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Perfect Table Settings - Book Giveaway (ends 11/12)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010 Posted by Rita A

The holidays are upon us. Are you the party goer or the party host? I have an indispensable book for the entertainer. Perfect Table Settings by Denise Vivaldo.

Perfect Table Settings is an amazing do it yourself guide to the art of table arrangements. Inside you will find over 100 ways to fold napkins. Haven't you always wanted to learn how to make those fancy napkin folds? The step by step photos will guide you through each fold. The first 50 folds are easy while elegant. There is a more intermediate fold section then on to the advanced instructions for very detailed folds.

From the easy section, I loved the Bow, Clutch and the Parasol. The intermediate brings designs such as a Double Envelope and a Fish. On to advanced are the gorgeous designs of Clamshell, Orchid and an oh so adorable Elf Boot perfect for your holiday table.

Besides the many useful napkin folds, Perfect Table Settings details ideas the will enhance any menu. Part 3 features fabulous centerpiece ideas. Also included is a guide to linens and flowers of the season to make any event elegant. There is a wonderful section for party ideas with recipes too! The information inside this gem of a book is an entertainer's dream. Whether you are an experienced party planner or the occasional family party host, you can have a dinner extraordinaire!

You can purchase Perfect Table Settings by Denise Vivaldo at Amazon or check with your local bookseller.

Perfect Table Settings: Hundreds of Easy and Elegant Ideas for Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements

ISBN-10: 077880254X
ISBN-EAN: 9780778802549
Price (USD): $29.95

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 320
Published Date: Sep 2010

***Giveaway Closed***
Here is your chance to win! Just in time for the holidays, ONE lucky reader will win this copy of Perfect Table Settings.

Mandatory Entry (First entry)
--Tell me in a comment what fabulous event you would fold fancy napkins for.
--Include your email address (if not public in a profile) so I can contact you if you win.

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Giveaway: Win a copy of Perfect Table Settings. Napkin folding and settings. Gorgeous! Enter @one2try ends 11/12

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Giveaway ends on November 12th, 2010 at 11:59 PM Pacific time. Open to Continental US addresses only. No PO Boxes. Must be 18 years of age and over. Winner will be chosen by and contacted by email. Please respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. To be fair to everyone, comments not meeting requirements will be deleted. Rules.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy for this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was offered or accepted for this post. The opinions above are my own. Others experience may vary.

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  1. suburban prep said...

    For the Thanksgiving holidays for the table setting I would love an elegant table.
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  2. suburban prep said...

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  3. Nicole-Lynn said...

    What a generous giveaway! I need to learn how to fold napkins for my wedding! My coordinator is giving them to me a few days in advance so I can make them pretty and fold them. Winning this book would definitely help me! :)

  4. Nicole-Lynn said...

    I already follow through google friend connect.

  5. Nicole-Lynn said...

    I subscribe via email.

  6. debbie said...

    I would use it at christmas.

  7. debbie said...

    I am a email subscriber.

  8. Louis H said...

    Thanksgiving is coming up so it would be the perfect occasion to fold napkins

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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  9. Louis H said...

    Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

  10. Louis H said...

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    following you on twitter @left_the_stars

  12. Louis H said...

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  13. cloud10277 said...

    I'd fold fancy napkins for my Christmas day brunch

  14. Deb said...

    I would fold them fancy for just everyday dinner....would make dinner a bit more fun

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    I follow your blog

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  18. Amy Jurist said...

    I run an underground dinner club and catering company and always just fold the napkins in half, cause that's all i know how to do... :( have always wanted to learn other ways to fold! I have fold envy!

  19. kayenne said...

    i'd use the fancy folding for the my company's christmas party on dec 2 and for the fellowship night for the bakery fair we are organizing on feb 2011.

  20. kayenne said...

    i just subscribed to your blog!

  21. kayenne said...

    and i just followed you... wherever you may go... oops.. that was a song now, i think. c",)

  22. kayenne said...

    and i just liked you on facebook!

  23. katklaw777 said...

    I would fold fancy napkins for an anniversary dinner I had made for my Hubby cause he's special. thanks

  24. katklaw777 said...

    I subscribe via email.

  25. katklaw777 said...

    Following on GFC.