Table appointments are items that are used to set and decorate a table for a sit-down or buffet-style meal. These items include dinnerware, napkins, flatware, placemats, centerpieces, glassware, flower vases and other types of decorative elements that add visual interest to the dining or buffet table.Continue Reading
Individuals usually design table appointments to tie in the decorative theme of a gathering of people for a special event, such as a wedding or a holiday get-together. Therefore, the theme of the event serves as the inspiration for the table appointment. For example, a Christmas-themed table appointment might include red and green dishes and bouquets of fresh holly. A Thanksgiving-themed table appointment might include dried gourds and contrasting, autumn-colored dinnerware.
Individuals also use food to create unique table appointments. Bowls of Easter candy, fresh fruit and freshly baked bread placed in designated locations around the table are functional as well as decorative table appointment settings.
Traditional table appointment setters place each piece of dinnerware, flatware, glassware and decorative accent piece in specific places. However, modern table appointment setters do not have to follow any rules to create elegant, functional table settings. Instead, these individuals set and decorate event and holiday tables according to their own tastes, budgets and available resources.Learn more about Home & Garden
Stores that sell science-related decorative products, as well as online discount stores, sell periodic table blankets. Examples include Think Geek and Cafepress. Amazon also sells periodic table blankets.Full Answer >
Highly rated table linen brands include Wamsutta, Origins and Lenox. As of 2015, these brands are available at Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's and online at Amazon.com.Full Answer >
Some styles of Mexican table linens include pastoral and picturesque linens that feature flowers and other arboreal elements. Other Mexican table linens contain one large picture that is framed between borders and other repeating systems that highlight the scene within. Some Mexican table linens use white as a primary color and contain smaller and subtle decorative elements, while other patterns and designs use vibrant colors, such as yellow, red and orange, to help their settings stand out.Full Answer >
According to Sizes.com, a 52-by-70-inch oval tablecloth fits a 22-by-40-inch oval table, leaving a 15-inch overhang around the edge of the table. The same tablecloth fits a 34-by-52-inch oval table with a 9-inch overhang, or a 40-by-58-inch oval table with a 6-inch overhang.Full Answer >