Between trimming the turkey, whipping the mashed potatoes and baking the pumpkin pie, who has time to think about decorating for Thanksgiving? The good news is that it doesn’t have to be a chore. Here, local store owners from Calverton to Greenport identify six items they believe can add a touch of style to any holiday table.
“Using a simple vessel like this is an easy way to make your Thanksgiving table look beautiful because you can fill it with gourds or pumpkins,” said Phoebe & Belle owner Kathy Perretta of this narrow tray. Ms. Perretta’s Cutchogue shop, which opened earlier this year at the location of the former Down Home Store, sells the glazed ceramic piece in two sizes: 20.5 by 5.5 inches ($52) and 28 by 5.5 inches ($65).
Made in Portugal, the sleek, earthy tray has the contemporary feel many people now gravitate toward when decorating for the holidays, Ms. Perretta said.
“I think everybody wants to live a little less formally now,” she said. “It’s not always about having the best china — it’s about making everybody comfortable.”
Phoebe & Belle is located at 37070 Main Road, Cutchogue, 631-765-5120.