this with any of these individual Thanksgiving dinner table place setting ideas.
Peacock 60×60”Orange/Red Square Tablecloth, Cotton Jacquard
by Mahogany ($28)
Pebbles Fabric Tablecloth, Chocolate, 60×84”
by Benson Mills ($12)
Other ideas …
Always Happy Checkers
I don’t know what it is, but checkers make me happy. No matter where you are in the world, to me it says countryside wholesomeness. For Thanksgiving and Christmas, add lots of red, white and winter green decorations. For summer, a simple dash of garden picked flowers will do. Year-round happiness. This good-sized table cloth is inexpensive.
Flame Red & White Checkers Tablecloth 52 x 52"
by DII ($16)
French Designer Table Cloth
Oh la la. This one is for those of us without budget constraint and perfect taste! With roots dating back to 1833 in France, Garnier-Thiebaut is the oldest producer of fine linens in the Vosge and supplies the most famous and prestigious hotels, resorts, restaurants, country clubs, and cruise lines all over the world. The designs are modern with original style, and the products and collections are diverse. This tablecloth is easy to care for, great looking and durable, with high thread counts.
Garnier Thiebaut Mille Couleurs 100-Percent Cotton 71-Inch by 71-Inch Tablecloth, Soleil
This is large square table cloth, ideal for party tables. ($139)
Other Ingredients for a Successful Thanksgiving Dinner Parties
Now, next comes what to put on the table cloth…
Have a look here for ideas on personal table settings and how to play around with napkins and twigs from the garden. + Stay tuned for my article later today on Creating a Thanksgiving dinner with a Chinese twist.
Click here for other related Thanksgiving dinner ideas beyond table settings.