A properly set table is not just the precursor to an exceptional dining experience. In this week’s pinnable Table Talk quote Marilyn vos Savant reminds all parents that setting a proper table is one of the skills their children should master by the time they leave home.

“Be able to set a table so that you feel like you’re dining, not just sitting and eating.” – Marilyn vos Savant (Growing Up: A Classic American Childhood, p. 45)

Go here to see a form where you can check the items you’ll be serving and get back an illustration of how to set the table.