With "The Craft of Entertaining", every hostess with the mostest can add a bit of French charm to her next special occasion. Tastemaker Kaari Meng makes entertaining effortlessly chic with twenty-four simple-to-create table and room decorations. Organza chair covers dress up a summer fete, fabric wine totes and roll-out placemats make picnics practical, and all of these projects make guests feel cherished. Kaari shares the secrets of hosting: setting an elegant table, collecting and caring for vintage dishes and textiles, arranging flowers, and more. The patterns, how-to illustrations, and step-by-step instructions make it all tres simple for both beginning and seasoned sewers to achieve polished results. With an exquisitely scalloped cloth spine and eighty dream-worthy photographs, "The Craft of Entertaining" is as pretty as the projects it proffers.