table talk | a well laid table

Dressing a table for a dinner party or for that matter any special occasion doesn't have to be boring...or even hard for that matter. I prefer not too cover the entire table in a linen cloth.  I select my colour scheme and then pull from the linen cupboard all my linen and table accessories which... Continue Reading →

entertaining made easy | grazing board

"Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time". source:  Quoteslife101.net If entertaining was made easier, I am certain we would do more of it! Back in my mother’s day, they always went to a party with a plate in hand. What happened to that tradition... Continue Reading →

mad about napkins or just mad

Some call them a serviette and some a napkin.  However Debrett's say napkins and never  a serviette.  They should be placed on either side of a plate or in the centre of the setting, where the plate will go.  They should be folded simply (and yet for me I sometimes prefer to leave them large... Continue Reading →

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