“Start with a pressed linen cloth,” he says. “It sets the mood and says the day is special.” If you have vintage or family china and crystal, now’s the time to use it. “I love the earthy brown in Spode’s Woodland Hunting Dog pattern,” says Scott. Pewter flatware by Match and horn candlesticks and carving set by Vagabond will be used for years to come. “Thanksgiving is a time that we all stay at the table for hours, listening to a replay of family stories,” says Scott. So refill the goblets with wine, take in the fall color, and linger until day fades to night.