These Are Not Your Mother's Thanksgiving Dishes

You don't need a set of fine china to make your Thanksgiving table beautiful for the big day.

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November 10, 2019

Just because your mom hosted Thanksgiving on the family china doesn’t necessarily mean you have to follow in her footsteps. There are so many amazing, beautiful options for Thanksgiving dishes that will make your turkey day bright and interesting. From dishwasher-safe serving platters to stunning salad plates, we’ve rounded up some stunning dinnerware that will get you excited to play hostess this holiday season.


This may not be the traditional Thanksgiving dinnerware set, but we bet your guests will love it just the same (read: more). It has a gorgeous marble pattern that brings in hot pinks, oranges and creams. It includes four dinner plates, four salad plates and four small bowls. It’s made of stoneware.

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While you can pick and choose which of these pieces you want, we suspect you’ll have trouble not buying the entire adorable set. These plates feature festive paintings of pumpkins and gourds in beautiful autumnal colors — plus they’re all dishwasher safe. Each plate is a little different, so all of your Thanksgiving dinner guests can feel special.

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This dinnerware set comes in an array of pretty colors, all of which would be perfect for Thanksgiving. The teal, claret or red hues would be especially pretty for this time of year, and would look great paired with your other dishes. The set includes four dinner plates, four salad plate and four 6-inch bowls.

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There is truly nothing that makes more of an aesthetic impact for a dinner table than chargers. This includes a set of 12 rose gold melamine chargers that feature stunning beaded edges. They’ll pair perfectly with any of the fall dishes listed above!

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Goblets are a fun way to mix up your normal glassware, especially when they’re in this pretty pearlized pink hue. They also have a beautiful scalloped edge. These glasses hold 12.5-ounces and come in a set of four.

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These pumpkin cups are a subtle way to integrate fall into your tablescape. They are made of mouth-blown glass and topped with stunning gold rims. We love using them as water glasses for the table.

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Fun salt and pepper shakers are always a favorite accessory for any table — and these turkeys really take the cake! They are each made of stoneware and have a rubber stopper on the bottom making them easy to fill and clean out. Gobble gobble, indeed!

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This pie plate set say “Happiness is Homemade” in a pretty cursive font and feature a gorgeous watercolor painting of white and orange fall pumpkins. All of your guests will love this pretty, festive touch.

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For a less traditional turkey platter that still calls out the holiday, this is a super cute option. It says “Be Thankful” in gold foil script on top of a white tray. You could also re-use this throughout the holiday season — and it’s plastic, so it won't break, and dishwasher safe!

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Let’s face it — all of your Thanksgiving sides are going to taste better when served in these little dishes — they just are. The set includes three metallic leaves in green, orange and red — the perfect fall hues.

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