How do you set your table? Table Setting for Any Occasion
I have to admit that until it comes time to set the table when we’re having guests for dinner I would often not plan ahead. Then I would find myself desperately searching for a table cloth or something else to make the table look just a little bit nicer. I’ve gotten a little bit better over the years, at least now I have a table runner and a few other items that I specifically use at Christmas and some for other special occasions. They do say that first impressions have a lasting effect and I like to think the food we serve is a good impression but it’s not the first thing that gets seen.
I actually now enjoy making the table a more visually pleasing setting to suit the occasion. The visuals seem to set the mood and when you think about it and plan ahead it’s relatively easy to have a table setting that you can enjoy. I now concentrate on a centerpiece, usually something with color to match the occasion or something sparkly, I tend to go with golds when doing the sparkle.
However you have to go with what you like and this holiday season there are lots of themes you could go with. For a more elegant theme, crisp white linens with matching white china and sparkling glassware is a classic. This creates a neutral palette for an autumnal centerpiece to really shine. For a fun-filled festive table, a craft paper runner with mason jars of crayons is sure to be a hit, allowing the little ones to add their own designs, limited only by their imaginations.
With so much thought devoted to planning the perfect holiday table, the last thing you want is for guests to be distracted by spotty dishware or dull, stained table linens. To keep your festive linens from fading, use OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover. This oxygen-based stain fighter is chlorine free and colour safe. It can also tackle stains that detergent alone can leave behind. To keep your dishware spotless and sparkling use OxiClean™ Auto Dish Detergent Lemon Clean – this way you can be sure the first toast is as beautiful as the occasion.
I’m so glad I have Oxi-Clean to help make my dishes and glasses sparkle so all I have to do is take care of the centerpiece and the food of course.