Christmas and New Year’s seem like they were ages ago, don’t they? We’ve then had Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day is in just a few days. It seems as though as soon as one major holiday is over, another one is around the corner. Whether or not you celebrate all of these holidays, I don’t think that the celebrations should be on hold for special holiday days. Enjoying cocktails, dinner parties, or brunch withÂ family and friends is an excellent way to reenergize and toast everyone’s successes!Â AÂ beautiful table setting – for small and large gatherings – provides aÂ warmÂ welcomeÂ for yourÂ guests, and is a lovely preview for a delicious meal!
via Style Me Pretty
via Oui Oui Oui Studio
via Style Me Pretty
via A Low Country Wedding
I don’t know about you but I love a beautifully set table. I think my appreciation of table settings may have started when I was a 16 year old exchange student in France. In the family that I lived with it was the responsibility of the youngest son to set the table each evening. I think he was 9 years old at the time and I remember being surprised at how he took such care in setting each place. The cutlery was where it was supposed to be and each family member had a designated cloth napkin which he would arrange thoughtfully at each place. (I’m pretty sure when I was 9, I didn’t care much about how the table was set – even though it was one of my chores too.)
While I can’t say that my own table is perfectly set for each meal, I can say that I love setting a pretty table to welcome guests. The four table settings featured today are beautiful because, while they do differ, they are all inviting, well-presented, and – best of all – they are simple enough to recreate in my own home! The last image of a table setting how-to (for anyone who still can’t figure out the salad fork from the meat fork) completes today’s Friday Five.
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via Black Eiffel
via Ritzy Bee
via Say Yes to Hoboken
More table setting ideas here, here, and here.
Have a wonderful weekend! I hope you enjoy a delicious meal or two!
A delicate and easy DIY place setting. Perfect for brunch, don’t you think?
Lace place setting
Image courtesy of This is Glamorous.