I have been teaching Life Management at my local high school (across the street). It is a Home Economics class that exposes the students to various subjects, including Childcare, Cooking, Sewing, Event Planning, and Consumer Issues, among other things. Currently we are doing the cooking unit. Today was serving meals, setting the table and table manners.
I cringe to think that these 9th and 10th graders are our future. Not one of them could understand the need to set the table properly or use the appropriate flatware piece for the appropriate dish. They did not understand the need to slow down and enjoy a meal and the conversation of family or friends. I have 102 students who have been taught from an early age to inhale their food, or to take it to their rooms and text, or talk on the phone, or play video games while inhaling the food. It's a sad state of affairs.
Enough on that subject.
I decided to set my table for a dinner party for six using one of my sets of china for Tablescape Thursday with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.
The tablecloth is again from Damascus, Syria. The matching napkins are in the water goblets. You can't tell from my photos but the tablecloth and napkins are embroidered all over in white.
The flatware was my mother's "best" set. She didn't want them any longer so I inherited early. They are about 35 years old.
The china was a gift from my mother in law. She bought them at a second hand store. I did not receive any china for our wedding, so she boght me two different used sets about 15 years ago.
Thank you for peaking at my table and for putting up with my ranting.