I got a wonderful compliment recently. Perfect husband invited 7 buddies over for poker. Since 5 of them were making a 3 hour drive from where we used to live, he wanted to serve them dinner. He asked me to set the table. Quite a compliment I thought.
Although sorely tempted, I decided not to go too 'girly'. The menu was clam chowder and seasoned poached salmon on salad with sour dough bread.
The stripped tablecloth you see often if you follow my table settings.
Didn't use chargers since it was pretty early, informal and there really wasn't room.