Turkey day is on it’s way and as you prepare your menus full of creamy mashed potatoes and rich gravy, don’t forget to neglect the beauty of the table itself! The mid century was a great time for ceramics and dinnerware, and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to pull out your collections. If you’re still looking for a few more pieces to fill out your incredible dining table, we’ve picked 8 of our favorite tabletop pieces. (And if you need to figure out how to outfit your dining table, we’ve got you covered there, too.)
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to bring out your favorite collections of dinnerware. This Nature Song plate works well for display as well as for adding its warm fall colors to your Thanksgiving table.
Not everything on your table needs to be an exact match. The earthiness of this Danish Modern style gravy bowl designed by Ben Seibel is a great compliment to the earthy colors of the dinner plates. (Read more about the life and work of designer Ben Seibel.)
You can’t have a proper dinner without flatware, and if you’re going to stock your tables with something stylish, you might as well go bold. With a classic mirrored finish and a bronze color some pretty unique silhouettes, the Milano 20 piece set will look great with your other atomic pieces.
When I say “party,” you say “fiesta,” and you know what that means: Fiesta serveware. Track down some original pieces from the ’60s, or just go directly to the source, as Fiesta still makes their beautiful pieces in the same styles as the originals. Serve up your salad or potatoes in this large oval platter in turquoise.
Your green bean casserole needs some love on the table, too! If you’re going to keep your serving dishes on the table, you might as well give them some style. This vintage Hall China Sundial Casserole Dish do the trick!
You know your modernist table isn’t complete without some Russell Wright, and we’ve got you covered. A smattering of pieces are easily available on Etsy or Ebay, but since full sets are nearly impossible to come by, try outfitting your table with more unique pieces. We love this American Modern Iroquois Carafe, which Bauer Pottery still makes today!
Whether it’s a cocktail or just a glass of water, your guests will need something to sip. Pull out your favorite Mad Men-style barware for a little spunk and sparkle, like these Elegante Gold Swirl Double Old Fashioned Glasses.
To finish off your Thanksgiving spread, don’t skimp on the centerpiece. If you’re missing that Danish touch to your decor, add a little Scandinavian flair with one (or a few) Heima 4-Armed Candlestick(s) and it’s officially a party.
Looking for more ideas for Thanksgiving? Read on for 5 MCM Dining Rooms to Inspire You this Holiday Season. And of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for more Mid Century Modern inspiration!