turkey bowl Use a few special pieces to bring meaning to each holiday celebration. This large ceramic turkey bowl is from Russ Berrie (details below).




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These selections were chosen by MELODY LAN, who is on the editorial staff of THE NIBBLE.


November 2005

Marketplace / Entertaining Guide

Thanksgiving Tabletop Items

Enhance the Evening’s Food with Festive Serveware


PLEASE NOTE: Some of these products may no longer be available.

This is a time for friends and families to come together and be thankful for what they have over a good meal. Why not accentuate the fall holiday with serveware to complement your food? We think you’ll agree that the festive pieces we’ve chosen below will flatter the delicious dishes you will prepare for an evening of lots of good eating.

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1. Serveware

Serving food on dishes that make any food more exciting.


Russ Berrie: Plates & Bowls

These ceramic plates and bowls can dress up any food, from pumpkin bisque to baby spinach salad sprinkled with dried cranberries. The collection’s bright colors and charming design will enchant young and old alike. They are all microwave-, dishwasher-, and oven-safe.

  • Ceramic Turkey Bowl
  • Large Ceramic Turkey Bowl
    (photo top left)
  • Ceramic Turkey Dessert Plate
  • Ceramic Turkey Pie Dish


turkey bowl small
Ceramic Turkey Bowl
turkey plate
Ceramic Turkey Dessert Plate
turkey pie dish
Ceramic Turkey Pie Dish

West Port Style: Leaf Plates

In thematic fall colors, you’ll get lots of use from these stylish stoneware leaf plates: at 9.5" x 6.75", they’ll enhance amuses bouches, starters, salads, sides, desserts—you can even use them as bread plates. They’re versatile enough to step in at any meal of the day.  They’re practical serveware (microwave- and dishwasher-safe), holiday decor, and a food enhancer that makes plainer foods look snazzy.

  • Harvest Leaf Appetizer Plates
    Set of 4



leaf plates

Beautiful plates in fall colors and leaf shapes
are both practical serveware and holiday decor.

2. Drinkware

Make beverages more enjoyable with the right vessel.

Our Name is Mud: Goblet

Kids of all ages will love these perky turkey goblets: Big Tom’s 3-D head is poking out at you with a quizzical look. Use these goblets (or “goblettes,” as they’re called) to sip juice, cider, or soda; or make dessert or snack floats with sparkling apple juice and scoop of pumpkin ice cream. These goblettes may keep the kids at the table longer.

  • Gobblette Goblet


turkey goblet

Michael Aram: Leaf Cups

These beautiful white ceramic leaf cups are charming additions to any table. Thanksgiving food festivity. The saucer is leaf-shaped and the intricate surface veins of a leaf are raised on both the cup and saucer. A cup of pumpkin-flavored coffee or cinnamon apple tea served in these leaf pieces can end a wonderful dinner; but you can also use them to serve soup or even ice cream.

  • Forest Leaf Cup and Saucer
    Set of 4


leaf tea cup

Serve tea, coffee, soup, or even ice cream in these lovely, leafy cups and saucers.

3. Linens

Dress your table in fall finery.

Bodrum Linens

In rich golds and reds, the lovely falling leaf-patterned damask tablecloths and placemats from the Leaves Collection say “Thanksgiving” so much more than Grandma’s whites and ecrus. While we’re showing the most “seasonal” colors (Olive, Paprika, and Burgundy), the collection offers 17 hues, two widths and 13 sizes. Welcome autumn inside your home to join the food festivities at the table.

  • Table Cloth
    $68 to $115 Depending on Size
  • Placemat
  • Napkin


For more information about Bodrum: BodrumLinens.com

leaves linen

leaves mats

Chambray Placemats

If you prefer a more casual placemat for breakfast and lunch, a chambray weave has a  rougher, brushed corduroy-type feel. These are double-sided, reversing to chambray stripes. Available in Berry, Ochre, Olive, and Terracotta. They’re 100 percent cotton and machine washable.

  • Chambray Placemat



4. Gravy Boats

Accessories that perk up the tabletop.


Russ Berrie

This gravy boat will easily earn smiles from your guests and become a family favorite. Everyone will want you to “pass the gravy.”

  • Rooster Gravy Boat


rooster gravy boat


Curvy and practical, this boat holds 18 ounces of any delicious gravy, salad dressing, syrup, or cream and comes in a variety of fall colors. Made with chip-resistant vitrified china and colored with lead-free nonporous glaze, this Sauceboat is freezer-, oven-, microwave-, and dishwasher-safe.

  • Sauceboat & Platter Set



gravy boat
The bright colors and retro design of Fiestaware make it increasingly popular from coast to coast.


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