For formal evenings, place bread saucers on the left of the plate. Not everyone knows what they are for, and it is amusing to tell an enemy with nonchalance that she the bread she is eating shouldn’t be placed on the tablecloth. For all dinners with friends, bread (already sliced) shall always be put at the center of the table. Use a precious silver container if the mise en place is in country style, or opt for a simple ceramics cup, a wooden cutting board or even a paper bag with rolled edges. Whatever you like.