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Table setting for a fancy-schmancy banquet

1 Set your dinner plate in the center.
2 Place a folded napkin on top of the plate.
3 The dinner fork goes to the left of the plate.
4 The salad fork goes to the left of the dinner fork.
5 Place a salad plate to the left of the forks. 
6 To the right of the dinner plate, set your dinner knife, blade edge facing the plate.
7 The dinner spoon goes directly to the right of the knife.
8 Place your soup spoon to the right of the dinner spoon.
9 Set your dessert spoon directly above the plate, horizontally.
10 The dessert fork goes above the dessert spoon, also horizontally, with tines facing the opposite direction of the spoon.
11 A small bread plate should be placed at the 11 o'clock position, with respect to the dinner plate.
12 Position a small butter knife diagonally across the bread plate.
13 At the one o'clock position (again with respect to the dinner plate), set a water goblet or tumbler. 
14 The red wine glass should be placed just in front and to the right of the water glass.
15 The white wine glass should be placed just in front and to the right of the red wine glass.

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