Monday, 12 May 2014

COME ON IN....IT'S OPEN



How was your day ? 
Please give me your coat and umbrella.
Would you like a glass of Champagne ?
Yes ? 
Please follow me to the simple and informal French way of dressing a table…


 Would you like you Champagne served in a "coupe" or a "flute" ?




A -The service plate
B - The dinner knife (on the right) with the dessert knife (above the plate)
C - The fork and the dinner spoon 
THE RESULT :
You can add a dessert and a fork spoon (above the plates), a salad plate and a napkin (always at the right side). Forget about paper one...

A - Sarregemines plates "La Fontaine fables"
B - Sarregemines plates "months of the year"
C - Sarregemines plates "brown"

 

A - Water goblet
B - Wine glass
C - Sherry glass


At the end of the meal, offer your guests a little fruit juice, they should (normally) understand that it is time to go home...



Au revoir...
Many, many thanks to Mathilde
For her precious help, her home and all the items which compose this lovely table.

26 comments:

  1. Very classy stuff! I feel inadequate, but ready to learn. Agnes

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    1. No, don't say that Agnes...Bit by bit and with various items you can have a very, very nice table too!!! Best, Sixte

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  2. It is good to know how the table dressing should be done properly. Thank you very much Sixte. Marion

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    1. You're very welcome Marion. I am glad you appreciated it...Best, Sixte

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  3. Oups, I always use the paper napkins. No more! Catherine

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    1. No worries Catherine. I do use them for buffet...Best, Sixte

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  4. The table on the picture looks so nice. I wish I had all the right pottery and cutlery to match it! Maybe it is the time to invest in this. Hilary

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    1. Thank you Hilary. I think that you can find good China anywhere now and at various prices...Bonne chance! Best, Sixte

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  5. I knew there was more to it. Elegant dinner parties require more rigorous approach. Thanks for this. Best, Eve

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    1. You're very welcome Eve. Best, Sixte

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  6. Nice china ang glasses. I like the way the table should be dressed for the formal dinner. Cheers, Anita

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    1. Thank you very much Anita. It is an Informal dinner actually. For the formal dinner, it is far more heavier...Best, Sixte

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  7. I am far behind with all these rules. It is nice to be taught about it. Thanks, Lena

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  8. I am so fond or informal/formal dinners. Your post will remind me how to do it properly. Thank you. Rosie

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    1. My pleasure Rosie. I am so glad you liked it. Best, Sixte

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  9. Dear Sixtine, you are brilliant in teaching us good manners. Much obliged, Anna

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    1. You are very welcome Anna. All the best, Sixtine

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  10. Your informal French table dressing looks to me as very elegant. I can't imagine the formal dinner setting! Claire

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    1. Thank you Claire. To be honest, formal is very heavy. You have to put absolutely everything on the table : all your glasses (5 or 6), all the cutlery (around 6 each side plus above), all the plates (6 as well), plus the cup of tea and bread plate. I do not do it myself but I know some...I will maybe do a post about it (with Mathilde's help), maybe not...Best, Sixte

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  11. One needs a lot of time to prepare such a table (and of course one needs a proper hardware). Well done, Sixte. Charity

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    1. Thank you very much Charity. You know, I have Zara Home hardware as well (look at my post about "poached eggs"), and I do like to mix a lot. In my point of view, it does not take so much time : I have a cupboard where everything is stored and I just have to pick the plates, glasses and cutlery up and arrange them. Just try it one day and let me know. All the best, Sixte

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  12. I will go to this sale on the 14th. I will bring some class to my party making. Thanks, Mo

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    1. You're very welcome Mo. Best, Sixte

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  13. I love the stylish parties. I have to work on it. Perhaps buying the right plates, glasses and cutlery could be a good start. Thanks Sixte. Steph

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    1. You're welcome Steph. As long as you like it...It is the most important. You can have some really lovely plates that you can accessorize with flowers and nice candles for a start. Best, Sixte

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