A Lesson in Place Setting.

Friday, April 15, 2011

The other week I found myself stumped on which side the fork and knife went when trying to set a table for a dinner at my sister's place.  Yes, I embarrassingly didn't know how to properly set a table!  Thanks to the internet and a little research, I won't be having that problem anymore.  My aunt told me about a place setting diagram she uses that she taped inside of one of her cabinets.  I think this is a great idea as it will be sure to come in handy when hosting guests. I think a well set and decorated table brightens up any meal.  I'm inspired by the images below created by some of the best designers including Tory Burch, Kelly Wearstler, and Monique Lhuillier. I'm looking forward to an occasion where I can try and produce equally appealing settings!

1. Tory Burch Table Setting  2. Kelly Wearstler Table Setting  3. Casual Table Setting  4. Lunch in the Garden 
5. Country Table Setting  6. Rachel Ashwell Table Setting  7. Monique Lhuillier Table Setting


jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

these table settings are so pretty! i especially love the outdoor ones (3,4,6)!

pancakeSTACKER said...

Hey girls! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Super cute one you have here! I am definitely a new follower :) I especially love the animal print post below! I always get confused about my table setting manners, haha. Thanks for the refresher!

Stop by soon! xoxo!

Gawgus things... said...

One of the best parts of having people round to dinner is dressing the table! I love it :)xxx

Lauren said...

I am actually really glad you shared this, I am always stumped which one is which.


Cookie and Kate said...

When I was little, my mom and grandmother always tried to teach me how to set a table and I always resisted their instruction. I finally learned the basics on my own. It was time!

Kristine - A Graceful Home said...

It can be really confusing. One tip that has always helped me is fork and left both have 4 letters and knife and right both have five! It's so helpful to see it all in a diagram! Love all of these gorgeous place settings! Just became your newest follower!

Anya adores said...

Loving these tutorials on how to - just in time for Easter and luncheons :O)
Have a great one yourselves.
A xx

Miyan said...

this is cute and its a great idea to tape it to the inside of your cabinet! glad my grandparents taught me...something ill never forget :)



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