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A Gracious Welcome: Etiquette and Ideas for Entertaining Houseguests

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They're coming for how long? This utterly charming guide brings together inspiration and advice for planning a visit that's relaxing and enjoyable for guest and host alike. From invitations no one could refuse to advice on furnishing a cozy guest bedroom and stocking a well-appointed bath, A Gracious Welcome is a refreshing approach to sharing the home turf with family and friends. Ranging from luxurious craft projects such as handmade bath salts to simple additions like a bedside bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers, here are pages of ways to make every guest feel welcome. Whether home is a bungalow in the 'burbs, an uptown pied-a-terre, or a roomy weekend cabin, hosts will find plenty of useful inpiration, plus ideas for easy meals. Chockful of tips for clever outdoor activities and day trips to please all ages, and adorned with delightful photographs throughout, A Gracious Welcome is an invaluable helper when loved ones come to stay.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811840835
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Nebens writes about lifestyle, entertaining, and home decor. She is the author of several books and a former writer and editor for Martha Stewart Living. Her work has also appeared in Home, Self, Cosmopolitan, and YM. She lives in Connecticut.

Sang An is a New York based photographer specializing in still life, interiors, and food.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 10
Part 1 Getting Started 12
Part 2 Preparing Your Home 36
Part 3 Spending Time with Guests 72
Resources 116
Index 118
Table of Equivalents 120
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