In The BNOTP Library: Perfect Tables by William Yeoward

William Yeoward is a master in the art of entertaining. You may remember another one of his other books I featured in the past, William Yeoward on EntertainingEntertaining often means creating a beautiful table setting. In the book I’m featuring today, Mr. Yeoward is spilling all his secrets and tips for setting a beautiful table.

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In the BNOTP Library: Perfect Tables: Tabletop Secrets, Settings, and Centerpieces for Delicious Dining
Author: William Yeoward
Hardcover: 160 pages

Perfect Tables by William Yeoward


3 Things I Like About This Book:

  • Book showcases lots of pretty tables for inspiration, including those for holidays, casual and formal dinners. After sharing ideas for holidays and special occasions, there’s a section in the book where tables are featured based on a their particular color scheme. That’s helpful if you’re looking for ideas around a main color theme instead of those for a particular holiday or event.
  • Pictures are beautiful…lots of great closeups so we can see the details. A Bonus: We get lots of little peeks into William Yeoward’s own home(s), including his London apartment. Love that!
  • Mr. Yeoward saves the basics about planning an event, how to set a table, suggestions about flatware, floral centerpieces, etc… for the very end of the book in a chapter called, The Essentials.

You can read more about this book, Perfect Tables: Tabletop Secrets, Settings, and Centerpieces for Delicious Dining at Amazon where I normally buy my books, via the picture link below.


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Love books about entertaining and creating beautiful tables? You’ll find all the other books I’ve featured from my library on this topic here: Books About Table Setting and Entertaining, OR click on the collage below.

Entertaining and Tablescaping Books


To see ALL of the books previously featured from the BNTOP library on decorating, gardening, and entertaining, click on the collage below.

In the BNOTP Library

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  1. Peggy Thal says

    Sounds like a fun book. Just ordered it. Thanks Susan.

  2. One of my best friends, is moving to Hilton Head into a lovely home on a waterway that has a pier with access to the ocean (or something that gets her to the atlantic). What would you suggest would be a good gift to start her on her way to a nice tablescape? I was thinking nice linens like something in blue and white. “We” don’t sell much of beachy things, however I live in Virginia Beach and I know I could find something.

    • I always love anything in blue and white, especially for a home near the beach/water. I bet you could find some beautiful placemats. I just googled for that and I found some beautiful ones here:
      I especially love the Coral Collection and the Hampton Collection on that page. Love the round placemats toward the bottom of that page, too. They look washable which is always nice. I remember one year I purchased quilted placemats for my mother-in-law and she loved those things. Talked about how great they were and how washable they were for years!
      These are cute, too:
      Okay, I better quit looking before I ending up buying something for me! 🙂

      • Dear Susan,
        When I gift deck, patio type dishes, glasses, platters,etc., I like to find cute collections in laminate or plastic in fishy or beach motifs.
        They are always bright and colorful and if you or a guest drops an item, they usually do not break. Nothing ruins a get together quicker than broken glass around bare feet or sandeled feet. College alma mater colors/motifs work well during football season.

  3. Susan, I have this book and would also recommend it. Yeoward crystal is exquisite and so are the photos in this book. Enjoy the weekend.

  4. Susan this sounds right up my alley! I ordered it today and should have it Monday. Can’t wait!

  5. Thank you William Yeoward; I look forward to new lovely table ideas. And thank you Susan, I appreciate your book suggestions.
    And also, I’m very sorry to hear about your sister, Glenda. So sad, my heart goes out to you.

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