How to Set a Table

A Gorgeous Guide to Formal and Informal Place Settings
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How to set a table: formal place settings guide | Waiting on MarthaHow to set a table: informal place settings | Waiting on Martha 

We’re big advocates for all things entertaining here, and that of course includes tabletops.  And setting a beautiful tabletop, whether that’s for a dinner party or a simple Sunday supper, all starts with remembering where the wine glass goes and which bread plate is whose. 

Because a beautiful tabletop never goes out of style, and because I know I can always go for a little refresher on tabletop basics, I knew it was due time to pull this oldie-but-goodie out of the archives.  It doesn’t hurt that our place settings guide is just as gorgeous as it is helpful.  Rustic White captured the guides styled by MKR herself, and the talented Jamie Jimenez helped spell out where each instrument and accompaniment should go in the most stunning way (I think I’ll be a sucker for stunning script on kraft paper forever + ever). Lastly, Vanessa at Vintage English Teacup has one of the most amazing collections of vintage china that I’ve ever laid eyes on, and this shoot always gives me a little inspo for more pattern play on my tabletop at home!  Cheers, Kat

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ADDITIONAL CREDITS:

Photography, Rustic White | Hand lettering, Jamie Jimenez | Place settings, Vintage English Teacup 

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