Thanksgiving TableWhether you’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time, or your house is the holiday hot spot every year, these tips will help you set the perfect table for your feast.

Choose a theme. A theme will help you focus on elements that will enhance your table without taking away from the experience you’re trying to create. For example, if your theme is “shine,” you might opt for metallic accents sprinkled throughout the tablescape, such as gold or silver napkin holders or spray-painted gourd clusters for centerpieces.

Add elegant touches. Chargers are special oversized plates that sit beneath dining plates. As each course is cleared, the charger remains on the table awaiting the next dish. Chargers also serve as protection for your table cloth, and can be used with or without placemats. Another elegant touch is a specially folded napkin. You don't need a fancy swan, simply fold your napkins into a pocket shape where you can place utensils or a menu.

Create height, without obstructing the view. Tall candle holders or glass vases with metallic branches are an ideal way to add height to your Thanksgiving table, just make sure the placement doesn’t interfere with your guests’ conversations.

Don’t forget the kids! If you have enough children in your family to have a kids table, make it a fun place for them to be. Include trivia place cards or small games they can entertain themselves with.

Our Thanksgiving Table Pinterest Board features some beautiful, creative ideas for your family table and the kids’ table, too!

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Andrea and Bill believe in the value of fine, handcrafted furnishings. They see these pieces as an investment to be passed down through the generations.

That’s why we carry collections from some of the world’s best furniture makers, including the Stickley brand.

Stickley Furniture has been in operation since 1900. The brand was started by a group of brothers in the spirit of an old Flemish craftsman’s phrase Als Ik Kan, which translates to “to the best of my ability.” Gustav Stickley, the company’s first furniture designer and maker, marked his pieces with the phrase to assure customers that Stickley furniture was of the finest quality – every piece made with honor, integrity and pride.

Their first pieces used solid construction, what-you-see-is-what-you-get joinery, and the highest quality woods available. Finishes were not thick gums, but clear dyes that allowed natural grain to sparkle. It’s that commitment to quality that resulted in beautiful, practical, and exceedingly strong and long-lasting furnishings. And the company continues these founding practices to this day, 117 years later.

Recently, at their annual Dealer Weekend event, the L & J.G. Stickley company honored Reid’s Fine Furnishings as a Champion of Per Capita Sales. This means we’ve shared our love of the Stickley brand with the highest population percentage of any Stickley dealer anywhere.

We’re proud to receive this award, and hope you’ll stop by our showrooms in Roanoke or Forest to learn more about the Stickley story and how these incredible furnishings will be the antiques you pass along to your family.

Celebrating 20 years in RoanokeThis week marks a special occasion in the history of Reid’s Fine Furnishings – our 20th anniversary. Sometimes, it seems like a lifetime ago that Bill and I were on our way to dinner at Norberto’s when we passed an empty storefront in Grandin Village. We begged the building’s owner to show us the space that night, and immediately signed the lease that would begin our legacy. Other times, we wonder where the time has gone! We’ve been having so much fun, the last 20 years have just flown by.

As we celebrate 20 years in business, we also celebrate the people who helped make Reid’s the fine furniture destination Roanoke deserves. Most of the people on our team have been with us for more than a decade. We’ve also had the privilege of having front-row seats to the revitalization of the Grandin Village community, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have played a small part in it.

We’re also delighted to be celebrating the opening of our second showroom in Forest, so we can bring tomorrow’s antiques to the Lynchburg area.

Though we’ve been at this for a while now, we have no intention of getting stale! We’ll continue to add exciting new furniture designs to our collections and bring you accessories and lighting that you can’t live without. When your children and grandchildren are outfitting their new homes, you’ll know just where to send them for the best interior design advice in Virginia.

Join us as we toast to 20 years and many more to come today and tomorrow at the Roanoke showroom. We’ll be serving champagne and other refreshments from 2-5pm.

We’re also running an anniversary sale – 40% off select Stickley pieces from now until November 2nd – at both showrooms. Call 540-342-1844 or 434-525-2020 for details.

Forest FrontReid’s has opened a second showroom to serve the needs of our customers in the Lynchburg and Forest metro areas. Our new 5,200 square-foot store is located at 14805 Forest Road in Suite 101 in Forest, Virginia.

Our owner Andrea Reid Waide says “We have made it our goal from day one to offer the highest quality home furnishings available, a pleasant and fun shopping environment, and professional sales and service - and we look forward to becoming a positive, active member of the Forest community."

Andrea and Bill personally choose every item they sell, from American, primarily family-owned companies.The new location in Forest will also offer customers highly respected furniture brands, including Stickley, Ekornes Stressless, McKinley Leather, John Richard, Our House Designs, C.R. Laine, and many more.

We also offer personalized design consultation by appointment. Call 434.525.2020 to arrange an appointment at the Forest location or contact the Roanoke showroom at 540.342.1844.


ColorWheel2Color is the decorating glue that holds your home together. A beautiful color scheme can make your whole house seem well planned and organized. Even though color plays an important role in the way your home looks and feels, there are no hard and fast rules about finding the right palette. Color choices are personal. Start with what you love. Deciding on a scheme doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are ways to find colors that please you, make you happy or energize you. Just about anything can serve as inspiration. Where to start; look at a piece of fabric or rug that you’ve always wanted to use. Choose your primary color with that in mind. Paint is an inexpensive and simple way to change the whole atmosphere of your home. Ask yourself: what’s your favorite color? How do you react to color? How do you want this space to feel? How much light is there in the space? Color cues can come from just about anywhere. With all of this in mind, “don’t be afraid of color”.