A table set with care, flair and imagination sets the mood for any occasion, whether it is an elaborate wedding breakfast for 100 guests, an afternoon tea party, or a romantic supper for two. This inspiring and beautiful book shows you how to create atmosphere, ring the changes and adapt your table settings to fit the occasion, without having to change your dinner service.
Here are inspired ideas, from the beautifully simple - tucking a fresh daisy into a freshly laundered linen napkin, tied with an organza ribbon ? to the impressively creative, such as embroidering a napkin with your guest's initials. You can also learn how to create napkin rings from safety pins, electrical wire, tin foil, elastic bands, paper, and much more.
280 stunning photographs help to turn social events into visual triumphs with step-by-step napkin and table setting ideas for weddings, lunches, suppers, cocktail parties, beach picnics and formal dinners, as well as style advice that will suit any mood, personality and event. Creative techniques such as fabric painting, appliqu?, embroidery, beading, couching and threadwork are clearly explained, using step illustrations to demonstrate techniques and beautiful photographs of the finished project for inspiration and to show variations on the theme.