Pretty Napkins and Folds

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Napkins and a variation of folds hold a fascination for me.  Be them cloth or paper… I always appreciate the time and creativity of an interesting pattern and fold.  And, they contribute so much personality to the table setting.


Love the organic yet chic feel of this table setting!


How clever… using pretty rubber bands to hold down the napkins for a casual, outdoor reception. {below}


3 table settings images above





last two images

Interested in exploring different folds?  Find a variation of napkin folds and etiquette instructions here.

As always, I appreciate you stopping by! Let me know you were here…

  • julianne smith on June 24, 2009 @ 10:58 am

    love this post! i remember agonizing for weeks over cool way to fold the napkins. thanks for sharing!

  • Nicole R. on June 24, 2009 @ 2:45 pm

    Love this post as well!

  • Bonnie Bell on June 24, 2009 @ 2:59 pm

    I love the red and white place settings with the wooden balls down the center of the table. With a lower centerpiece, conversations are easier during the meal. Otherwise, you may run into the awkwardness of talking to a floral centerpiece instead of the bride’s irretrievably handsome, single cousin.

  • Kara on June 24, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

    My brother’s groom’s dinner is this weekend, and my mom is planning red bandanas for napkins, tied with a raffia bow – in honor of the couple moving out west after the wedding.

  • Ivory bridal shoes on June 25, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know there were so many different ways to fold a napkin. Some of the ways are so innovative and really bring out your wedding colors! Thanks for the inspirations!

  • MOB Kathy on June 27, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

    I love to see how small details can make such an impact!

  • Napkin Enthusiast on July 12, 2009 @ 4:24 pm

    Does anyone know the name of the blue napkin fold? It is the second to last image.

  • Gerry Katzman on May 23, 2013 @ 3:07 am

    I’m looking for how to do this fold too! Thanks

  • HeidiMarkgraf on July 9, 2013 @ 2:09 pm

    Hi Marie,
    Thanks for visiting Truly Engaging! I peeked around and I think this type of fold is called “candle”. Here is a tutorial and I think if you use the right size napkin, you’ll be able to achieve the same look as the lovely blue fold.
    By the way, your English is just fine! :)
    Best wishes for your August wedding!

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