Crockery Cutlery and Glass Ware
So the last big expense is the table settings and attention to detail and not
necessarily money spent here will return big dividends. I once had Christmas lunch at a friends where every piece
of crockery on the table was second hand and from a different set, there were no two pieces the same and the table
looked fantastic, it must have taken years of visiting antique shops tracking down odd bits of quality tableware.
What i am trying to say is spend some time and think about the look you want to create and how the bits you buy
will look together. With a bit of thought you can create a real homely feel that will just add to the
Plates, side plates and dishes here i recommend buying a set form a good department
store and try to pick a brand that is also available from other stores, things will get broken and you
will need over time to get replacements. White or off white is the colour to go for as they will match
almost everything else you put on the table and show the colours in the food off to their best. You can
experiment with shape but they must look classy and watch out for the ones with corners they tend to chip
easily. A point to remember you must buy as many settings as your dining room table will sit if not more.
If you are doing this right she is going to want to show you off to her
As for knives forks an spoons they
are a bit like beer bottles, the heaver they are, the grater the impression of quality they will give. Try
and stay away from the ones with gold bits they look dated after a
It seems to me that there are as many different wine glasses around as there are wine's
so here is my list of what you will need.
Firstly a set of tumblers, Cold drinks, beers, fruit juce even water can all be served
in this glass its a good all rounder.
Then white wine
glasses. Normally taller than others as they can also be used for champagne. They are tall and slim showing off
the bubbles to their best as they rise up. Through the wine.
red wine glasses, shorter and fatter in shape. A lot of the pleasure of drinking red wine comes from smelling it
as we drink it. So this glass exposes as much of the wine to the air as possible and is big enough to get your
nose inside as we swill the stuff back.
sherry or port glasses. In comparison these are tiny as we are meant to only slowly sip the
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