Looking through all the holiday themed magazines I once again find myself envying all those people who set lush tables for dinner. My question is -- what do you do with all the flowers, gourds, leaf arrangements, magnolia blossoms, tiny ornaments etc. when it's time to eat? Is all the food on a separate buffet table and people have to get up for seconds? Do servants pass the dishes around?
Are these tables a fantasy similar to the rooms in shelter magazines where there are chairs and couches with no lamps, throw pillows are scattered on outdoor furniture and there's no TV anywhere in the house?
Do any real people decorate their table and what do you do at dinnertime?