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The Thanksgiving holiday in the United States is a traditional occasion for people to come together and thank each other for all the good that has been done and for all the blessings received throughout the year. Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving Day is based on a harvest festival that was held in 1621 by English colonists (Pilgrims) from Plymouth along with the indigenous Wampanoag people.

The heart of the holiday is Thanksgiving dinner, a gourmet meal that showcases the country's culinary diversity and cultural heritage. This American holiday is particularly rich in legend and symbolism, and the traditional Thanksgiving meal typically includes turkey, bread stuffing, potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving table settings are an integral part of the occasion, reflecting both tradition and personal style.

Often, holiday table setting begins with the selection of fabric: whether it’s a tablecloth or napkins, Americans always pay special attention to composition and color combinations. Typically, restaurant tablecloths are white or cream, but for family gatherings, fall shades such as rich reds, oranges, or warm browns are often chosen.


Thanksgiving dinnerware typically consists of formal or semi-formal sets that include dinner plates, salad bowls, and soup bowls. For this occasion, families often use the finest china or heirlooms they have inherited. It is worth noting that restaurants and cafes often also use dishes with a vintage touch to serve dishes on Thanksgiving Day. The choice of tableware style can range from classic and elegant to charmingly rustic, reflecting the individual style of the establishment or host. We chose porcelain from the Steelite brand , which combines decorative, sophisticated patterns and light notes of rustic style. The “Ink” series with elegant patterns became a bright accent of this table setting and created an excellent combination with the salad bowls of the “Aurora Visuvius Lapis” and “Aurora Visuvius Amber” series.

Salad bowl

In America, practical stainless steel cutlery is popular: forks, knives and spoons are usually arranged in descending order of dishes. In our table setting, Eternum cutlery with the self-explanatory name of the series - “Rustic” became an accent addition to porcelain from Steelite, echoing the general style of the composition, as well as the color design of the plates of the “Ink” series.

When setting the Thanksgiving table, Americans often use crystal or glass goblets for wine, water and other drinks. The choice of glassware depends on the formality of the celebration and the overall serving style. To highlight the color scheme of our table setting, we used "Amber" colored glass highballs from Tognana . A harmonious combination of colors and overlapping patterns perfectly complement the composition. An elegant completion of the drinks theme were crystal glass wine glasses , the Atelier series from Luigi Bormioli .


At the center of every American Thanksgiving table is the magnificent roasted turkey—the undisputed star of the holiday. The serving of this iconic dish is a moment of great anticipation and decades of tradition. A variety of ovenware and utensils are used to serve turkey, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal. Since the size of the bird can be different, we decided to focus on two suitable options at once. One of them is a duckling pot with a lid from the “Revolution” series from Revol , made of ceramic, with a volume of 3.5 liters. The second, smaller, but no less bright option is a red cast iron casserole pan from Prohotel .


Gravy is an essential attribute of turkey, and a gravy boat is used to serve it. Our serving option is an APS Casual series gravy boat , which follows the shape of a clay pot and adds a touch of rustic charm to the composition.

And, of course, we must not forget about the decorativeoh component. The Thanksgiving table always features pumpkins, fall leaves, corn on the cob, candles and fall flowers. We diluted our table setting with floral arrangements, for which we used Steelite porcelain vases from the “Chino” and “Terramesa Musted” series and a “Cylinder” glass vase from the Neman brand .


The Thanksgiving table setting serves as the centerpiece of the entire holiday. Therefore, Americans pay special attention not only to the dishes served, but also to the quality of their presentation, the compatibility of colors and shades, and creating a mood using the central composition of the table, which we tried to embody in our themed autumn table setting.

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