Monday, November 9, 2009

Table Settings for the Holidays

I think it's very important when hosting any holiday sit down dinner to set the table properly. I've known how to set a table since my parents gave me Brooks Brother's "A Lady At the Table" where it has a section on how to properly set a table. If you aren't familiar with how to set a table, there is a great video here. With Thanksgiving just 17 days away, and Christmas only 46 days away (so exciting!) the busy entertaining duties of everyone are in full swing! One of my favorite things that we do for the holiday season is host Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a celebration built around food so of course, the table must be set to display the wonderful food! A must in my book for hosting a sit down dinner is to have beautiful charger plates. I think charger plates can make any table look more elegant and inviting. Here are some of my favorites:
Crate & Barrel $12.95Crate & Barrel $16Food Service Warehouse $87 for 4
Mikasa Astor Place Charger $89.99Sur La Table $15.96

What are your favorite things about setting the table for a special occasion? Do you add any interesting personal touches? I'd love to know! Also, check out the lovely Christine's blog The Sweet Sea, she just started it, and I love it already! Have a wonderful Monday!

Outfit of the Day:

Turtleneck: Gap Body, Dress: Anne Taylor Loft, Shoes: Wanted, Watch: Invicta


Jill said...

I agree, I love a pretty table for all occasions. I love your selections of plates and chargers.

Caroline said...

I love the ones with the metallic balls around them. That's such a statement, gorgeous!

Headbands and Hand Bags said...

Chargers are such a fun addition to a table setting, and pretty reasonably priced! I love the beaded edge ones!

CRICKET said...

I am not a matchy-matchy person when it comes to the table so its fun to see how all my things actually go together without me even trying!

Anna said...

Why, silver cutlery of course. And a good row of glasses. They give a message that the host and hostess intend the dinner to be a celebration - absolutely not to boast with tableware, but to elevate the spirits of the dinner guests and to give a little push towawrds an atmosphere to remember. :c)

Henley on the Horn said...

You look adorable today, by the way!! My mama always taught me how to set the table and how to serve correctly! Happy early Thanksgiving! I have big gold chargers that I love!


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