While we're on the subject of table settings, I thought I'd steer you towards Carolyne Roehm's At Home with Carolyne Roehm, (Random House, 2001) which is one of my absolutely all-time favourite books for getting lost in and plunking down with a warm, comfy cup of tea or hot chocolate. Every time I look at it, I can just feel myself getting inspired by her collection of menus, recipes, table settings, and the most beautiful event photography you've ever seen. If you're interested, you should be able to find it at Chapters or through Amazon.com. Let me know what you think!
(Photo from http://www.carolyneroehm.com/books/book-at-home.php )