Table settings at formal dinner parties can be intimidating for both hosts and guests. Lynn Rosen comes to the rescue with this practical, charming, and informative guide to all things tabletop. Organized by category, Lynn's advice is sensible, her explanations are clear, and her historical asides will provide plenty of lively dinner conversation. Readers will learn about china, silver, table decor, and much more. Elements of the Table covers everything from linens to basic etiquette, so the next dinner party (whether one is hosting or attending) will be a relaxed celebration.