Sunday, July 27, 2014

Napkin Folding 101

I have a bit of mini obsession with cloth napkins. I love them, and buy them with reckless abandon. I love plain ones, patterned ones, lace-edged ones, linen, cotton, you name it. Napkins are my Achilles heel. But when you think about it, most napkins come as a part of a set that generally includes a beautiful and, perhaps, expensive tablecloth. Buying a set of napkins can give you the luxury of owning a beautiful part of a set that you might otherwise not be able to afford. That's the way I look at it anyway. 

I have an equal amount of patterned napkins as I do plain ones, and I love to mix and match. What they do to a table is a marvelous thing. A carefully placed cloth napkin can make a grilled cheese and tomato soup lunch feel elegant. A beautiful fold can do the same thing, and it is deceptively easy. 

In the following photos I am going to show you, step by step, how to fold a napkin in the Iris style that can transform a table from plain to fancy with this simple addition. It always draws appreciative comments, and only you and I will know just how simple it is. Follow these instructions and then come back and tell me about all of the compliments you received.


Katherines Corner said...

wonderful tutorial! Hugs. P.S. I invite you to share your post at my blog hop ( link up tonight through Sat)

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

NCSue said...

Nice - very pretty!
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