Spruce Up Your Tables With Beautiful Napkin Folds

Tight budgets, forces us to think like our brains are on fire. My dearest friend Tsivia, in the South of France, use to say, Use What’s You’ve Got”!  

A great way to save money, and stir up some holiday visuals for your foodery, is to change your roll up table napkins, into beautiful table artistry.  It’s easy and won’t cost you a dime, with the exception of some extra elbow grease.  We all know that never hurt anyone. 
For napkin folds beyond your wildest dreams check out, “Napkin Origami :25 Creative and Fun ideas for Napkin folding by Brian Sawyer.  The book has dynamite ideas.
Click on each button to see some very unique folds…
~ Make sure your napkins are clean, stain free and without any worn holds or frayed edges.

~ Iron them.  Yes, I said, “iron them”.  With all the lag time in restaurants, your servers can focus on some quality time and it won’t hurt their gratuities one single bit.  In fact it will help them.

~ Make sure all the folds are even and ends come together.

Incredibly Great Resource Books: 
  • Napkin Origami: 25 Creative and Fun Ideas For Napkin Folding by Brian Sawyer
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  • Penelope Tsaldari December 12, 2009 at 6:26 am

  • enzozebo December 13, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    There are entire websites devoted to different ways to fold a napkin, and from the photos above, they add something unique to a table setting. Yet another small detail that adds volumes to a table setting.

  • Linda January 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    As the author of The Simple Art of Napkin Folding, I’m so pleased to see its usefulness to the service industry. And heartfelt thanks to PT for being such an advocate of the many ways to fold a napkin!

  • The Cookie Girl January 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I love seeing the napkins folded into art. When I was about 10 or 11 years old I discovered the art of napkin folding and have enjoyed it ever since.

  • Penelope Tsaldari January 21, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Dear Cookie,I’m am so very happy to visited and enjoyed the napkin folds ~ they are quite different and unique.  You know its strange that your comment prompted me to remember ironing and lightly starching our cloth napkins.  Paper towels were unheard of except at the gas stations when they were used to wipe the windshield.  I distinctly remember the wonderful clean smell of the napkins because my grandmother would wet them with lilac or rose water.  Every meal, every day our meals were served with a cloth napkin, ironed and starched.  It was wonderful especially at tea time.Thank you for reminding me of such glorious memories.  Hope you visit back soon, or maybe even subscribe.  I have many entertaining food related articles to share.Take care and thank you again,PT