Upgrade Your Thanksgiving Table Settings
Roll with it, using every beautiful pattern at once. The trick is to clarify the chaos (and turn down the granny factor) with a neat, crisp canvas: Plain white linens let you indulge your eclectic tendencies and show off all your favorites. If you happen to have a collection of mismatched goblets, throw them in, too—they look logical if the shapes and sizes are similar. For decoration, try a row of tiny cabbages in small glasses down the middle of the table. Add a personal item (here, a jade bust) to play up the found-treasures charm of the scene.
To buy: Les Maisons Enchantées American dinner plate by Hermès (upper left in photo), $105, hermes.com. Pottery Barn flatware. Nason & Moretti clear wineglass. I Gotici Torse ribbed water glasses. Other pieces shown here are vintage.