Designing a Table Setting
I want to serve this meal family style, with all the courses presented in big bowls for everyone to help themselves. So I'm going to set each place with empty bowls, plates and silverware. I'd like to dress the table with a colorful cloth and try to keep everything bright, festive and exotic. I may have to add a few serving dishes to my collection, as I do not prepare that many family-style dinners. Our local thrift shops are always an excellent source for an eclectic array of tableware at modest prices. You never know what you're going to find from one day to the next, but I always get lucky somehow.