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katie_c katie_c 8 years
my san francisco apartment is too small for a table. but i always put out the nice china for dinner parties--no matter how small.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not very often...
nicoledani nicoledani 9 years
My fiance and I have been slowly easing into the very bad habit of eating in front of the TV. Thanks for the reminder! We'll be setting the table tonight!
haute77 haute77 9 years
Eating should be enjoyed and I love setting the table. I make it extra special when guests come over.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
We rarely eat at the table and when we do everyone brings their plates over. It's so much easier that way.
Hautie Hautie 9 years
I tend to think this is a habit developed in childhood. I have noticed that if you grew up sitting down as a family to eat, it just becomes the habitual thing to do. Needless to say... I set the table for every meal. But I have notice with alot of my friends, as I get older, they don't. And are always surprised by my need to sit at the table to eat, for every meal.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
I don't ever set the table, but I always leave placemats out because it makes it look so pretty. I have really pretty dishes, so I'd like to leave them out ALL the time, but my cats would just walk all over them. ;)
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 9 years
I set the table when my girlfriend's over for dinner. I eat at the table every time I cook, so that's not the thing. But I don't set the table then: I just carry my utensils, plate o' nourishment, and beverage to the table. And I cook pretty often. But setting the table? Special occasions only. And since my girlfriend's long-distance, when she joins me for dinner it's definitely a special occasion.
guinnevere guinnevere 9 years
i wish i could convince my husband to eat at the table :(
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
pretty much only during holidays. my husband thinks it's silly in general.
livilou livilou 9 years
I set the table most of the time but its pretty simple most of the time- and then more elaborate when I have guests or a fancier dinner or a romantic dinner :)
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
always with company, but only with fancy meals for my hubby and I.
lisabarn lisabarn 9 years
Never for myself (I just can't be bothered!), but whenever I have friends over whether a special occasion or not I do.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
I do it even when I bring home my favorite $1 meals from McDonald's.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Every meal we set the table. For dinner I light a candle just like my mother use to when I was a kid.
ohkate ohkate 9 years
at present we still do not have a (real) table to eat at. we don't have a dinning room table or a break room table. all we have is a coffee table in front of the tv. too much car stuff around the house for a table. when we do eat at the coffee table, we do set it, it's like eating at a japanese house (no chairs). although I'm working on breaking him down haha.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I do as often as I can, practically every meal.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
every meal. there's really no other choice with kids. they would, of course, love to wonder about the house with something in their hands :)
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
Living alone, I rarely even eat at my dining room table. Usually I eat in my family room watching tv with my plate balanced on my lap.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
Special occasions.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Lunch + Dinner, always. I don't know if it's a French thing or what. It's just an habit I got from my parents.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 9 years
Only on special occasions or if we have company. Normally, we eat on the couch and chat.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I set it prety much everytime we eat at home :)
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