I don't know about you, but when I entertain, this is NOT how my table looks. I don't have this kind of talent and doubt I ever will. As I was thinking about Mary and Martha (see previous post), I ran across this quote, which reminded me...to just be myself.
When you are entertaining, try not to feel that something unusual is expected of you as a host. It isn't. Just be yourself.
Marion Rombauer Becker
Marion was the daughter of Irma Rombauer, who published THE JOY OF COOKING.