5 Designers Share Their Favorite Tablescape Accessories For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just several weeks away, meaning that now is the perfect time to stock up on all of your tablescape accessories before they sell out or shipping times begin to get tight. Not sure what to purchase to ensure your tabletop shines this holiday? Take a look at the following picks from designers, all of which are sure to add a festive touch to your dining setup.

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving just with your immediate family or are entertaining a dozen-plus guests, the right tablescape will ensure every guest is given a warm welcome.


Lacquered Taper Candles

No holiday tablescape is complete without candles, and Beth Barden, the founder of Beth Barden Interiors in Charlotte, swears by these lacquered tapers. “They add understated drama to your tablescape,” she says. “The candlelight reflects off their sheen, and they come in the yummiest fall colors!” 


Gold Candlesticks

After you choose your candles, don’t forget to work chic candleholders into the mix, too. “Although I’m not a big tablescaper, I love the look of table runners layered with fresh flowers and candlesticks,” explains Atlanta-based Amber Guyton, the founder of Blessed Little Bungalow. Among her favorites are these gold beauties from Anthropologie. 

Oversized Vase

Ophelia Matte Natural Large Vase

Barden also suggests using an oversized vase like this one as a centerpiece and suggests filling it with branches. “The earthy texture feels cozy and perfect for a fall tablescape,” she says. Once the party is over, a vase like this one will shine on the mantel top or entryway table, too.

Napkin Rings

Turkey Napkin Rings

Napkin rings elevate any tablescape instantly. “I love the added touch they bring to the tablescape, and there are countless design options available that speak to a variety of tablescape themes,” says Will Hunt Lewis, owner of Hunt & Bloom. For obvious reasons, he’s partial to these turkey-themed cuties this time of year. 


Plaid Linen Napkin

Pair these fun rings with some classic napkins. “These plaid linen napkins are making their way onto my own Thanksgiving tablescape this year,” says Lauren Sullivan of Well X Design. “They’re crafted from 100% upcycled linen and naturally hand-dyed in small batches. I love how seasonal they look and feel without screaming Turkey Day.” 

If your tablescape leans more vibrant, try these foliage-themed napkins. “I found these maple and acorn napkins last year and plan on using them again this year,” says Missy Steffens, the founder of M. Steffens Interiors in Memphis. 

Seasonal Pitcher

Fox Pitcher

Lewis also makes sure to keep pitches of water on hand to ensure his guests are well-hydrated during a lengthy dinner. “Instead of a clear pitcher, opt for one that adds a seasonal statement, like this adorable majolica pitcher with a fox handle,” he suggests.