Everything You Need to Set the Perfect Thanksgiving Table

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Every Thanksgiving, families across the country get together to share autumn’s bounty. For a few hours, a group often made up of mixed personalities can lay aside differences to reflect on what matters most.

A dinner table that fosters such community deserves a beautiful setting. So, we’ve pulled together a few items that will pair nicely with your turkey and favorite side dishes. Here, find our picks for a uniquely elegant tablescape from shops around town.

Photo courtesy of Marimekko

Photo courtesy of Marimekko

Tuppurainen HW Cotton Fabric — Marimekko

 This intricate pattern will brighten up your dining room, bringing a modern twist to the holiday’s classically rustic aesthetic. Order this fabric by the yard to fit your table to a T.

$53 per yard, 140 Newbury St., Boston, us.marimekko.com.

lekker home

Photo courtesy of Lekker Home

Teema Dinner Plate – Lekker Home

A solid-colored plate will anchor your spread. Plus, this cobalt blue makes a bold statement.

$26, 1313 Washington St., Ste. 117, Boston, lekkerhome.com.

Photo courtesy of Didriks

Photo courtesy of Didriks

Libeco Home Vence Everyday Napkin — Didriks

These simple rose-colored napkins are the perfect accent to a striking tablecloth.

$16, 190 Concord Ave., Cambridge, didriks.com.

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Photo courtesy of West Elm

Stackable Napkin Ring Set — West Elm

Dress up a few no-frills napkins with these stylish napkin rings.

$28, 160 Brookline Ave., Boston, westelm.com.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Photo courtesy of Jonathan Adler

Keytlery 24-Piece Flatware Set — Jonathan Adler

This dazzling silverware (or goldware, rather) jazzes up a typically unadorned tabletop tool.

$367, 129 Newbury St., Boston, jonathanadler.com.

Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Bacall Highball Glass — Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Mixing a windowpane pattern with a floral backdrop makes for a vivd display—one that’s tied together with gold accents.

$34.40, 142 Berkeley St., Boston, mgbwhome.com.

Photo Courtesy of Simon Pearce

Photo Courtesy of Simon Pearce

Woodstock Balloon Wine Glass — Simon Pearce

These understated wine glasses are a nice complement to more glamorous drinking glasses.

$75, 103 Newbury St., Boston, simonpearce.com.

Photo courtesy of Greentail Table

Photo courtesy of Greentail Table

Mario Batali Pepper Mill — Greentail Table

Colorful salt and pepper mills are a chic upgrade from those classic Pilgrim-shaped salt and pepper shakers.

$50, 343 Watertown St., Newton, greentailtable.com.

Photo Courtesy of Didriks

Photo Courtesy of Didriks

Pillivuyt Sauceboat with Handle — Didriks

Gravy boats are a Thanksgiving essential, and this one looks right at home at any colorful table setting.

$34, 190 Concord Ave., Cambridge, didriks.com.