Our Favorite Thanksgiving Serving Platters

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Iain Bagwell

Thanksgiving is a generous holiday. You're giving thanks and spending time with those you love, and it's the one day you're allowed to unabashedly stuff yourself full of juicy turkey, flavorful dressing, and as many casseroles as you can handle. You don't save room for pie, per se—but you definitely eat some anyway. Besides the once-a-year dishes we look forward to for months, another exciting part about Thanksgiving for Southerners is the decor. We get to create stunning seasonal tablescapes, break out our favorite china, and meticulously plan how we're going to display all that food we've been stowed away in the kitchen cooking for the past two days. Most Southern families have their china and their silver, but another very important facet of the Thanksgiving meal is the many casseroles dishes, serving platters, and gravy boats that must accommodate our menu, and must do so in style. This is where you can mix and match, throw in color, stick with your china pattern, or use anything else you might have picked up throughout the year. It's up to you and what type of table you're setting. Serving platters tend to steal the show at the Thanksgiving table because they hold the precious goods: that turkey. You can use serving platters for a variety of sides, as well, which help to make a table not quite as stuffed with just casserole dishes. If you're in the market for a new serving platter or two (or three), there are so many different ones to choose from depending on your taste. Whether you want neutral or bright, classic or modern, you can undoubtedly find what you want. Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving serving platters to have on the table this year.

Spode 'Woodland' Turkey Platter

Macys, Spode Woodland Platter

We can't imagine a more fitting platter to serve your Thanksgiving turkey on.

BUY IT: $220; macys.com

Juliska 'Jardins du Monde' Platter

Juliska Jardins du Monde Platter

Sometimes a pretty, elegant white platter does just the trick for your Thanksgiving feast centerpiece.

BUY IT: $125; neimanmarcus.com

Provence Hand Painted Serving Platter

Provence Hand Painted Serving Platter

The unique design on this platter will add a pop of color and serve as a fun conversation piece for your dining table.

BUY IT: from $119.95; williams-sonoma.com

Gibson Home Stoneware Royal Abbey Embossed Serving Platter

Target, Gibson Home Platter

With all the festive colors from Thanksgiving side dishes – cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, and green beans, just to name a few – simple elegance is all you need in this platter.

BUY IT: $24.49; target.com

Amina Oval Platter

Crate&Barrel, Amina Oval Platter

Mix your typical china patterns with this abstract platter for a contemporary and timeless table setting.

BUY IT: $34.95; crateandbarrel.com

Lenox 'French Perle' Oval Platter

Lenox French Perle Oval Platter

We love the Fleur-de-Lis detailing on this French Perle platter.

BUY IT: $116.96; amazon.com

Charlotte Oval Platter

Pottery Barn, Charlotte Oval Platter

Just imagine your turkey taking center stage accented by rosemary and cranberry sprigs on this gorgeous platter.

BUY IT: $49.50; potterybarn.com

Spode Woodland Pheasant Octagonal Platter

Macys, Spode Woodland Pheasant Platter

The turkey isn't the only bird on Thanksgiving that can be festive. This Spode Woodland Pheasant china pattern has all the right autumnal elements for a dinner shared with family.

BUY IT: $260; macys.com

Pfaltzgraff Autumn Berry Oval Platter

Amazon, Autumn Berry Platter

Capture the essence of the fall season on this berry and leaf detailed platter.

BUY IT: $24.99; amazon.com

Rustic Melamine Platter

Rustic Melamine Platter

The faux patina on this platter adds just the right amount of character to any table setting.

BUY IT: $29.95; williams-sonoma.com

Rachel Ray Cucina Cranberry Red Platter

Amazon, Rachel Ray Cranberry Red Platter

Your Thanksgiving turkey will standout on this seasonal red platter.

BUY IT: $13.04; amazon.com

Walburg Oval Platter

Wayfair, Walburg Oval Platter

We love a classic blue and white china pattern. This platter will pair perfectly with any table arrangement.

BUY IT: $78.65; wayfair.com

Green Turkey Platter

Wayfair, Green Turkey Platter

Moss green is a beautiful fall color. This simple, beautiful platter was made for accenting your Thanksgiving feast.

BUY IT: $44.95; wayfair.com

Lotus Medium Platter

Arhaus, Lotus Platter

This gold, abstract platter is just the piece for those looking to add a touch of modern design to their dining table.

BUY IT: $49; arhaus.com

Wilton Armetale William and Mary Square Tray

Dillards, Wilton Armetale Platter

You can't go wrong with a silver platter. Distinguished and classic, a silver dish elevates any table.

BUY IT: $79.99; dillards.com

Lenox Federal Gold Bone China Oval Platter

Dillards, Lenox Gold Bone China

Gold bone china to match the falling golden leaves outside.

BUY IT: $170; dillards.com

Spode 'Blue Italian' Oval Platter

Spode Blue Italian Oval Platter

Add to your traditional china collection with this Spode Blue Italian design platter. It's a staple china pattern in any Southern home.

BUY IT: $110; dillards.com

Villeroy & Boch 'Cottage Inn' Oval Platter

Villeroy & Boch Cottage Inn Oval Platter

There's no need to add greenery to your turkey with this berry and sprigs printed platter.

BUY IT: $230; macys.com

Noritake Crestwood Cobalt Etched Platinum Oval Platter

Dillards, Noritake Crestwood Platter

This china design is timeless.

BUY IT: $105; dillards.com

Arthur Court Fleur-de-Lis Rectangular Tray

Dillards, Arthur Court Fleur de Lis

The handles on this silver platter make it easier to transport Thanksgiving's star player: the turkey.

BUY IT: $125; dillards.com

Wedgwood Renaissance Neoclassical Oval Platter

Dillards, Wedgwood Neoclassical Platter

We love a wedgwood china piece. This platter is sure to keep the focus on everyone's favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal.

BUY IT: from $156; dillards.com

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