Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A low stress, no pressure holiday meal. This post is the opposite of that.

It's almost the big meal day, and in 1935, this lovely little book was published, so as to help all brides with homemaking.
Chock full of tips and tricks, the rules and guidelines contained within are absolutely daunting. So when faced with setting the table, here is some help for you...

The ABC's of every successful hostess scare the bajeezus out of me. Talk about pressure! I love this bit...
"Her husband watches her with quiet pride. The smooth way things are handled, the luxurious appearance of his table, the obvious pleasure his friends and business associates take in his hospitality, and the surprisingly good time he has at his own parties." 

But here's the reason for today's post from Cupid's Book. The handy guide for setting your table. I'm sure we'll all be using this tomorrow for the Thanksgiving table:
So simple, right? I'm right on it. You're welcome.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Scarily, that description fits me when I was a corporate wife for 13 years. The last nine years of divorcee life have been fabulous in comparison! I have much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Katie Swanberg said...

If I set the table like that, I would have enough silverware for 1.5 place settings. (We live simply!)

And a PS to Heather - my divorce was the BEST gift I've ever given myself! Cheers!

Amy said...

That's how I set my table EVERY DAY. Even for the baby. He's pretty unrefined, though, and never uses the correct fork at the right time. Cretin!

(I bought an 1880s book on how to be a proper young lady a few months ago, and should bust out some of that advice from time to time. To be a better wife.)

GRACE PETERSON said...

I love books like this. I never follow the advice but I like how they offer glimpses in to how life was for our ancestors. And it makes me glad I'm alive in today's world.

Neva said...

Wow. The first word that pops into my head when I look at that table setting is 'Arsenal'...