Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Choosing Flatware And Cutlery

Setting a dinner table can be tricky at times especially if you only do it once in a while. We always have to consider setting it up for the sake of convenience. If you are planning a not completely formal dinner party there are some guidelines we have to consider for placing luxury flatware and cutlery Forks to the left, knives to the right and dessert flatware above the plate. Salad and appetizer forks and knives should go on the outside. The cutlery for the main meal is placed closest to the plate. Glassware goes in the top right of your setting. Traditionally, you'll start with the water glass, wine glass and finish with a dessert glass. But I prefer not to put all those glasses since it would only create a lot of clutter at the dinner table. Napkins can also bring in some color and pattern, choose the one that you think works for you and your personal style. Dessert plates and coffee cups will be set out after dinner. You want your table setting to compliment the meal while visually engaging your friends and family. Adding a beautiful centerpiece like candles or fresh flower arrangement adds the beauty of the table. I also like to use a couple of pairs of salt and pepper shakers. It avoid your guests having to interrupt conversation to ask for them.
But how do you choose flatware and cutlery for the perfect occasion? We always have to consider quality, how your cutlery feels in your hand. Finding the weight and grip that is right for you is all-important. have all the choices you could imagine. They have it from contemporary to classic design. Stainless steel, Silver plate and sterling silver. You're sure to find a style that really suits you and the occasions that you want it for. Have a great time!

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