The Thanksgiving table should be a happy place. Try to set your table ahead of time like our guest Meg Roberts, who is the Senior Design Director of Home for The Echo Design Group. Since she works full time, she has found that’s what works best for her and she also takes the Wednesday before Thanksgiving off because she generally has to prepare for so many family and guests.
Meg wanted us to see the tablecloth she is using this year so we received an Echo sample ourselves and it is lovely. Typically people use solid color linen in dark fall colors but really, the pattern of Ishana—a subtle grey background with leaves of red, gold, beige and seafoam green is so much better—it will hide any spilled gravy or the drink rings so commonly found during dinner.
The price is amazing at Echo, the Ishana tablecloth – ranges from $30 to $60: 52×52 – $30, 52×70 – $40, 60×84 – $45, 60×102 – $60; 70 round – $45. The matching napkins are $8 a piece and buy more than you think you will need if guests’ add their own guests. (Set an additional place setting anyway—you can always remove it before serve if you don’t need it.)
Check out the photos of Meg’s table (and ours). You might want to read her Thanksgiving day preparation blog and see photos of her day. Meg decorates with white pumpkins and bluish-grey gourds, plus others—it is an easy way to create an interesting and abundant centerpiece. Not to mention they keep for a long time.
Features of the ECHO Ishana table cloth and napkins:
- Stain resistant
- Tablecloth Sizes: 52″x52″, 52″x70″, 60″x84″, 60″x102″, 70″ round
- 87% Cotton 13% Linen
- Machine washable
Note: You might want to wash the linens and press them lightly before setting the table because it provides a softer hand to the feel of the cloth and napkins.
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Meg Roberts Bio:
Meg Roberts is the Senior Design Director of Home for The Echo Design Group, a leading American design company with a long tradition of creating high quality and stylish accessories. Roberts, a wife, mother and authority in design, resides in New York where she has published three design books alongside her husband Steven Roberts, CEO of Echo. Roberts’ eye for color and mood, texture and pattern, form every idea and space she brings to life. She received her BFA in textiles from Rhode Island School of Design and has been a driving creative force in the company throughout her 33 years at Echo.