Sunday, January 15, 2012

Where Should The Hostess Sit At The Table ?: Antique Traditions of The 1900's

Arranging Your Proper Table: Tips From The 1900's

"Good Things To Eat: How To Prepare Them", is the title of 1909 booklet prepared by The Larkin Company. In the beginning chapters are discussion of how to arrange your table including discussion of how to set your table and how to seat your guests.

In 1909, here is what a proper seating would look like:

"Ordinarily the wife or hostess sits at the head, with the husband or host at the foot of the table, the other members of the family occupying seats at the sides. When a guest is at table, if a lady, she may occupy the seat at the right of the host; if a gentleman, the one at the right of the hostess".

Source; Good Things To Eat: And How To Prepare Them", The Larking Comoany, 1909

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