This book contains inspired table settings for all occasions, from Christmas dinners to children's parties, beach barbecues to birthday buffets. How much better food tastes when it is thoughtfully presented at a beautifully set table. Table decoration creates an atmosphere of hospitality, conviviality and style, and makes your guests feel truly welcome. Packed with imaginative and original ideas, top stylist Emily Chalmers' first book offers an abundance of delightful ideas for adorning the table. Her decorations do not rely on ornate dinner services or canteens of silver cutlery, but on simple, pretty and imaginative suggestions that will bring a dash of originality and elegance to any occasion, with the minimum of effort and fuss.