Setting a Table
Brewing and Serving Tea
A proper Victorian lady knew how to entertain with style and grace. She made her guests and friends
feel welcomed and appreciated, and all who were in her company
felt her care and concern. Her attention to detail showed
her friends not only her excellent taste but also her concern that each guest
knew she was especially invited and honored in her home. While the most important
thing about entertaining is a heart of welcome, Eras of Elegance can help you with
some of the technical details of entertaining and communicating with grace and style.
Questions of etiquette can arise from the time you plan your party to the time your last guest leaves your home.
These simple guidelines and instructions adapt old rules of etiquette for modern-day living.
Our guide includes essentials for your next party
or special event, including instructions on how to address an invitation, how set a proper
table and how to brew a pot of tea. We will answer questions from how
to address a widowed woman to where to place a dessert spoon. In addition, learn the proper decorum to
letter-writing from time of history when propriety and manners reigned.