Since so much thought, time, and preparation goes into making the Thanksgiving meal I think it's important to properly set the table. From the utensils to the water glass, it can be hard to remember where everything goes. That's why I've put together this helpful slideshow — learn how to create an elegant place setting now.
Last weekend I went up to my parents' house in Sonoma County, and I was excited to see it was officially Summer. Not only was the weather gorgeous, but my mom had decorated the kitchen for the season. She's swapped out her Spring table setting for a more tropical, sunny setting. Since the Fourth of July is around the corner, and it certainly calls for specific decorations, I'm wondering, do you change your kitchen's look ever so slightly to match the time of year?
At a party, Diffa's Dining By Design event, I saw the most uncomplicated yet sophisticated place setting. A plain linen napkin was lined with a single satin ribbon. The color palate was muted and the ribbon had an elegant twist. This budget-friendly technique can easily be re-created at your next dinner party! Here's how:
- Head to the local craft store and purchase a spool of satin ribbon.
- Carefully fold a cloth napkin and lay across the plate.
- Measure the width of the plate with the ribbon and cut to size. Stretch the ribbon across the plate, twisting once.
Voila — instantly chic table setting. Do you have an economical place-setting tip? Please share with us below!