How to Set a Table Properly

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Do you know how to set a table properly? Sure, you've probably learned to work your way in with the utensils (thanks to Pretty Woman), but when it comes to the rest of the tableware, what do you do with the appetizer plate, the bread and butter plate, the dessert fork or the coffee spoon?

Formal table settings are not for the faint of heart (how many times have you attended a fancy dinner and nearly knocked over the red, white, sparkling and water glasses all lined up in a row?), but this illustrated guide from Style Me Pretty breaks it all down, very simply, for setting a formal table (and even a casual table) for any occasion.

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Linda runs the award-winning blog Garden Betty, which chronicles her adventures in the dirt and on the road. She lives on a modern homestead by the sea where she raises backyard chickens, makes farm-to-fork meals, and surfs secret spots with her husband.