Setting the Perfect Table

Create a striking Thanksgiving scene with quintessentially Southern touches

Photo: minette hand

Greenery and Vases

The Charleston, South Carolina, floral designer Sara Grimshaw knows that greens aren’t just for eating—they make for beautiful arrangements as well, especially when paired with unexpected touches such as basil gone to seed, artichokes, turnips, and chocolate lace in amethyst crystal vases by William Yeoward Crystal ($115–$145; elizabethbruns.com).



A hemstitched linen tablecloth by Sferra in autumnal yellow creates a vibrant backdrop for a fall meal ($194; sferra.com).



North Carolina’s Terrane Glass handcrafted a new entertaining collection featuring amber glass exclusively for Garden & Gun readers, including these sleek candlesticks ($90 each) and this pitcher ($250; ggfieldshop.com).



Break the white candle rule with these wispy eighteen- and twenty-four-inch lavender tapers from Fieldshop by Garden & Gun ($16–$20 for a set of two; ggfieldshop.com).



The clear wineglass by William Yeoward Crystal works equally well in fancy and informal settings ($71; williamyeowardcrystal.com).



Faux-tortoise handles give the midcentury-inspired flatware by Sabre a handsome heft ($103 for a five-piece set; amazon.com).



Handmade fringe napkins by Hibiscus Linens in Houston strike a fanciful note and are available blank or monogrammed in one of twenty colors ($44–$66 each;



Each piece of the iconic potter Christopher Spitzmiller’s marbled dinnerware is made to order and available in one of ten striking hues mixed with bright white ($105–$195 per plate; shop.christopherspitzmiller.com).



A Louis XVI–inspired back gives the brass Joyce chairs by Gabby Home an antique-meets-modern look ($460 each; gabbyhome.com).


Place cards

Garden & Gun collaborated with Scriptura in New Orleans on this special set of deckle-edged place cards with quotes of gratitude letter pressed on the back and room for names on the front ($42 for ten; ggfieldshop.com).



The iron bowl from SYG Designs adds interest to the tablescape ($22; sygdesigns.com). 

Backdrop paint: Brassica No. 271 by Farrow & Ball;(us.farrow-ball.com).

Photo: minette hand