As we start to wrap our heads around decorating the Thanksgiving table, we stumbled on this image from a dinner party in an artist’s studio, published in Anthology Magazine. This place setting incorporates a number of ideas we’ve featured over the years, in an especially charming way. The placemat is simply a sheet paper ripped from an art pad with the menu artfully printed on it; we love that it drapes over the edge of the table. Kraft paper also works fine with a handmade artwork or drawing. 

Pamela Hovland kraft paper place setting
Pamela Hovland

If you’re no artist, print out interesting photos.

Sally Schneider
Sally Schneider

The napkins are Ikea’s inexpensive cotton Tekla dishtowels. (Ten 26″x20″ cloth dish towel/napkins cost about $17 at Amazon.)

John Merkl/Remodelista
John Merkl/Remodelista

The Anthology “dining space” is defined by a canvas painter’s drop cloth used as a floor cloth. (This polycoated drop cloth has possibilities.)

Amy Dickerson
Amy Dickerson

We’re thinking herb bouquests would stand in a unexpected flowers.

herb bouquet tabletop decoration
Sally Schneider

If you’re stuck for how to create a table and chairs big enough to seat a crowd, check out our ideas here.

Check out all the Anthology dinner images here.

via Remodelista; photos by Amy Dickerson

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One thought on “Cheap, Chic Holiday Table Inspiration

  1. I am really enjoying where this one is taking me.

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