As seen July 9, 2009 in the Washington Post
After two decades of watching and helping my mother set the table in the dining room,
I grew to love making a beautiful table setting.
If there is ever any confusion as to how to set the table Emily Post is always a good source to check.
How to layout a place setting
This is the diagram for a three-course meal. Post calls this the “informal setting” but it works as formal at my house.
In case the Queen is coming use this one instead…
Table Settings Inspiration for Entertaining
I chose the Herend Chinese Bouquet in Raspberry for my china and my sister chose it in green.
I was given antique desert plates from England for a wedding gift, which are a wonderful addition.
A more contemporary pattern that I think is pretty is from Thomas Goode in London.
If you haven’t been and love china put it on your list for next time you are there.
and Herend’s Queen Victoria
Do you love china too? What do you set with?
I hope you have enjoyed seeing a variety of inspirational table settings for entertaining.
Also, check out Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Backporch!
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Photo Credits: Southern Accents (1,6,7) , Emily Post (2,3), Scully & Scully (4,10,11,12), Charlotte Moss (5), via coco cozy (9), Thomas Goode (8,13)