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I apologize that my post is going to be short and sweet. I fell and injured my right arm and shoulder, (I’ll be fine in a week, just a sprain) therefore I am limited on my typing, photo taking, etc…
Many people wonder how to set a table properly. Below is a very detailed chart of the proper way to set a table. Above is how I like to do things, a little more simple and customized.
- Print a menu of the evenings dinner. (so fun and special)
- Choose a napkin like my funky yellow floral one for a great backdrop.
- Use square plates instead of round to make it more modern and interesting. (keep it white though)
- I love using black and white photographs to make it personalized whenever I can. I printed a photo of the couple whose anniversary we were celebrating and attached it to the menu with a clothespin. Whimsical and practical.
- Use the clothespin as your place card as well by writing the guest name on it. So easy and unique.
- Search your garden (or your sisters, like I did) to find great things like succulents to decorate the table. No floral smells that might interfere with the wonderful aromas of dinner or guests allergies, will be present with succulents. (hopefully)
Tips to help you remember include:
- The bread plate goes to the left of the plate—touching your index finger and thumbs together, your left-hand forms a “b” shape for bread.
- To the right of the plate should be the knife and spoon—both have five letters, just like the word “right.” On the left, four letters is the fork area.
- The knife will point to the water glass, with wine glasses to the right.