Fresh Ideas for the New Year

The ultimate guide for celebrating Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas filled with innovative ideas for holiday decorating, party hosting, thoughtful gifting, and much more.
A formal lunch place setting.
Close [x] MyHomeIdeas Discover the look that you love and bring it to life.
Erik Rank

Formal Lunch

For a formal luncheon, the table is set much as for dinner with a few exceptions. The presence of an iced teaspoon and iced beverage glass announce a daytime event. The lack of candlesticks, too, is appropriate for a daylight meal.

Stemware is limited to a water goblet and a wine goblet. Old etiquette books dictated that the flatware should align at the bottom of the handle. Looser customs now allow you to arrange them in a graceful angle, if you prefer.

Download the Formal Lunch Cheat Sheet

Tablecloth: Sferra, Gracious Home
 Napkin: Private collection
 Flatware: Vera Wang, Waterford/Wedgwood
 Fish fork, iced teaspoon: Private Collection
 Stemware: Waterford
 China: Lenox

1 of 7 Formal Lunch







Bold Style Calendar

Jul
23
Space Saver

If there’s no room for a nightstand or bedside table, add a built-in shelf instead. It holds the... » See Full Calendar



New on the Web