Create a Stylish Thanksgiving Table with Simple Holiday Ideas

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Festive table settings bring the spirit of the season to your Thanksgiving gathering.  From centerpieces to silverware, special touches will make your Thanksgiving spread truly memorable. Give thanks in style this year with decorating tips from Villeroy & Boch’s own international spokeswoman and entertaining expert, Isabelle von Boch.
Dress for the Occasion
Dressing your table is just as important as your turkey, we eat with our eyes so creating an inviting tablescape elevates the celebration.  Create a holiday ambience with calming candlelight, complementing linens and a holiday centerpiece. A festive tablescape is sure to make a relaxing and engaging experience for your guests.
Keep it natural
Natural elements are an easy way to elevate and enhance your thanksgiving table. Add bright and beautiful colors to your table by incorporating autumn elements like leaves, pumpkins, wooden accessories to your décor for a rustic yet elegant feel.
Mix It Up
Let your color palette guide you to creating a festive and exciting tablescape. Use seasonal or complementary hues to pull everything together. Table linens, chargers and flowers are a great way to highlight your color theme.and help to create a harmonious and dynamic display.
Premium bone porcelain is perfect for everyday and formal occasions. Try using a bold dinnerware pattern like the Anmut My Color collection. This colorful bone china collection is available in seven banded hues and two floral designs. This bright and happy style puts a skip in your step for everyday living and adds a playful and chic style to formal entertaining. Layer with colored glass, metal accents and crystal candlelight for a fashionably formal tablescape.
Choose wine goblets that complement your dinnerware, and add a pop of color with your water glasses. Use a radiant crystal stem like Villleroy & Boch Boston collection, decorated with traditional diamond-shaped decor, to create drama and give your table a touch of elegance.
The Center of Attention
When designing your centerpiece remember that good conversation is part of the dinner experience, so keep decorations at a level where you can still see the person across from you. Try using an autumn arrangement in a shallow bowl as a centerpiece or floating tea lights in a bowl.  Create a more festive atmosphere by accenting centerpiece with crystal candlesticks.  Use smaller votives like the Little Lights for brilliant touches, or long La Classica candlesticks to design more of a formal feel.
Save Room for Dessert
For a more relaxed after-dinner atmosphere, create a separate area just for desserts. This allows guests to self serve and continue to mingle. Add drama and dimension to this space by varying the height and size of your serving pieces. Use serving bridges from the Villeroy & Boch Urban Nature dinnerware collection and tiered etageres and trays, along with stacks of small serving plates.
About Villeroy & Boch
Founded in 1748, Villeroy & Boch is one of the largest porcelain manufacturers in the world, and an international premium lifestyle brand.  Villeroy & Boch is an innovative company guided by the time-honored tradition of high-quality tabletop, home and bath products.  Represented in 125 countries, Villeroy & Boch is headquartered in Mettlach, Germany.
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About Isabelle von Boch
Isabelle is an eighth generation von Boch family member, and Villeroy & Boch premiere authority on hosting and decorating.  Today, during her international appearances as a Villeroy & Boch spokesperson she educates and inspires on everything there is to know about how to choose, enjoy and care for your dinnerware, fine china and crystal.  When she is not traveling the world inspiring others as a brand ambassador, she can be found sharing her love of entertaining with guests in her own home. She is an ardent ambassador of good taste, European hospitality and casual elegance. http://villeroyandboch-blog.com/2010/09/about/
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