Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Let me peek at your linens.

“Wrong, wrong, wrong will never be right, right, right!”- Ann Platz Social Graces

Table Manners

Recommendations for Table Linens:

1 Large, Formal Damask Tablecloth (check, but I no longer care for the color)
12 Formal Damask Napkins (nope, I’ve got checkered, linen, cotton, no damask)
1 Liner for Above Tablecloth (I don’t even know what that is?)
1 Casual Tablecloth (check, in yellow, stripes, blue, brown, linen, plaid…guesses I’m good on the casual front)
8 Casual Napkins (check, but can paper be casual?)
1 set of 8 Placemats and 8 Napkins Dressy (ummmm, can denim be dressy? What if I put studs on them?)
1 set of 8 Placemats and 8 Napkins Casual (check and again with the denim but this time no studs.)

Okay, so those are the table linens you all should have if you’re going to be Socially Graceful.

Now, can anyone tell me the two positions that your fork and knife should be in when you are eating and you put them down to signal if your are still eating or you have finished your meal? Do you know? Tell me the name of the position and how you place the fork and knife and you will be the Social Butterfly of the day.


Laurel Wreath said...

fork stays facing up, while eating, and knife across the top edge of your plate

To show that you have finished your meal is to lay your fork and knife diagonally across your plate.

ANYWAYS, I wanted to stop by and say thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours =))

april said...

Ahh, Laurel has the finished position correct but not the other at least according to my source. Anyone out there know what the other position is?

Laurel Wreath said...

oh bummer, I am wondering what the correct one is???