How to Set a Table: Inspiration, Ideas, and Etiquette for Hosting Friends and Family

How to Set a Table: Inspiration, Ideas, and Etiquette for Hosting Friends and Family

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451498021
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 08/29/2017
Series: How to
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 518,801
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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POTTER, an imprint of the Crown Publishing group, is a lifestyle gift imprint, specializing in design, health, humor, style, stationery, and other paper products.

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How to Set a Table: Inspiration, Ideas, and Etiquette for Hosting Friends and Family 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
How to Set a Table is a little helpful book to pack away with the linens and keep on hand to set tables and trays up with nearly any kind of entertaining. How to Set a Table is divided into 9 chapters. This little book offers guidance on how to select dishes for entertaining, how to set the table, and how to set up specific kinds of table tops for events like potlucks, a breakfast bar, a picnic, and breakfast in bed. Each section has all sorts of little tips to add some warm touches to the full color pictures too. I particularly wanted How to Set a Table to use to teach my 15-year-old son as we homeschool through a foods class. I think it is especially helpful for teaching the younger generation about types of dishes and the proper way to set the table. While I knew most of that information, I did find the information on linens and ideas for table settings that I hadn't thought of before. I think this could be a handy little book to keep around for most people who only entertain now and again so need a refresher. It would make a nice gift for a wedding along with some dishes, etc. For my teatime followers, there are a couple of pages devoted to afternoon tea as well. As a bonus, I can always hope that our son will someday want our Lenox wedding china to use for special dates as the book suggests. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.
CuteEverything More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this lovely little fabric covered book! It includes lots of photos that make it clear how best to set a beautiful tablescape.It was interesting to me how much variety they had for different types of occasions and get-togethers. Fromm Movie Night to a Backyard BBQ and everything in between. It’s easy to flip through the book and get some great inspiration. It reminds me a little of the Danish hygge concept, as it encourages warm and inviting presentations for guests. There are a lot of practical tips for what you want to make sure you have for every celebration, no matter how small or big. I loved the idea for the birthday picnic!