Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Juste Semetaite
Although the first American Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621, the last Thursday in November was officially declared a day of thanksgiving by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863, hoping the new national holiday would help unite the nation during the hard times of the Civil War. Today's Thanksgiving celebration is synonymous with feasting, football and family and continues to be a day for Americans to come together around a table. Hence, freshening up the tradition and setting a modern holiday table can help make for a memorable meal and family time. What better way to jazz up your Thanksgiving table if not by adding a contemporary twist to the beautiful traditional table setting using unique 3D printed tableware items?
CENTERPIECE: Vase that will Amaze?
You don't need to spend a lot of money on a ready-made Thanksgiving centerpiece. A unique approach or a smart idea is enough to make your own decoration look exceptional. To feed the holiday spirit, you can choose from flowers, fruits, plants or candles - at the end, nothing beats homemade. Decorating any festive table with a bouquet of sorts has never turned out to be a bad idea, so we've browsed the marketplace to handpick the most conspicuous vase designs. You can go ahead and 3D print the centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table!
CANDLES: Atmosphere, atmosphere, atmosphere
Candles are the essential tableware accessories you can't afford to ignore. From the show-stopping candle sticks to the simple tealights - you can use any of them to effortlessly bring a flair to your table. Little tricks - like bottle candelabra or matchstick holder - can give your table setting an authentic feel, so don't miss your chance to create an inspiring holiday atmosphere without investing too much time or money.
Matchstick holder by maga2811
Candle Stick Holders by Marie Chan
Nature plug by by Michael Malapert
Bottle Candelabra by Cults
One Bowl Can Change it All
An interesting-looking bowl can make an incredibly important addition to your centerpiece arrangement, so don't be afraid to be choosy and experiment a little. If you opt for fruits and flowers, it will look fantastic, but won't last. You can make a superb centerpiece that would work as a house decor all season long. A right shape, size and design of a bowl is so easy to achieve when you have a 3D printer, so don't worry about introducing new concepts to your traditional family meal.
Dark Side 3D Printed Objects by Michael Malapert
Boolean Bowl by hugoarcier
Other Cool Things to Add to Your Table
Don't stop at candles and pumpkin bowls - there's so much more you can add to your table to make it look and feel special. Unique cutlery, placeholders, bottle coasters and napkin rings - make this year's Thanksgiving a memorable feast.
Catch | Sensible Incense Holder by ibudmen
Crystal Napkin Ringby faberdasher
Pig and Veg Toothpicks by mathgrrl
Turkey, Pumpkins and Other Essentials
Add Thanksgiving themed 3D printable accessories to your table setting to create a dramatic, stand-out centerpiece. No Thanksgiving can do without a turkey (it's like celebrating Christmas without a Christmas tree!), so make sure you have this iconic bird sitting on your festive table.
Thanksgiving Turkey by zbrushingmx
Thanksgiving Menorah by stevemedwin