Table setting need not be tricky, but a cheat sheet always helps, yes? How do you think all of those famous football players that passed trigonometry with flying colors?
Yours truly has had the below diagram pasted to the inside of the butler pantry door for many, many years. And even though I was taught proper table setting before graduating out of my training collar, I always double check my work by taking a peek at the cheat sheet.
If you are trying to teach your puppies how to set the table, PP suggests laminating a copy of the diagram. This allows one to use a dry erase marker to cancel out any settings that may not be necessary. After the littles successfully set the table, wipe the laminated sheet with an eraser or damp cloth and you are ready for your next event!
Parker Presley is known in certain social circles as the preeminent expert in etiquette and invites you to contact him with even the most embarrassing question or tricky situation so that you, too, may be top dog in any setting. Please contact him at parkerpresley@epicureanCG.com.