Monday, February 6, 2012

Table Top Settings

Here is a helpful map on how to set your table - posted by Michael Ryan.  Notice that the bread plate is on the left and the glasses are on the right.  When trying to figure out what silver to use and when, always start from the outside and work your way in.
When dressing your table, weather it is be formal or informal, make it interesting looking.  We like using different collections of things - this adds much interest.   Missed matched silverware and plates can start up a fun dinner conversation. Maybe you have dinner plates that once where your mom's or grandma's, use them - why not? Mix them up with other plates you own.

Kelly Wearstler "Mulholland" is mixed with other items found at a local theft store. Matte gold cutlery and a mixture of glass stemware all adds to current "today" feel. Dinner plates, stemware and cutlery can all be found at Table Art
Notice how MKandcompany Interior Design and Decoration went one step further and used a variety of mismatched chairs. 
It's design for today's lifestyle.


  1. Wow! Thank you so much for including me in your latest blog! You have some not only functional but beautiful ideas!
    All my best,

    1. Thank you Michael.
      You are inspiring and have a lovely blog.
      We enjoy following you.
      All the best to you as well.

  2. The table plan could come in handy for a few people I know... and I love the use of different chairs. I've been mixing my china/glassware for years simply because I couldn't afford the matchy matchy sets!!! Your blog is a delightful mix of fun and function.