Napkins. Napkins. Napkins. Oh, how I love napkins. Whenever I used to be a little stressed out, I would take out all of my napkins and iron them. To just be with my napkins was pure peace. Sometimes the napkins are the most fun part about setting the table. I do not however, indulge in any part of the napkin folding ridiculousness. No rose buds, no fleur-de-lis, no peacocks, no nothing. Just fold the napkin nicely like a lady and move on. I also do not love paper napkins. Maybe, in a pinch, but on the whole… Don’t do it. It is just as easy to use linen napkins and linen cocktail napkins. It’s also more economical. :-)
Linens for Every Room and Occasion book
If you would like to see more linens that I love, check out my Pinterest page HERE. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post on The Art of Entertaining. Hint: "In joy or sadness flowers are our constant friends.” ― Kakuzō Okakura, The Book Of Tea
*Update on the lake house: we went to see it yesterday. I immediately fell in love. The floral wallpaper in the little salon is hand-painted and original to the house. The little garden was perfect with rosebushes lining the path to the lake and the setting on the lake was magical. I almost couldn’t speak, I was so in love. However, there are two problems. The driveway is treacherous for my wheelchair and the staircase to the bedrooms upstairs is super steep. Both problems for Madame Handicap according to my husband. Not according to me so I’m going to hold my breath and pout for a while until he changes his mind. Stay tuned.