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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Informal Dinner or Luncheon

Informal Dinner or Luncheon

Simply start with a basic setting and add to it.
  1. If salad is to be served, the salad fork is placed to the left of the dinner fork. Eliminate the salad fork if no salad is served or place it to the right of the dinner fork to use as a dessert fork if appropriate. (The dessert fork can also be brought to the table when dessert is served.)
  2. If soup is served, set the bowl on the plate and a soup spoon to the right of the beverage spoon.
  3. Salad or bread and butter plates go to the left of the forks. Position butter plates above the forks with the butter spreader placed across the plate.
  4. Cup and saucer go above the spoons with the handle toward the right. Wine or water glasses handle toward the right. Wine or water glasses can be positioned to the left of the coffee cup. source:The Taste of Home Cookbook




This time I go for the blue color. Thanks to a friend she gave all her candles to me. Thanks Ms L. 




37 comments:

Gina said...

This is such a pretty tablescape. All that lovely blue looks great.

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

What a pretty tablescape, Kim. I love the color of the dishes and place mats. Lucky you to have such a nice friend who gave the candles to you. They make the table beautiful. Thanks for the lesson on setting the table. Sometimes it gets confusing to me when many pieces are used. I would love if you would add this to the Your Cozy Home Party. There is still time to do so. -----------Shannon

Alycia Nichols said...

Another really good tutorial!

Marigene said...

The patterns all mesh together together to make a beautiful table. Thanks for sharing, Kim!

wifetoalineman02 said...

beautiful table setting :-) visiting from MYM, hope that you can return the visit too.

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Cafe au lait said...

This is beautiful!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Erica (Irene) said...

Beautiful table settings and pretty blues. Thanks for sharing....Happy Blue Monday!!!!

Rovie said...

Beautifully crafted table setting...

Visiting here for MYM...

Rajesh said...

Beautiful arrangements.

Venus Guieb said...

what a lovely arrangements! very creative and artistic :)

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Robert Nicolaescu said...

Beautiful! Have a nice day!

imriz said...

couldn't find the comment box, manang kim. maybe because i am having erratic signals since this morning.

anyways, i would never wanna missed this chance of not commenting here. i just so loved ur blue themed table setting. i would want to have those same blues "in this lifetime" :)

thanks for the tips, too.

Marites said...

aw..i love your dinnerware and the table center decorations! great tips too.

emzkie said...

wow! very pretty Kim! i dont know how to put this and that and where to put it.. thanks for sharing this info.

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Luna Miranda said...

pretty! i like your blue & white dinnerware. the candles make it romantic.:p

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful setting Tita!!

My BLUE, have a nice day!

Liz said...

I love the setting! I love the blue dishes too. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
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LV said...

A very pretty table setting.

gengen said...

Wow its pretty arrangement...Visiting from MYM!

xinex said...

Beautiful tablescape! Love the blue and white too!.Christine

Leah H. said...

This is very informative and very helpful..Thank's for sharing!

Visiting for Blue Monday! Here's mine-hope you can stop by:)

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becca givens said...

Lovely tablescape ... I love candle settings ~~

Visiting from MYM ...

Here is my MYM entry!! Happy week!!

Gemma Wiseman said...

An exquisite table setting! Especially love the jewel-like detail of the candle centrepiece featured in the last photo!

Maria @ LSS said...

So pretty! Happy RT!

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Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Very pretty blue and white table!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

The beauty of this setting, just blows me away. Breathtaking and oh so homey/cozy wonderful.

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Ralph said...

Candles add a warm ambience to any table top - we light a jar candle at dinner each day, the warm glow so soothing. Nice!

Rebel Sweetheart said...

This table setting is so posh... I love it!
And I love the candles... they add even more elegance to the ambience. :)

Leah H. said...

I'm back again:)


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Hope you can stop by:)

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chubskulit said...

Very beautiful arrangment!!

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Leah H. said...

Pretty red candles!

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, such a beautiful tablescape. I love the blue and white transferware. Your accessories and centerpiece are beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Marice said...

that looks formal to me :)

Cheryl said...

Looks very cozy. I like the blue and white but not the silverware. I love the candle setting.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

This is one elegant table!


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Jhoveleen said...

I love that table setting plus the lighted candles that made it so romantic.

Visiting you from Mellow Yellow Monday .

Mona said...

so comfy, thanks for sharing some tips. Visiting via RT!

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