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    •  Include table dinnerware. coverings, tableware and
    • Suitability to meals served  Manner in which meals are to be served  Beauty and durability  Cost  Care needed 
    •  Refer to the table cloths or placemat that are used to cover and protect the table surface. Linen, cotton, nylon, cotton blends, plastic, raffia, bamboo, cork and sinamay are some of the materials for table covers
    •  TABLE CLOTH Before shopping for table cloth, measure the table. For a formal table cloth, add 16” to 24” to both the length and the width of the table for the drop. An informal cloth needs less drop – usually to 10 to 15 inches. The only kind of table cloth that should touch the floor is the banquet cloth. Hems should be narrow, with even, straight stitches. Hand sewn hems are more elegant than machine stitched.
    •  Placemats Placemats should be large enough to hold the entire place setting, but they should never overlap. Mats range in size from 12 to 14 inches deep and 16 to 18 inches wide. They come in a wide range of colors, designs, materials sizes and shapes, and the most versatile of all the table covers. They are acceptable for every occasion except the formal dinner or tea table.
    •  Refers to eating and serving utensils and a few decorative pieces. They are classified into two: A. Flatware. It is the name given to utensils used for eating and serving food –knives, forks and spoons used by each person and the serving pieces. They are made from stainless steel, silver or silver plated and plastic.
    • B. Halloware. It is the name given to items like teapots, bowls, trays and candle holders that are made from a metal substance such as silver plated steel, stainless steel or pewter.
    • Table Runners A new comer to the table scene, they are found in a wide variety of fabrics and synthesis. Usually runners are placed on either side of the table to hold numerous place settings or they may be crisscrossed for four placed settings.
    • Napkins vary in size. Those that are used for dinner are usually larger than those used at breakfast and lunch. Napkins are used to wipe your hands and face clean while eating and to protect your lap from spilled food. They vary in size depending on the occasion. Cloth napkins for a formal tea party are quite small measuring about 12 by 12 inches and are used only for the lips and finger tips. Larger napkins are used for breakfast, lunch and dinner, about 17 by 17 inches. For formal dinners or banquet, napkins are 24 inches square.
    • Dinnerware refers to the dishes in which food is artistically arranged and served. It should be made of good design and color. Poor design and color can make the most appetizing dish unappetizing.
    • Glassware refers to drinking glasses, juice glasses, sherbet glasses, sauce dishes salad and dessert plates. Drinking and juice glasses come in different sizes. They usually come in varying patterns and colors. Glassware used for beverages are classified into two. A stemware has a stem and a pedestal or foot. Tumblers are glasses without stem.
    •    Lead glass or crystals. The most expensive and most beautiful glass. It has a brilliant luster and emits a clear, bell like ring when tapped. Most crystals are handblown. Lime glass. Can be inexpensively produced and other popular glass dishes are made from it. It is most popular for daily use. It is usually molded or pressed and emits a dull sound when tapped. Milk glass or borosilicate. A heat resistant, milk – white or colored. It is durable, has luster and sounds dull when tapped.
    •  is an important item of a display, usually of a table setting. Centerpieces help set the theme of the decorations and bring extra decorations to the room. A centerpiece also refers to any central or important object in a collection of items.