# setting the table

Tricks for setting the table the right way so no one steals a bread-and-butter plate (or someone's wine)
Advice on impressing guests with the perfect table setting
Michael Leva and Nancy Parker share their entertaining secrets with us.
From where to place your flatware to the spacing of different plates, get the lowdown on settings
5 rules to keep in mind for a table that wows your guests and never feels old
An easy-to-make, snow-covered, tree-like centerpiece for winter dinner parties
The difference between a soup spoon and a dessert spoon, and why you shouldn’t use a fish fork to comb your hair
5 budget-friendly tips you need to know when shopping for flowers
Inspiring ideas from entertaining expert Heather Christo (and the secret behind her stunning table linens)
Add decorative elements to your dinner table without spending a dime.