Southern Chic


Saving the Dinner Party

My adorable friend Maribeth sent the link to this blog to me.
I absolutely love what the article says about the Dinner Party.

My grandmother actually kept a notebook of all the menus from her dinner parties, as well. I remember looking at it when I was younger.
I called her when I read this and told her I needed to read it again.

In the 2 years that we have been married, I have used my china 1 time. I think that's sad.
Casual parties are fun, but it is also fun to get dressed up(or not...) and use the fine china.

We are having some friends over on Thursday for dinner...maybe I will break out the fine china! And maybe I'll start a notebook....

I encourage you to do the same.
Let's save the tradition of the Dinner Parties that our grandmothers used to have! :)

Here are some beautiful tablescapes to leave you with.

(Picture from Between Naps on the Porch)

(Picture from The Decorologist)

(Picture from Design Sherpa)


  1. I am looking forward to seeing pictures of your table setting. You do have beautiful china and crystal.

  2. I will eat from any table regardless of the presentation of the meal. However, elegancy is always appreciated. :)