Yay, it’s my Friday. So happy to have some time off and time to spend with the family! I’m not cooking for Thanksgiving because y’all know I don’t boil water but I do love a pretty table. Thanksgiving is a great holiday to make a beautiful table with all the trimmings. Today I’m sharing a quick guide to Place Setting 101.
Proper Place Setting
An easy way to remember is the utensils are used from the outside in. Use a new utensil for each course (don’t save your salad fork to use with the main course, for instance). The silverware is used in this order – first, salad fork, then soup spoon, then fork and knife, and last the dessert fork and spoon. The smaller bread knife is placed across the bread plate positioned to the upper left of the plate. The water-glass is the largest and is placed above the knives. To its right and slightly in front of it is the red wine glass or the smaller white wine glass.
When you don’t know what utensil to use, watch what your host does and follow suit.
Place Setting is not that hard and it’s never too early to show the kiddos, they’ll thank you later!
And, THANK YOU so much for visiting me at robincharmagne. I am so appreciative of the support of my pretty readers!
Have a great Thanksgiving and I’ll chat with ya’ on Monday!
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Photo by Lawrence Luk