Are you hosting a Christmas dinner party this year for the holidays?, well then you must be informed of the table setting setup that is a must for a nice, sit down Christmas dinner with your closest friends and family. To ensure your table is set correctly, just follow my handy guide below (courtesy from

1.) Bread and butter plate: Place this above your salad and dinner fork (3 & 4), with the butter knife laying across horizontal.

2.) Napkin: Your napkin can either be rolled in a napkin holder or folded and placed underneath your salad and dinner fork (3 & 4).  If rolled, you can also place your napkin above your salad and dinner plates (9 & 10).

3.) Salad fork: Your salad fork is the smaller fork and goes to the left of your dinner fork.

4.) Dinner fork: The dinner fork is to the right of your salad fork and closest to your dinner plate.

5.) Dessert spoon and fork: Place these horizontally above your salad and dinner plates (9 & 10).

6.) Water glass: The water goes to the left of the wine glass (7)

7.) Wine glass: The wine glass goes in the far upper right of the table setting, to the right of the water glass (6).  If you’ll be serving both red and white wine, set them from left to right in the order in which they will be used.

8.) Coffee cup and saucer: These are brought out following dinner.

9.) Salad plate: The salad plate should be placed directly on top of your dinner plate (10).

10.) Dinner plate: The dinner plate is the anchor for your entire table setting and goes below your salad plate (9).  On some occasions, you may have a decorative charger below your dinner plate.

11.) Steak/Dinner Knife: Place this knife closest to your plate on the right hand side with the blade facing inward.

12.) Teaspoon: This goes to the right of your dinner knife (11)

13.) Soup spoon: The larger spoon that goes to the right of your teaspoon (12)

If you happen to be at someone else’s dinner party and have forgotten which fork and spoon to use for first, just remember to always start from the outside going in! There you have it! And remember to have fun and eat well!

Stay Southern!



Wow, feels like 2014 was just yesterday! So glad to be back fashionistas and I’m so ready to share many new fashion tips and secrets for the fabulous year of 2015! This year could not be started off right without the annual Color of the Year brought to us by our fabulous friends at Pantone! This year’s Color of the Year is Marsala. The color could not have been more perfect for this year! I just love the versatility of the deep tone and how you can dress it up or down with any ensemble! Not to mention it goes so well with every skin tone! Can’t wait to share fashion tips, tricks, and ideas on how to rock this fab Color of the Year starting bright and early next week! 

Have a fabulous weekend fashionistas! Don’t forget to stay southern and sweet ;)