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Dinnerware: Making Fine Meals

Jul 23, 2008
At the first of what most historians agree is the modern world, the years between 1815 and 1830, the most lavish dinner in the best homes in England consisted of only two courses-trifling by our standards. Of course, each course regularly consisted of twenty-five different dishes spread all over the table! The first course consisted of soups, platters laden with meats of all kind, whole fish, pies, and vegetables. The second course was "lighter"-wild game, ham. poultry, puddings and sweets. The Diners "skirmished" among the plates, taking a bit of everything.

Just imagine the serving pieces needed to host such a spread?not to mention the table settings! The amount of storage space alone would require a butler?s pantry the size of a modern garage! Few private hostesses could manage such a selection of food today, and just as well?imagine the outcry from doctors at such massive amounts of rich food!

Not needing soup tureens and meat platters by the dozen these days, the modern hostess can afford to be choosier about the dinnerware she buys. New brides and distinctive hostesses have long considered Gearys to provide the highest quality table settings available, hand selected from around the globe. Browsing amongst brand names that have graced the tables of popes and noblemen is a lovely experience.

There are designs to suit any style, from the most timeless to the most ultra-modern. Set your table in the gorgeous style of those 19th century epicurean giants or serve your meals on something a little more contemporary. From incredibly fine hand painted plates featuring natural designs to the simplest white dinnerware, you can find China and pottery to set the finest of tables.

Luxurious dinnerware elevates a simple meal into an event to be enjoyed at length. Graceful table settings create a mood of distinction and make any occasion more noteworthy. With the best China and porcelain, there is no such thing as an ?everyday? meal!
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