The Best Thanksgiving Setting for Your Table Shape
Find the best Thanksgiving table setting based on the size and shape of your table.
When it comes to a beautifully laid Thanksgiving table, size and shape really do matter. Here are three festive and deceptively doable holiday looks for your Thanksgiving table. Our resident floral expert and craft guru Buffy Hargett Miller shares the best way to set three different shapes of tables: rectangular, square, and oval. Each setting includes a palette, linen choice, setup style, and floral centerpiece to best match the shape of the table. No matter what shape your table is, make sure your tablecloth hangs at the right height, which is 12 to 15 inches from the edge of the table's surface to the bottom of the draped cloth—not too short and not too long. She also shares step-by-step instructions for how to create a beautiful floral centerpiece to serve as a focal point for the tablescape. Follow these simple tips and tricks and your table will be all set for a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner.