Thanksgiving 2020 may look a little different for most American families – ours included. So for those who may be gathering al fresco, today we have selected 10 delightful and inspiring fall tablescapes to suit the occasion. Fortunately the weather here has been so lovely, perfect for a special outdoor gathering! What are you doing to celebrate this Thanksgiving?
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Fun ideas but a gentle reminder to the reader, napkins are placed on the left side of a plate, not the right. Napkins should never be placed underneath a plate, only on top. The reason being is the guest should never have to touch the place setting as it could cause an accident on the table. Table setting protocols are based in reason not whimsy for design. Hope this helps those learning the how to’s. EE
Yes! Whenever I see napkins underneath a plate, I think how inconvenient it will be for the person using it. Form follows function!
Actually, the silverware should not be on top of the napkin either.
These are al fresco place settings. What source(s) are all of you using for this? In the formal dining room perhaps these protocols exist but please provide something concrete we can go on rather than your opinions. If a host invites me to share in a meal at their home or their place of choosing, I’ll pick up my napkin and do their bidding and do my best to appreciate their efforts.
These table setting rules are not whims but designed to make the quest most comfortable when sitting at the table, if you want to set the table for a photo op, do what makes you happy but when set for dining these rules make for a more pleasant experience
These are the same as picnics and unless you’re the Royal Family, who the heck cares?