How To: Properly Set the Table

{simple place setting for an informal meal}
Whether you are eating solo or having guests over for the holidays there is a proper etiquette you should follow for a perfectly set table.  Here are a few tips, tricks and diagrams to help you create the ideal eating environment.

• The word “forks” will help you remember the order for a basic place setting. (Fork, O for the plate, R right side Knife and Spoon.)
• The knife blade always faces the plate
• The napkin goes to the left of the fork or on the plate. 


9 comments :

  1. Ahhhhh love the "FORK"....thanks for sharing:)

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  2. I grew up in a pretty formal setting so I've always known how to set the table. My husband on the other hand (6 years later), still can't remember the utensils proper place! ;) xoxo A-

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  3. I don't host a lot of formal events, but who knows - it might come in handy some day! I love your placemat:)

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  4. Great tips! I'm going to pin these for future reference.

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  5. Love that you posted this! Drives me crazy when the knife is on the wrong side or facing out. My mom was good at teaching us proper set up! ;)

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  6. This is excellent information to know! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. very helpful i must say. i would never have even bothered to look this up.. never know when I go out for Fine Dining! :-)
    Thanks girl, happy friday!

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