I've always had great manners, but honestly I've never taken a course or even read an etiquette book. I've always kind of winged it! I place the napkin on my lap, sit up straight and basically know the differences between a dessert/soup spoon and a dinner/salad fork. LOL
When dining at a fancy restaurant, I truly avoid ordering anything that requires a lot of fuss. Like lobster! Someone would literally have a lobster claw on top of their head if I had to pull it apart. I avoid it! The simpler, the easier, the better. LOL I also stick with white wine or chardonnay. I leave red wine out of the equation. A slip of the lip and... Hey, you're talking to one that gets butter imprints simply from sitting the bag of movie popcorn on my lap!
WELL, thanks to Natalie Cottrell of Use Your Words Little Girl I know a lot more. And you guys, there IS a lot more! HAHA She hosted a giveaway, of a fabulous book entitled, "The Little Book of Etiquette: Tips on Socially Correct Dining" by Sheila M. Long and I won. I was really happy! No, I was overjoyed!
It's an easy read, that discusses place settings, how to be a gracious hostess, etiquette for dining at restaurants, conducting business meetings while dining, how to eat certain foods and YES how to handle some common blunders. HaHa It's a fabulous read. Natalie, I'm so glad I won because this has taught me so much. I thank you for your kind words. I thank you for your daily posts. They are truly an inspiration and you're the epitome of class. I encourage all of my readers to subscribe to Natalie's blog. It's truly a refreshing read. This post made me bust out plates and stuff! HAHA I'm so use to paper plates. All the placemats, napkins and ring holders came from Linen's and Things a loooong time ago. LOL Plates came from Crate & Barrel.
|Illustration Sheila M Long The Little Book of Etiquette|
Contest Time! US Residents Only!
How would you like your own personal book of etiquette
by Sheila M. Long? I'll pick 3 winners!
by Sheila M. Long? I'll pick 3 winners!
|Illustration Sheila M. Long The Little Book of Etiquette|
Contest Rules: Simply leave a comment below about a personal/group/couple/business dining experience you had. It can be about you, someone else, it can be funny, or even a situation that made you blush. Whatever you would like to share! I'll assign your comment a number and let random number generator pick 3 winners! Entries should be received no later than 9pm CST Saturday (2/11)! I'll announce the winners in MONDAY'S post! It's that easy! This book is out of print, but there are new copies of it on Amazon.com. I'll order and send it through one of their listed distributors. Have a Great Thursday Everybody and Good Luck!
Oh Crap! Where are MY manners? I won a couple of blog awards a loooong time ago...In a galaxy far, far, away! LOL I want to acknowledge: Nelah of 52 New Days who awarded me The Cute Blog Award, Jax of Raviolis and Waterworks who awarded me The Liebster Blog Award, and both Paps of Thoughts of PAPS and Johanna of Handmade Dreams of Mine who both awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award. I betcha thought I forgot huh?
The Versatile Blog Award Questions: See this post from my former blog.
The Liebster Blog Award Questions: See this post from my former blog.
The Cute Blog Award Questions: 1.What is your go to make-up brand? A little of everything. hahaha 2.What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011? Leopard 3.What is your favorite dessert? Cupcakes 4. Favorite color? Neutrals, LOL 5. What is your middle name? Elizabeth 6. What is the last song you listened to? I can't tell you, because it will be the title of one of next week's blog post :P 7. Cats or Dogs? AFTER the Jason Wu cat fiasco, it just CONFIRMS my love for dogs! Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!
I award the Cute Blog Award to:
Sandy of Ooh La Frou Frou
Lindsay of Black and Blonde
Shea of I Would So Rock This
Corinne of Cat Eyes and Thigh Highs
Jacqueline of Je Ne Sais Quoi
Cara of iDabble
Kizzy of The Dainty Dolls House
Sheri of Sweet Pea
Marie of The Joy of Fashion
Jax of Raviolis and Waterworks
Nico of Satin and Salt
Side Note: Jessica of Walking, Believing, Running who won my DIOR Garden Party nail polish giveaway, made a post showcasing it! Click HERE to see how beautiful that color was on her.
Thanks Everybody For Your Sweet Comments on my
Outfit Post Yesterday!
You guys put a SMILE on my face!