Laying the Table

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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General Directions—Cover the table with a silence cloth of felting or Canton flannel. Over this spread a spotless table cloth evenly, the middle crease dividing the table exactly in half.
Position of Host and Hostess—Position of the host, at the head of the table near entrance door. Hostess at the foot of the table opposite.
Placing Knives, Forks and Spoons—Place the knife or knives at the right of each place, the sharp edge toward the plate; the fork or forks, next, tines up, one inch from the edge, being careful to have the spacing the same at every place. Soup spoons over the plate, handles to the right. Teaspoons to left of forks, bowls up.