During the holidays, many formal dinners are planned and if you’re someone who is hosting, the pressure is on! Thankfully, I have yet to be asked to host a holiday dinner (maybe it’s due to the lack of space), but I am ready for that day! Decorating your table can sound like a lot of work, but this is your time to get creative and show your personality and style! It doesn’t have to be elaborate or cost a lot of money!
Our designer, Lindsay, decorated our Jefferson Table beautifully with a theme that can go between the fall and winter season. Take something out or add something in and you can make it specifically for a specific holiday. Plus, don’t feel like you need to spend a lot of money. A lot of the items used here were from the dollar store!
Start with a table runner – we used just a large ribbon. Add some greenery, smaller accents (like pine cones) and votives. Sometimes it’s easier to start with a centerpiece to get inspiration from. After you put the place settings down, I love to add an accent on the plate, like Lindsay did here with the eucalyptus leaf.
Let’s move onto the place setting. This can be as casual or formal as you want.
Here’s a clip of how we set the Jefferson.
Your dinner plate starts on the bottom with the salad plate on top. On top of the salad plate would your bread plate, or you could put that in the upper left corner, above the plates. Put your napkin on top of that.
For silverware, the forks always go on the left and the knife and spoon go on the right. It’s sometimes hard to remember what fork is for what, but remember you always eat from the outside in. So the outermost fork would be your salad fork, the innermost fork would be your dinner fork. Your drink glasses go on the upper right hand side of the place setting. Finally, it’s always a nice touch to add name cards, but not a necessity!
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