St Patrick’s Day is looming, I mean seriously it is only days away and I have yet to share a tablescape. Although it appears that I have been a tad bit busy, but that should not be perceived as an excuse, just a statement of fact. My table is set and this year I even discovered a new napkin fold. A Lily fold that is perfect when paired with a shamrock. St Patrick’s Day Table for the 2018 celebration.
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How to Set a Table
Have you ever asked yourself why, oh why do spoons go with knifes? Who decided that the forks go on the left? Do you just usually look at the table and go, darn what goes where? Here is a fun little trick for you, when setting that table always picture the word FORKS. Starting from the left F is for fork, O is for Plate, K is for Knife and S is for Spoon, The ‘R” is to tell you the setting is correct LOL. Last year I discovered an Emily Post tip for determining where the glasses and bread plates go. This year how to set your drink glasses.
The right glass in the right place
On a stylishly laid table, every glass has its proper place. In practice, there are two common variants for positioning the glasses (red wine, white wine and water glasses).
Glasses next to each other
The white wine glass is placed exactly above the knife for the main course. The other glasses are lined up, in decreasing size, at an angle of 45°. The water glass is placed below and the red wine glass is placed above the white wine glass.
The white wine glass is placed exactly above the knife for the main course. The water glass is placed on the right, below the white wine glass, and the red wine glass on the right, above the white wine glass.
St Patrick’s Day Settings
Accents found at your local dollar store are perfect for adding a bit of festivity to your table. I found the wee pots of gold and the Shamrocks a few years ago and use them in a variety of ways. My place cards were shamrocks held in place with easels. I am always on the look out for unique pieces to style my table. Remember when you see something you love, think outside of the box for how you incorporate it in your life. Coffee table items can be place anywhere. Books can be used as accents and not just sit on the shelf. Normal Kitchen and/ or Bar Accessories can create amazing centerpieces
Items I used to Create My Table
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