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Holiday Tables Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Linda Parrill
Added: Sunday, March 29, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Best table cloth- usually white lace or linen
Fine China
Crystal beverage glasses
Seasonal napkins or cloth napkins
Candles
Real "silverware"

Directions:
Directions:
Pull out dining room table to largest size,
Take out fine china, fancy glasses and silverware.
Polish silverware if needed. Wash glasses if needed.
Set table.
Fold napkins and place on top of dinner plate or under the fork.
Add a seasonal centerpiece and candles.
Bring in extra chairs.
Wait for company to arrive. Seat adults and older children at dining room table. Seat children at children's table, usually the kitchen table or card table.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
At holidays Minnie and Edna always used their finest china, crystal and table linens. Shirley followed the same example and used her fine china- White with a delicate pink rose and lots of crystal dishes. Linda and Evie have carried on the family tradition and have passed it on the Katie and Andrea.
At the farm and in Rolette, Katie and Andrea most often got to sit at the adults table. The six grandsons usually sat at a kids table. There was always a lot of laughter coming from the boys table.

 

 

 

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