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Tania


"The most essential part of designing your home is that you create a home that truly represents you...or the person you aspire to be."
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Table Linens

Today I had a really quiet morning. And no matter that I was supposed to prepare lesson plans for my Spanish classes or ordinary  stuff like cleaning, laundry or just organizing my room,  I managed to find time for something that I really enjoy a lot: navigating through decorating pages and reading decor magazines.

I found this inspirational page called decorpad.com. Decor Pad is a great source for renovating, decorating or to inspire for a future project. As I navigated through these different pictures, I picked many of them that are sort some of inspiration for creating my table linens. Take a hint and give your tables a makeover. These distinct looks are guaranteed to serve up a little stylish sizzle at your next gathering.




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Monday, August 27, 2012

Is It Fall Yet?


Autumn seems to be everybody's favorite season. I am anxiously awaiting a season of nicer, cooler temperatures and fall colors.




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The best part of fall colors — eggplant purples, mustard yellows, dark reds, pumpkin oranges and elegant browns — is that you can introduce some or a lot to your surroundings. Oh! and what about using the seasonal smells to your house like  pumpkin or apple candles around?.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

How to Set a Dining Room Table



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  1. Make sure you plan the menu and number of guests in a timely manner. Gather the appropriate dishes and flatware.
  2. Determine what kind of linens will be used. From tablecloth to place mats, options are unlimited.  Iron your linens, if needed. Place mats are suitable in place of a tablecloth.


  3. Set your centerpiece in the center of the table. Fresh flowers and candles  are always a perfect choice.
  4. Place dinner plates one inch from the edge of the table in front of each chair.


  5. Lay the fork on the left side of the plate. The knife goes on the right-hand side, with the sharp side facing the plate. The spoon goes right next to the knife. 
  6. Add any additional utensils, based on the menu. Spoons will go next to spoons and forks next to forks. Common additions include a salad fork and a soup spoon. The utensils should be placed in the order they will be used, with the first course utensils farthest from the plate.


  7. Put the glass directly above the knife and spoon. A wineglass can be placed next to the water glass, if wine will be served.


  8. Lay a napkin in the center of the  dinner plate. A napkin ring will add a nice flair to the entire table setting.







For formal occasions, a crisp, white tablecloth will look best.

Small details make your table setting more attractive to guests. Put the butter in a small dish, place bread in a napkin-lined basket, light the candles, and use your best serving pieces when it's time to bring out the food.
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