Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tell Me Something Tuesday - Etiquette Style

Do you know how to properly set a table for dinner? So simple, yet knowing what goes where is so important! To start off, the presentation plate, also known as a charger, goes on the bottom of the plates. Above that is the dinner plate, topped off with a salad plate. All flatware should be about a half inch apart. The proper silverware setting has one rule to follow by: set the table in the order it will be used, from outside in. First comes the salad fork on to the left of the plate. In between the salad fork and the plate, the dinner fork would be placed. On the right side of the plate goes dinner knife, then the soup spoon on the outside. Dessert utensils are horizontally above the plate. The water glass should be placed to the right of the plate, just above the knife. Wineglasses should be set to the right of the water glasses, if being used. The bread plate will be placed above the forks, with the knife on top.

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