Celebrate your Table With the Colors of the Season

Saffron Marigold - Updated: November 26, 2019

When planning you Thanksgiving table decor, look to the colorful, swirling leaves outside your window for a sense of inspiration. The rich, bold hues of our Moroccan Spice Route capture the colors of the season and bring to mind the warm, fragrant spices found at the Thanksgiving dessert table!

We know that our customers are far from “one size fits all,” so we’d like to share a few different ideas on how to create three distinct holiday tablescapes using Spice Route: Bohemian, Handmade, and Moroccan.

Bohemian Spice Route

Table Linens

All of your friends will be dying to know your secrets: “Where on earth do you find such fabulously unique table linens”? Since you’re easy-going, free-spirited, and generous, you’ll probably tell them that your linens are hand printed in India and designed with love by Saffron Marigold. Once your Spice Route tablecloth is glowing on the table, add any of these coordinating cotton dinner napkins for a look that’s as interesting as you and your crowd.


Spice Route Tablecloth: This handprinted piece has a rich variety of tones from burgundy and ochre to bright red and robin’s egg blue. There’s lots of room to play with this!

Spice Route Dinner Napkins: For napkins that are perfectly coordinated, choose our Spice Route dinner napkins. A tribal chevron pattern catches the eye and moves into a wonderfully detailed blue and copper border.

Register Placemats, CB2: Amp up the boho vibe on this holiday table with these cotton dinner napkins that feature a peacock feather and trellis print. They’ll really pull out the turquoise tones in the Spice Route print!

Tropical Garden Dinner Napkins:  When placed alongside the bold geometric pattern of Spice Route, these pretty flowers make for a beautiful table setting.


From global window treatments to eclectic tableware, these tips will ensure that your boho chic holiday dining table feels warm, welcoming, and wonderful.

Rustic Red Sheer Beaded Window Valance Treatment
Saffron Marigold

Ruby Kilim Beaded Valance

For a quick and easy seasonal update, hang a beaded valance atop an existing curtain (or even above a doorway for true boho style)! The bold gold motifs will connect with the warmth of Spice Route.

Handmade ceramic plates

Blue Crackle Dinner Plates by Leslie Freeman Designs, Etsy

Turquoise tableware highlights the jewel tones in the Spice Route print. They create a great contrast to the rich reds in the tablecloth design.


Copper Top Holders, Viva Terra

Line the table with coppery, flickering lights for a festive ambiance.

Faux Heather And Wheat Bundles
World Market

Faux Heather And Wheat Bundles, World market

For a boho chic holiday table, combine organic texture, seasonal beauty, and harvest style into your thanksgiving centerpieces.

Handmade Spice Route

Table Linens

Of course, we love the beauty of handmade items; after all, we are preserving the ancient art of Indian block printing! Let’s get our Handmade holiday started by choosing from three lovely hand blocked linen napkins,  any of which will be a lovely accompaniment to your Thanksgiving table decor!


Spice Route Table Runner: If you have a lovely table that you just can’t bear to cover up, consider using a table runner! All of our prints are designed in-house by Anisha Ghosh and carefully block printed by artisans in Rajasthan, India.

Indian Summer Dinner Napkin: These pretty napkins will shine next to your Spice Route runner. Together, the natural colors of fall will be celebrated at your table.

Vanilla Glace Dinner Napkin: These white and gold cotton dinner napkins will add a layer of easy texture to your Spice Route table.

Red Poppy Dinner Napkins: A cousin of our Indian Summer napkin, hand printed Red Poppy offers a mellow ground and a bright border. These would be fun to mix and match!


Winter holidays just lend themselves to natural, organic design. The ideas of working hard to create a wonderful dinner for friends and of celebrating bounty with loved ones are ideas that speak to the heart. If you love unique wears that are made with love, you’ll love the handmade Spice Route accessories we’ve chosen for you.

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Spice Route Curtain (complementary)

We are offering complementary prints, and this one is a showstopper! The bold, tribal chevron will create a look that’s inspired and distinctive.

Pedra Artisan Dinnerware 16-Piece Set
Crate and Barrel

Pedra Artisan Dinnerware, Crate & Barrel

This lovely, hand-stamped set is heirloom quality, and the variety of color and pattern makes it extremely versatile (as well as functional).

Himalayan Trading Post

Wooden Candle Tray, Himalayan Trading Post

These simple, rustic candle trays add a charming handmade touch to your Thanksgiving table decor.

Berry And Burlap Pillar Candle Ring
World Market

Berry and Burlap Pillar Candle Ring, West Elm

When using candles in your thanksgiving table decor, be sure to include these faux orange and red berries mix with burlap leaves–easy holiday decor in an instant!

Moroccan Spice Route

Table Linens

Spice Route is one of our quintessential Moroccan prints. The print and colors tell the story of bustling markets, fragrant spices, and vibrant shoppers. Use our round Spice Route Moroccan tablecloth in your home, and you’ll transport “far, far away” right to your own space. Your guests will love to tell tales of their “travels” to your home for the holidays.


Spice Route Round Tablecloth: Use this far eastern tablecloth when family and friends are gathered round a large round table, or drape it over an extra table when you’re serving food buffet style and want an exotic serving space.

Mosaique Bleue Dinner Napkins: These Moroccan-styled beauties will pick up on the lapiz blues in Spice Route and tease them out nicely. Choose these napkins if you want to accent the blue and chocolate tones in your Thanksgiving table decor.

Ruby Kilim Dinner Napkins: A geometric kilim pattern will fit in nicely with the Moroccan vibe and warm palette of our tablecloth.

Fete Royale Dinner Napkins: Not afraid to mix colors and patterns? Layer it on by using our lively holiday print, Fete Royale, which helps to create a bright and joyous holiday table setting for your guests.


Moroccan accessories and food are savory, rich, exotic, and fun! Use bright colors that are rooted in earth tones, geometric patterns, and a bit of gilt. This year, let guests know that you’re making a bit of a departure from traditional holiday fare and intersperse some unusual Moroccan offerings along with family favorites into your Thanksgiving table decor (or other holiday tables!).

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Spice Route Cafe Curtain

Did you know we offer cafe curtains? If you have an open floor plan, you might like to tie into your Spice Route dining room by hanging a kitchen curtain in your cooking space.

Treasure Sofmorocco

Ceramic Water Pitcher, Treasures of Morocco

Use this colorful piece of pottery with your Spice Route tablecloth to create a stunning Moroccan table for your home.

Planters And Terrariums
World Market

Faceted Terrarium, World Market

Fill with fruit, nuts, or a single pillar candle for an easy seasonal centerpiece.

Gilded Etched Bottle
Shop Terrain

Gilded Etched Bottle, Terrain

The botanical motif nods to the season; the gold paint adds warmth and shine, and it all works together in a beautiful vase. Fill with blooms (faux or real) in seasonal shades for your Thanksgiving table decor.

Whatever your design mantra is, we have inspiring ideas and helpful suggestions for you. Use a couple of these ideas, or mix and match with a few of your own, for a really memorable holiday table that reflects your unique, authentic self. Celebrate!

18 responses

  1. Gorgeous!!! Love this print! Pretty sure my mom has the matching curtains 🙂

    • Good taste must run in the family! 🙂 I love Spice Route too – it’s a flexible print because it has so many colors in it…. I have it in my dining room and it’s perfect for fall.

  2. – The Spice Route tablecloth perfectly complements my other fall decorations and the earthy tones will definitely spice up my Thanksgiving dinner table 🙂

    – My center pieces will be large candle holders with fall color leaves motif and pumpkin shaped candles in them. I’ll add the little gourds and the pine cone turkey crafts my sons did !!!!

  3. My red plates would look amazing on this tablecloth! I don’t know if I’d do much else as I just love food as a centerpiece when you have a tablecloth this striking.

  4. I love this tablecloth! I would use my antique brass candle sticks, some polish pottery to mix it up and keep the table happy and eclectic, and our cream-colored china to bring in a bit of elegance. My house is a bit of everything I love and my Thanksgiving table would reflect that, especially with family sitting around it!

  5. I love Spice Route. I would not hesitate to use it on my Thanksgiving table and add pumpkins of different sizes (some carved out as candleholders) in rich colors as a centerpiece.

  6. The reds in the Spice Route would be a beautiful back drop & grounding for our thanksgiving dinner! The colors are gorgeous!w

  7. This would be great for Thanksgiving at my in-laws. My MIL is undergoing chemo for breast cancer; we offered to host Thanksgiving at their house so that she can enjoy the day but not deal with any of the stress. She loves to decorate and does lovely centerpieces. This tablecloth would go great with the bittersweet so abundant around here in NH. Thanks for the giveaway offer!

  8. Many have already posted great decorating ideas!

    This design would make a wonderful Thanksgiving motif because of the colors. Keep the good ideas coming.

  9. I would dress my table in this rich, linen tablecloth, adorning it with my vintage ruby bubble depression wear. My cobalt blue depression glass candle holders would light up the scene, as would my yellow Vaseline glass serving bowls. A center piece of gilded gourds and sugared pears would adorn my Munising wooden bowl. Pull out the old silverware. Sit back and soak in the vibe.

  10. Use this rustic red table cloth on a heavy wooden dining table, combine this with Asian themed silver candlesticks…

  11. I have this print for my duvet cover, shams & a window panel. Amazingly enough, the table cloth would look great in my eclectic dining room. The wall color is a bluish green and I have a large framed print of Persian polo players (with warm spice colors) on the wall. Oh, yes, the table cloth would be lovely!

  12. Darn, hit submit too soon. Meant to add that I have a crystal chandelier, red art glass & chrome sconces and my grandmother’s silver tea service in that room. Crystal plates, my husband’s grandmother’s sterling flatware, and natural elements like pumpkins and pomegranates would complete the look.

  13. Loved this post! It’s a lovely twist on the traditional thanksgiving table. A great fusion of exotic and rustic at the same time. And love love love this print tablecloth with the turquoise dishes. One of my favorite combinations!

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