Friday, November 19, 2010

Ready, Set The Table

Setting the table properly is a talent one should have from an early age, but for those of you who were day dreaming during that lesson, here is the skinny from the folks at
Martha Stewart Living:

"Once you realize table setting is based on logic, things become less intimidating," says etiquette consultant Pamela Hillings, author of "Manners in a Minute: Dining." For example, you begin eating a meal by using the flatware at the outside left and right, and then work toward the plate as the meal proceeds. Stemware is set above and to the right of the dinner plate; bread-and-butter plates sit above the plate and to the left.

Flatware should align with the bottom rim of the charger, a large plate, which will be removed after the first course (napkin rings, customary at family meals, may be used as a festive decoration). The water glass stands above the dinner knife, white wine to its right, and red wine top center."

See.. wasn't that easy?