Place Settings







I thought I would show you examples of Proper Place Settings. As everyone knows, I am a big dish addict so, showing tablesettings is right up my alley. These are "proper" settings examples as opposed to "Tablescaping". Two very different things. I'll give you a quick defination of Tablescaping at the end of this post.

First up, we have Breakfast:



Now Lunch:



Family Dinner:



Formal Dinner:



And finally, Buffet:



Source: Replacements, LTD.


Now a little info on Tablescaping.

Definition of Tablescape
While you may be hard pressed to locate the definition of "tablescape" in a traditional dictionary, the functional meaning of tablescape in the catering, entertaining, and decorating industries refers to all of the decorating elements that you amass on your table to create a vignette. In a practical sense, this definition does not refer to the salt and pepper shakers on the table, but rather, to the decorating aspect of the tabletop.

Elements to Include in a Tablescape
Table Linens
Serving Pieces
Plates and Glassware
Flatware
Flowers
Candles
Decorative Items


Read more at Suite101: Tablescape Ideas: How to Create Your Own Table Display http://entertaining.suite101.com/article.cfm/tablescape_ideas#ixzz0mhiqK9e5






11 comments :

  1. oh did i just have a flash back to high school!!!! we had diagrams like that we had to study and were tested on as to placement!!! its something i had forgotten all about til seeing it here!!! thanks for the memory...i did pass those tests so its not a bad memory!!! lol have a wonderful day...beth

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  2. Love the 'proper' placement diagrams! How fun! I remembered most of it, a few things I had forgotten. This was fun and of course I am all about the tablescaping...it's my excuse I mean REASON for all those dishes!

    HUGS,
    Linda

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  3. Hi Diann! I love your very pretty pansy tea setting yesterday!.. And I do appreciate that you share some tips on proper place settings today! I am indeed becoming a dishaholic myself, and I have so much fun setting up the table for special occasions now! There has still been enough chill in the air, that garage/estate sales are very few and far between; but I did find one this past weekend, and came home with a cute little rooster and hen salt-n-pepper set! I was happy enough with that for now! ~tina

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  4. Thanks for the refresher. Is it okay that I don't always follow the proper way/ LOL!

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  5. Good information here. I remember my Home Economics subject when I was in elementary. Happy weekdays!

    ABC Wednesday~P

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  6. Oh yes, pleased to see I follow etiquette! lol Work from the outside in I was taught!

    Says it all really!
    Thanks so much for contributing,

    Denise (ABC Team)

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  7. This knowledge is passed down through the generations. As Denise says, it's generally safe to 'work from the outside in'.

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  8. It's interesting: Elizabeth Post, daughter-in-law and successor to Emily Post, kept teaching the basics of equiette, but she loosened up, too, and dealt with things her mother in-law would never have dreamed of talking about
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  9. I remember learning and occasionally using those wondrous settings but have given them up. Nice reminder!

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  10. thanks for the ettiquete of fine dining.

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