How to Set a Table

Inspiration, ideas and etiquette for hosting friends and family

Author: Clarkson Potter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 147355263X

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

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This beautiful guide includes creative ways to style a table - for dinner, a cocktail party, brunch, picnic in the park, and other fun occasions. Whatever the size of your home or budget, How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming friends and family in your home. This pretty gift book serves as a practical step-by-step guide to entertaining - with information on etiquette, place setting basics, centerpieces, mixing and matching, essential glassware, napkin folds, and unexpected ideas for using the great tableware you can find at flea markets. How to Set a Table updates a classic topic for a new generation of hosts.

How to Set a Table

Author: N.A

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 045149802X

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 7151

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This hip, fabric-covered guide includes creative ways to style a table--whether for a sit-down dinner, cocktail party, brunch buffet, picnic in the park, and other fun get-togethers Whether you live in a small apartment or sprawling suburban kitchen, How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming family and friends in your home. This gift book, wrapped in a pretty, printed fabric, serves as a practical step-by-step guide to entertaining--with extra information on etiquette, place setting basics, centerpieces, mixing and matching, essential glassware, and napkin folds. With unexpected ideas for using all the great tableware you can find at flea markets, chain stores, or around the house, How to Set a Table updates a classic topic for a new generation of hosts.

How to Set a Table

Inspiration, Ideas, and Etiquette for Hosting Friends and Family

Author: Potter

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0451498038

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 8596

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This hip, fabric-covered guide includes creative ways to style a table--whether for a sit-down dinner, cocktail party, brunch buffet, picnic in the park, and other fun get-togethers Whether you live in a small apartment or sprawling suburban kitchen, How to Set a Table features stylish, modern ideas for welcoming family and friends in your home. This gift book, wrapped in a pretty, printed fabric, serves as a practical step-by-step guide to entertaining--with extra information on etiquette, place setting basics, centerpieces, mixing and matching, essential glassware, and napkin folds. With unexpected ideas for using all the great tableware you can find at flea markets, chain stores, or around the house, How to Set a Table updates a classic topic for a new generation of hosts.

Perfect Tables

Author: William Yeoward,Ray Main

Publisher: Cico Books

ISBN: 9781908170132

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

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Perfect Tables showcases twenty-six stunning ideas for tables by William Yeoward, a highly respected designer of fine tableware. Discover beautiful tables for Thanksgiving, Christmas, a midsummer wedding and Valentine’s Day, plus informal settings for a buffet supper, a children’s tea party and the perfect breakfast. William reveals his secrets for transforming tables with key items and with colour to enhance mood and theme. With tips on table etiquette and clever and inspiring ideas for everything from laying cutlery, china and glassware with precision to tying napkins and choosing flowers, William shows how attention to the tiniest detail adds to the ambience of any table. • Offers planning advice and styling secrets, plus practical tips and hints on entertaining etiquette. • The previous edition of Perfect Tables sold over 20,000 copies.

Flair

Exquisite Invitations, Lush Flowers, and Gorgeous Table Settings

Author: Joe Nye,Caitlin Leffel,Edmund Barr

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: 9780847833177

Category: Cooking

Page: 159

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Covers three aspects of party planning that can make an event shine - the table setting, the flowers and the paper components. Useful sidebars address such topics as when to use paper products, how to make flowers last longer and host/hostess etiquette.

The Inviting Life

An Inspirational Guide to Homemaking, Hosting and Opening the Door to Happiness

Author: Laura Calder

Publisher: Appetite by Random House

ISBN: 0147530539

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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Far more than a guide to homemaking and being a fine host—although it is definitely all that too—The Inviting Life is about how to live each day with a desire and determination to turn the ordinary into something lovely. It’s also a book about why we should bother. Whether the subject is décor, ambience, shopping, feeding weary travellers, mixing cocktails, planning dinner parties, or getting yourself motivated for spring cleaning, Laura Calder affirms the value of our everyday activities and shows how beauty, creativity, and delight have the power to change the world. This one-of-a-kind book is both a page-turning narrative about Laura’s own hosting and home-making adventures and an invaluable work of reference. It’s a spur to ideas for everything from creating a welcoming living space and making a respectable salad, to putting guests at their ease and writing a thank-you note worth receiving. Written with candour and humour in Laura’s inimitable and engaging voice, The Inviting Life offers empowering guidance for anyone looking to take more pleasure in their life and home.

The Art of the Bar Cart

Styling & Recipes

Author: Vanessa Dina

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452159149

Category: Cooking

Page: 144

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From high-end magazines and design-inspiration websites to stores big and small, bar carts are a must-have piece of furniture. This book provides all the answers to the question—how can I get that look at home? The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups—from tricked-out vintage carts to a collection of bottles tucked into a cabinet—themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions. Readers can choose from the warm and inviting Whiskey Cart, the fun and fresh Punch Cart, or mix and match to suit any style. With easy tips to re-create each look as well as recipes for the perfect drinks to pair with each cart, this beautifully photographed guide is an inspiration to anyone looking to create a unique décor statement, and a drink to serve alongside.

Entertaining Is Fun!

How to Be a Popular Hostess

Author: Dorothy Draper

Publisher: Shannongrove Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780985225636

Category:

Page: 272

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* Originally published in 1941, Dorothy Draper extends her decorating philosophy to hosting and proves that living well never goes out of fashion * Companion guide to Decorating Is Fun!: How To Be Your Own Decorator * Filled with tips, advice and delightful anecdotes with a new introduction by acclaimed designer Carleton Varney, Draper's protégé * A must-have for fans and followers of both Dorothy Draper and Carleton Varney "This is a book on making living fun. On having your friends to the house and on how to give them a good time. And incidentally, on how to give yourself a good time as well" writes Dorothy Draper in her best selling book, Entertaining is Fun!: How To Be A Popular Hostess. With her wit and can-do flair, Draper guides aspiring hosts and hostesses on how to excel at dinner parties, holiday meals, weekend guests, weddings, and more. And indeed, Draper's secret is simple: If a hostess has fun, her guests will too!

Perfect Table Settings

Hundreds of Easy and Elegant Ideas for Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements

Author: Denise Vivaldo

Publisher: Robert Rose

ISBN: 9780778802549

Category: Cooking

Page: 352

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Provides table-setting suggestions for various menus and occasions, features step-by-step, illustrated instructions for one hundred napkin folds, and includes ideas for twenty-five theme party table settings.

The Pall Mall Budget

Being a Weekly Collection of Articles Printed in the Pall Mall Gazette from Day to Day, with a Summary of News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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I Brake for Yard Sales

And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster

Author: Lara Spencer

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125690

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends’ homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.

Good Manners in Minutes

Quick Tips for Every Occasion

Author: Emilie Barnes

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 0736938141

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Emilie Barnes, bestselling author of Good Manners for Every Occasion, is eager to share the wonderful benefits of living with more poise, kindness, and class.Quickly accessible categories and perfectly portioned information make etiquette emergencies a thing of the past as readers have at their finger tips all they need to know aboutdining out or dining in, formally or informallyputting family, neighbors, and strangers at easecommunicating with confidence hosting any event with style and generositybeing a gracious guest and friendThis ideally sized volume of manners will help anyone, anytime be on their very best behavior and be comfortable and gracious in their daily interactions and endeavors.

Home

Author: Beci Orpin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742706351

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 215

View: 4071

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Provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions for craft projects using simple materials to create decorative objects and artwork to enhance the home, including rope baskets, silhouette portraits, and a pompom blanket.

kate spade new york: all in good taste

Author: kate spade new york

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128134

Category: Design

Page: 240

View: 9021

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New York Times Bestseller in this charming guide to entertaining, kate spade new york throws rigid rules out the door and shares unpretentious ideas for the modern-day hostess that are easy, festive, authentic, and always with an air of deliberate polish. filled with how-tos, personal essays, anecdotes, recipes, and a liberal dash of style, all in good taste will transform you into the hostess everyone wants an invitation from. the book covers the essential lost arts—how to shuck an oyster, curate a vibrant guest list, guide a dinner-table discussion—right alongside modern conundrums such as Instagram etiquette at dinner. whether you entertain a little or a lot, or just love being the person everyone wants to sit next to at dinner, all in good taste is the modern classic you’ll treasure for years. Disclaimer: The wine stain on the cover of the book is a design element and is intentional.

A Life That Says Welcome

Simple Ways to Open Your Heart & Home to Others

Author: Karen Ehman

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781441200549

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 8251

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The thought of hosting a dinner party or even having a friend over for coffee is enough to give some women flashbacks of lopsided cakes or doomed casseroles from home economics class. But opening up your home to others doesn't have to be fancy or frightening or cost a fortune, says Karen Ehman. In A Life That Says Welcome, she offers a practical, painless (no crafting or cooking aptitude required) course on hospitality. It helps busy women open up their hearts in order to open up their homes. Full of tips, ideas, recipes, to-dos, and how-tos, A Life That Says Welcome shows readers that opening up their homes is less scary and less work than they might think.