This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Santa Margherita. All opinions are my own.
Fall is in full swing and Thanksgiving has come and gone! This past holiday, my husband and I celebrated with his side of the family. Everyone in his family is spread out across the U.S., so it was nice for all of us to get together and spend quality time with one another. One of my favorite things about holiday gatherings is picking out the place settings and table décor. Leading up to Thanksgiving, I brainstormed ways to decorate the table for this year’s holiday and I have some great ideas to share with you for next year. Aside from setting the table with autumn-inspired décor, one of the most important things I decide on each year is the type of wine that my family and I will toast with. Before the Thanksgiving meal is served, it’s always great to have a toast, say “cheers” and clink glasses with those around the table.
As Thanksgiving grew closer this year, I played around with different place setting ideas and after some trial and error, I landed on my favorite arrangement. I thought it would be great to share this mock place setting with you so you could get some inspiration and potentially recreate it for your Thanksgiving table in the coming years. Be sure to pin these photos to Pinterest so you can save these ideas!
To start, place your plate on the table and add your silverware. To correctly set your table, place the fork on the left side of your plate and place the knife and spoon on the right side of the plate. Feel free to add in a small plate for salad or dinner rolls along with a small butter knife if you wish. This should be placed in the upper right side of your place setting above your fork.
Lastly, add your wine glass above your knife and spoon. Make sure that you select the appropriate wine glass for the type of wine you’re serving. This year, we served Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio at the Thanksgiving table so the table was set with white wine glasses.
Now that you know the basics of creating a place setting, incorporating fall décor at your Thanksgiving table is key. When I was out shopping this year, I found a gorgeous set of salt and pepper shakers. I also found a fun plush Thanksgiving turkey that adds a festive feel to the table. In addition to these fun table elements, I picked out a gorgeous wine bag which was perfect for toting around a bottle of Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio in.
As I mentioned earlier, we sipped on Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio this Thanksgiving. If you haven’t heard of Santa Margherita before, it’s an Italian brand that is a leader in the super premium white wine and sparkling wine categories. Although it’s elegant and high quality, it’s affordable and easy to find in the wine section of your local grocery stores or retailers. I enjoy Santa Margherita because it’s versatile and a great wine to enjoy during a number of different occasions. It’s great to sip on during Sunday Brunch or while out to eat at a restaurant or during a holiday like Thanksgiving.
I had so much fun spending quality time with family this Thanksgiving and it was wonderful to share one of my favorite wines with them. Every Thanksgiving (or holiday in general), I know that we'll have good food, good conversation and good drinks thanks to Santa Margherita. In the coming years, whether you're hosting Thanksgiving or simply going over to someone's house as a guest, do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle of Santa Margherita before the holiday festivities begin. Your friends and family will thank you after they taste it! Trust me.