sometimes it's great fun to get out the dishes your mom passed to you or your great aunt Lily---or the bargain ones you found on that great sale----
whether tablecloths or placemats or even bare table----it's always good to change things up----
my grandkids always look forward to the sparkling ciders on Thanksgiving--and for sure they have always had a real fancy glass!
fresh flowers are such a nice touch but get creative---sometimes some dollar store candle holders and plastic fruit can look amazing-
yes on those special occasions---use it all---bring out the gravy boats and the jelly dishes----maybe even those hardly ever used cloth napkins----and don't be afraid to mix and match---
whatever your taste or style---you will appreciate the day as you look back on it-