Tag Archive: Table setting

The Tale of the Too-Big Tablecloth

That title sounds a bit like a crime novel, but this post is actually about making lemons from lemonade. A few weeks ago, I bought a new tablecloth that I absolutely love. In… Continue reading

Madame Verte’s Entertaining Essentials

I thoroughly enjoy entertaining and there are certainly items I can’t live without. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list, but these are items I think every host or hostess should… Continue reading

Cardinals Come to Dinner

I received this set of cardinal salt and pepper shakers as a gift this Christmas, and I’m thrilled to add them to my ever-growing collection. I can’t wait to plan a woodland-themed dinner… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: A Slew of Snowmen!

Christmas ornaments make great place cards for a joyful holiday spread, like this set of glass, snow-filled snowmen from the home store CB2.  I have had these for over a year, and I… Continue reading

Turkey Place Card Holders

This little gaggle of gobblers is a charming addition to any holiday table!  These turkey place card holders are made of sturdy metal and add a touch of whimsy to traditional dinners! I… Continue reading

Easy Napkin Folding: The Pocket

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a pocket from a square napkin.  The larger the napkin, the larger the pocket you can make! Since I did this rather quickly, I… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Party Picks

I have been stocking up on fun party picks lately.  They are typically made of plastic or glass with interesting, decorative tops for snagging buffet fare and bite-size appetizers, but I think they… Continue reading

Quick Napkin Rings

It’s the day of your big party and you find yourself without napkin rings.  What to do?  Buying napkin rings can be expensive, especially if you want glitzy ones [they can easily cost… Continue reading

Place Card Primer: Food Decorating Gel

By now, you know I have an affinity for place cards!  This is one of the simplest ideas that I’ve come up with over the years to add a little something extra to… Continue reading