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The best serveware for your Thanksgiving table
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An immense amount of planning goes into preparing a Thanksgiving feast.

But since you eat with your eyes first, don't leave your table out of the fun. Make sure guests want to gobble up every last slice of turkey, heaping forkful of mashed potato and sliver of pie with these gorgeous serving and tabletop pieces.

We've rounded up more than 20 items, ranging in design from classic to modern, that can make even the most trying meal with relatives into a beautiful affair. Check out all of the pieces here.

You're welcome.

  • Turkey Placemats 

    Gobble up your gobbler on a (conveniently) disposable paper placemat.

    givesimple.com, $28 for 50 

    Photo: Courtesy of Give Simple 

  • Mauviel Copper Tri-Ply Roaster

    With an aluminum core and copper exterior, this roaster is as functional in the oven as it is beautiful on the table.

    williams-sonoma.com or macys.com, $270

    Photo: Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

  • Heraldic Butter Dish

    Because no matter how much you put in the mashed potatoes, there should always be a stick on the table. 

    anthropologie.com, $28 

    Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie

  • Galaxy Brass Trivet

    Put your heaviest bowl atop this brass number (Aunt Betty's surprise casserole, perhaps?). Made by Japan's oldest metal manufacturers, it's solid brass with rubber feet for good measure. 

    poketo.com, $100

    Photo: Courtesy of Poketo

  • Berti Cutlery Carving Set

    Cut down to the (wish)bone with an elegant Italian carving set made with ox horn handles. 

    barneys.com or taigan.com, $750-$755

    Photo: Courtesy of Barneys New York

  • Gold Glazed Cake Stand 

    Elevate a humble pie—whether you prefer pumpkin, pecan or apple—on a porcelain-and-metallic stand. 

    biscuit-home.com or dwellstudio.com, $95-$96

    Photo: Courtesy of Biscuit

  • Trot Turkey Candleholder 

    Instead of putting a bird on it, put festive tea lights in a bird-shaped holder. 

    cb2.com, $10 

    Photo: Courtesy of CB2

  • Luna Sauce Boat, Spoon & Trivet 

    Gravy spills, be gone: This sleek porcelain sauce server comes with a handy wooden spoon, which will ensure optimal gravy-to-stuffing delivery. 

    jamieoliverathome.com, $75 

    Photo: Courtesy of Jamie Oliver at Home

  • Grano Round Cutting Boards

    Trim Brussels sprouts on handcrafted slabs of acacia wood, or use them to serve hors d'oeuvres before the big event. 

    shopthemansion.com, $57 

    Photo: Courtesy of Collyer's Mansion

  • Horn Vase

    It's a cornucopia. And, scene. 

    francespalmerpottery.com, $425

    Photo: Courtesy of Frances Palmer Pottery

  • Gold-Dipped Spreaders

    Even your aunt's cream cheese and red-pepper jelly creation will look elegant with gold-accented teak spreaders. 

    shopterrain.com, $36 

    Photo: Courtesy of Terrain

  • Grail Cassoulet

    Feel #grateful with all the emojis emblazoned on this playful-but-gorgeous terra-cotta cassoulet, perfect for that equally tongue-in-cheek side dish, sweet potatoes with marshmallows

    graindesign.com, $295

    Photo: Courtesy of Grain Design

  • Gold Pie Serving Set

    Make sure every slice is golden. 

    westelm.com, $31

    Photo: Courtesy of West Elm

  • Coimbra Tureen

    Half the fun of Thanksgiving is the sides. House your favorite (our vote is brown butter mashed potatoes) in a stately tureen covered with paintings of fowl.

    arhaus.com, $225 

    Photo: Courtesy of Arhaus

  • Metal Acorn Tray

    Guests will go nuts for bites like kabocha squash toasts served on this stately tray. 

    cameonouveau.com, $74

    Photo: Courtesy of Cameo Nouveau

  • Embroidered Triangle Table Runner 

    Put away grandma's doilies. Go modern with a runner embroidered with a triangle pattern. 

    michelevarian.com, $245

    Photo: Courtesy of Michele Varian

  • Baroque Platter with Navy Brushstroke

    No matter how traditional your spread, this color-swept, handmade ceramic platter is anything but. 

    suiteonestudio.com, $130

    Photo: Courtesy of Suite One Studio

  • Star Metallic Napkin

    A splotch of cranberry sauce here. A dollop of sweet potatoes there. Keep your Thanksgiving best (read: loose-fitting everything) covered with starburst napkins. 

    canvashomestore.com, $15 

    Photo: Courtesy of Canvas Home

  • Enamel Tart Pan

    Put pie in its place by serving a seasonal tart in a colorblocked enamel pan.

    brookfarmgeneralstore.com, $65

    Photo: Courtesy of Brook Farm General Store

  • Appétit Leather Trivets

    Your white meat shouldn't be leathery. But it's A-okay for your trivets to be. 

    ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com, $48 each 

    Photo: Courtesy of Ladies and Gentlemen Studio

  • Bunny Williams Casserole Dish and Holder

    Bake your famous mac 'n' cheese in a stoneware casserole dish, then slip it into its rattan sleeve for oven-to-table serving. 

    ballarddesigns.com, $79-$89 

    Photo: Courtesy of Ballard Design

  • Iris Hantverk Table Brush

    Sweep away any and all evidence of your feast with a modern horse-hair brush. 

    mjolk.ca, $45 

    Photo: Courtesy of Iris Hantverk

  • Monarch Playing Cards Gift Set

    If you can stave off the effects of tryptophan, challenge your guests to a friendly post-meal game of poker. Deal, digest and move on to dessert. 

    heathceramics.com, $32

    Photo: Courtesy of Heath Ceramics

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