Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity to set the table with great style. With a plethora of choices out there from the old guard companies to the young artisans, here is a selection of the best for your holiday table.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
Mr. Turkey Lurkey will have a nice perch here on the Turkey Serving Platter from Pottery Barn!

Photo courtesy of Gien
Gien's outdoorsy Sologny wildlife pattern captures lowland vegetation. Available through Michael C. Fina.

Photo courtesy of Nymphemburg
When the sky's the limit, Nymphemburg hand painted porcelain is the way to go. See their entire collection of custom china at their Chicago store, Kneen and Co.

Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
White looks great when the food is the star. Anthropologie's ceramic Monochrome Mosaic Dinner Plate.

Photo courtesy of Meissen
After years of covering tabletop trends, German hand painted Ming Dragon porcelain from Meissen still tops my list.

Photo courtesy of Raynaud
Stripes add a linear element for a kicky table. A new design from Raynaud.

Photo courtesy of Royal Crown Derby
Blue and white is the go to for a traditional table. The Aves bird pattern from Royal Crown Derby has been around since the 1800's with new color introductions since then.

Photo courtesy of Albertini
For a more modern table, Sydney Albertini's hand painted ceramic Dipped Dinner Plates are each slightly different.

Photo courtesy of Juliska
Bamboo is right for you-- try Juliska's new instant classic called Classic Bamboo.

Photo courtesy of Christofle
Maybe the rest of your table is blue and white china and you need dessert plates? Well, here is just the thing! These charming flowering branch dessert plates come in a set of 6 from Christofle.

Photo courtesy of Asprey
Parrot Tulips grace the China Tulip Charger from Asprey. Floral patterns look great all year long, especially when your garden is not in bloom.

Photo courtesy of Medard de Noblat
Combining blooming branches and a geometric border, Medard de Noblat's Eden pattern adds pastel hues to the table, from Michael C. Fina.

Photo courtesy of L'Objet
Your pumpkin pie will look even better against the red of a Kyoto Dessert Plate from L'Objet through Vivre. Available in a set of 4.

Photo courtesy of Devine Corp
One of the most beautiful patterns for it's raku glaze finish, Jaune de Chrome's Finition has an earthy hand created quality.

Photo courtesy of Pickard
Last year Kelly Wearstler came out with a few patterns with Pickard. The Mulholland pattern is a modernist composition intersecting lines, perfect for the urban aesthete. Available through Table Art.


Party Resources said...

I am ALL about setting a beautiful table. I love these plates!

quintessence said...

You picked several of my favorites. I actually really like the turkey platter from Pottery Barn, although I've been trying to find a large old brown/white Staffordshire one for years. But I'm with you - the Meissen is my absolutely favorite - so fabulous - elegant, fun and unique!!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

I adore a beautiful table, and the ideas are coming like crazy as I go from plate to plate. Great examples...Loving the Kyoto and the Kelly Wearstler, but the turkey platter for Thanksgiving is beautifully traditional. Fun post!

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...


This is fantastic! Do you know when you see something and keep saying "oh, oh.. I like this, oh, my.. this is so beautiful"! So I was like that as I read this post... wonderful selection!!!


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Emily said...

Beautiful roundup!!

William Arthur Blog Team said...

We love the Meissen Ming Dragon plate and the Juliska Classic Bamboo!

Sabrina Alfin said...

Love that dragon red china!