The basics of setting a table can be found on this helpful infographic from howlongtocook.org. The rule of thumb for utensils is they are to be set in the order they will be used from the outside in. Forks always go on the left side and the blade of the knife always facing the plate. First start with the plate in the center then build around that. Water glasses go right above the knife and a folded napkin goes on the left under the fork. More elaborate settings can require tablecloths, charger plates, soup bowls, salad plates, bread plates, dessert utensils and up to five different drinking glasses. Read on to find more tips for setting your table this holiday season.
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