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    Thanksgiving Tablescape

    Thanksgiving is not only a time for family and friends to gather around a feast, but also to remember our blessings and life lessons learned from the year.  I think it’s in everyone’s heart to find happiness and being grateful is one of the easiest ways to get to that state of mind.  So for this special occasion, I styled a Thanksgiving tablescape with gorgeous partyware products from Fineline Settings.  They have a nice selection of disposable plates, serving platters, utensils, and food storage solutions.  All the pieces used in this tablescape are also listed at the bottom.

    For this tablescape, I wanted to create a calming and clean harvest inspired vibe.  I incorporated real flowers, greenery and produce like these light colored pumpkins to make the table inviting. I also used a few tapered candles to make it more special.

    For the place settings, I kept it clean and simple with square white plates and silver cutlery. These colors also look very nice on top of a linen tablecloth.  I layered on a white solid square salad plate on top of the dinner plate and placed a mini pie on top.  The silver cutlery comes in a combo pack of knives, forks and spoons which made it convenient for setting out on the table.

    For the drinkware, I love the elegance of these stemless champagne flutes for serving apple cider or another beverage and the stemless goblet for water.  It’s amazing how changing the drinkware can make drinking juice or water feel like a special occasion.  I also used a couple of carafes with lids to hold extra juice for easy refills.  I really like the lids to prevent spills in case someone is reaching over the table to pass the bread.

    Once the meal is ready to be served, the floral arrangement, candles and some of the pumpkins can be moved to make room for the food platters.  I used the large oval white bowl to serve the turkey and dressed it with different fruits and herbs to keep with the harvest theme.


    Fineline Setting’s collection of serving platters and bowls come in different sizes and shapes for the perfect presentation of each dish as displayed in the photo below.  Starting from the top left, I used a smaller white oval bowl to serve macaroni and cheese.  Next to it is a clear gravy boat that is great for pouring over mashed potatoes or turkey.  Beside the gravy, I used a larger white square platter for a cranberry apple salad.  Below the salad, I used a rectangular white platter to serve steamed green beans with walnuts.  I also added some white corn in a small dimpled bowl.  On the bottom left, I used a smaller white square platter to serve the buttery croissants.  Above the bread, I used a larger dimpled bowl to serve the creamy mashed potatoes.  They also have a variety of large spoons, forks, tongs, and salad tongs that are ideal for guests to serve themselves.

    Here are additional photos of how beautiful the food looks on the platters and in the bowls. 

    Cranberry apple salad on a large square platter with salad tongs. 

    Green beans and walnuts on a rectangular platter.

    Creamy mashed potatoes in the large dimpled bowl.

    Once the feast is over, it’s usually time to clean up and store the leftovers.  The super bowl plus collection comes with a variety of bowl sizes and lids that are perfect for storing leftovers in the fridge.  Or, packing for guests to take home with them. They are also wonderful for transporting food if you are making a fresh dish to bring over to someone else’s home to celebrate Thanksgiving.

    The bowls are also available in single meal size containers if your guests only  want to take leftovers home for one meal. For example, this salad here will be an easy take home meal your guests can enjoy later on.

    This Thanksgiving tablescape was a pleasure to style and the variety of partyware collections available through Fineline Settings made it easy to set an elegant table, present food beautifully, and store leftovers for later.  They are also available in other colors to match different Thanksgiving tablescape designs.  It may not always be easy to remember to be thankful during difficult times, but I’m grateful we live in a country where there is a holiday to help remind us.  Happy Thanksgiving!





    Products Used:

    Place Setting:

    9.5" Solid Sq Dinner Plate, White

    8" Solid Sq Salad Plate, White

    12 oz Solid Square Bowl, White

    Sliver Secrets 24 Count Combo Cutlery, Silver

    10 oz Renaissance Stemless Champagne Flute, Clear

    12 oz Renaissance Stemless Goblet, Clear

    35 oz Carafe w/ Lid


    9” Large Dimpled Bowl, White

    6” Small Dimpled Bowl, White

    14”x 21” Oval Bowl, White

    16” x 11” Oval Bowl, White

    Flairware 9”x13” Serving Tray, White

    Serving Utensils in White or Silver 

    Food Storage:

    Super Bowl Plus 160 oz, Black

    Super Bowl Plus 64 oz, Clear

    Custom Printing - aka, Enhancing Your Company's Branding

    A little while ago we gave you an insider’s glance at how our sample requests are processed. Since it is part of our on-going mission statement not only to provide you with the highest quality products, but also to relate and bond with you as a company that has become a family, we thought we’d take you inside another highly integral aspect of our commitment to excellence… our Print Production.

    Here at Fineline, we offer printed options for dozens of products we sell. If a customer is looking to spice up an event or brand themselves, we can print graphics in an array of colors and sizes onto their requested product! Sometimes, we can even print multi-colored logos, or on multiple sides!

    We take a great deal of pride in this service, as it gives a personal, hand-crafted touch to a customer’s event! Just as before, let us show you some of the hard-work that goes into a printed order here at Fineline Settings!

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    As printing requires a special eye for detail, our Print Production Specialist is thoroughly trained in every aspect of the position, especially because a print job’s most important step is not the actual printing, itself. A print job officially begins with ink mixing. The inks that we use are food safe, and we thin them with a, well… thinning compound. We do this to find the ideal viscosity of the ink to assure it prints clearly and accurately on the surface of the product we intend to print on. Every job is different, and some products or logos require an ink consistency like honey, while others may require a thinned viscosity much like coffee creamer. Sorry for the weird analogy… but I guess it’s close to lunch time for me, and I’m hungry after all of this printing!

    Once we are satisfied with the consistency, we pour the ink into our inkwell, which is lined with a ceramic ring that helps spread the ink evenly over the logo plate.

    This is what we call the printing plate. It is gently but securely screwed to a metal base, and once we are sure there are no imperfections or dirt, we attach the inkwell carefully to the plate. This step is very important, as the metal base is magnetic, and if the plate is not attached to the inkwell with a quick flick of the wrist, it can cause the inkwell to jump and spill ink everywhere! Yes… this has happened to me, and our Print Production Specialist… and nothing ruins a nice pair of shoes… or a shirt… or pants… or your mood- like spilling bright red ink all over everything.


    Once we have successfully avoided the above-mentioned mess, we bring the plate and inkwell to the actual print machine, and we slip the metal base onto the track, lock the inkwell into position, and attached the printing pad, and then we’re ready to start!

    … Just kidding.

    This squishy blue thing is our printing pad. Just like with ink viscosity, each print job requires a specific pad. It is a soft, rubbery material that picks up the ink from the plate and then transfers it to the product.

    Now that we have set the machine up, now it’s time to test… and test… until we get the perfect print. From here we adjust the alignment of the machine, assure the air pressure which the machine functions on is regulated, and fiddle and fiddle until we are satisfied and getting a consistently ideal result. Some jobs are easier than others… while some can be… challenging. Regardless, we always get it done, whether it be ten cases… or two hundred cases!



    Every item is printed, packed and labelled by loving hands. Yes, sure, it takes time… but patience is a virtue and exceptional quality is kind of our thing.

    Perhaps the second most important step of a print day… is after we’re done printing. We set aside at least 30 minutes so that we can adequately clean up and get ready for the next day (as one print job often takes multiple days to complete). Our Print Production Specialist takes special care to clean every inch of the plate, the base, and the inkwell. Each piece must be cleaned thoroughly, as even a drop of dried ink (especially between the logo plate and the metal base) could cause irrevocable damage! We make sure that by the end of the day that all pieces are set safely away, and the machine and air compressor is shut off! All the while, looking forward to the next morning when we get to do it all again, refreshed, invigorated and excited to complete our jobs on schedule!

    If you’re not just entertained by this insider sneak-peak, but also interested in how YOU can upgrade your events with a personalized printed item of your very own, then click the link below and one of our amazing printing experts will get in touch with you and help guide you through this process!

    Find a Sales Rep In Your Area

    Thanks again for taking the time to join us on this little adventure, and we hope it helps you better understand the love and care that goes into every order we receive, from samples, to stock orders, and specially printed products! We hope you have the best day, and a wonderful holiday!

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