How to Set A Table

how to set the table


This hip, fabric-covered guide includes creative ways to style a table–whether for a sit-down dinner, cocktail party, brunch buffet, picnic in the park, and other fun get-togethers

Whether you live in a small apartment or sprawling suburban kitchen, How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming family and friends in your home. This gift book, wrapped in a pretty, printed fabric, serves as a practical step-by-step guide to entertaining–with extra information on etiquette, place setting basics, centerpieces, mixing and matching, essential glassware, and napkin folds. With unexpected ideas for using all the great tableware you can find at flea markets, chain stores, or around the house, How to Set a Table updates a classic topic for a new generation of hosts.

So, let me admit something….. I totally got How to Set A Table …… for my homeschooled highschooler. I know weird, but let me explain.

Ash is taking a bunch of “Life Skills” classes this year. Baking, car maintenance, home budget management, and the list goes on. So I thought how cute it would be to review this book so we could make our table very pretty.

I really did like this book. It went through the basics of cutlery and plates needed and types of materials they are made from. Now, when I say basics I mean the very basics. I know there are more than four types of plates or even five settings of silverware. But this is a great book for the every day person.

I may never sit at a meal that has multiple courses and even use something as crazy as an asparagus fork. Truth is I am just a regular person… and that is who this book is for. I loved all the little ideas of how to re-use what you have. How to incorporate patterns, the use of patterns, and especially linen napkins! ( I personally think that is something that should be brought back!)

Just putting in the effort to make whoever you are with feel extra special. That is what it is all about.

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (August 29, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 045149802X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451498021


I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.



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