Refined Thanksgiving Table
Punch Up Traditional Pieces
Give It Some Edge
Balance a whitewashed table with graphic hits of black and navy, such as black candles and leather chairs, slate-gray woven place mats, and navy-rimmed dinner plates.
Goblets: Flavia by William Yeoward Crystal; available through andgeorge.com
Show Your Cards
Mounted on an antique picture stand on a console table, a menu card sets the tone for the meal.
Menu card and place cards: by Erika Jack, Erika Jack Stationnaire; erikajack.blogspot.com
Offer It Self-Serve
Put It On A Pedestal
Instead of arranged flowers, dress your table with a trio of black plinths topped with orchids in silver compotes and natural items that you've collected.
Make It Personal
Place cards are tucked in an array of silver saltcellars filled with moss, turquoise stones, and butterflies for personalized, individual versions of the centerpiece.