Saturday, November 2, 2013

Dressing Your Table for the Holidays 101

The holidays are quickly approaching, so to help you out during this season of events and dinner parties, we made this handy guide that will teach you everything you need to know about dressing your table for company.

Setting your table 101:
These two diagrams from Brunch at Saks depict the proper way to set the table, both informal and formal. We won't tell if you edit the formal setting a bit!

Measuring your table for a tablecloth 101:
Finding the perfect tablecloth for your dining room table can be tricky. Luckily, we are here to help!
As a general rule of thumb, aim for a tablecloth that has dimension that are 24"- 30" longer in both length and width than your table.

60" round table- 90" round linen
72" round table- 102" round linen
30" x 72" banquet table- 54" x 96"linen
30" x 96" banquet table- 54" x 120"linen
60" x 60" square table- 90" x 90"linen

If you are still in need of a holiday tablecloth, we have some beautiful Le Jacquard Fran├žais linens at CAPERS and large selection available for custom order.

Dos and Don'ts

  • Don't ever use scented candles in the dining room!
  • Do play with fall colors- warm oranges, reds, yellows, and greens
  • Don't use a tablecloth that reaches the floor.
  • Do measure your table before buying a new tablecloth.
  • Don't crowd your dinner table with decorations.
  • Do utilize fall foliage and crops such as squash, colorful corn, and fall leaves.

We will be posting entertaining and decorating tips all throughout the holiday season!

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