No question about it, I’m crazy about using pumpkins and gourds this time of year, and there’s no such thing as too many.
Wherever they are used, they add such color and texture, two of my favorite things when it comes to setting a table.
Those elements make it very easy to put everything else together,
especially during this season when the colors are so rich and warm.
As important as anything on the table is the humble napkin. For me, it’s always the final touch that keeps any table from being ordinary and there are lots of options. The above fold is one you might want to try.With the napkin laid flat, fold it on the diagonal.
Fold from left to right to make a smaller triangle. Repeat.
Fold each side accordion style, starting at the middle.
Hold the napkin tightly about 1 1/2″ from the bottom and tie with twine or ribbon. Adjust the folds.
Folding the napkin is not difficult. Where it gets a little sticky is holding it with one hand and tying it with the other. That’s when an extra pair of hands come in handy! Next time I do this fold, I’m going to add a leaf or a herb sprig or a flower or a cinnamon stick….well, you get the picture. Napkins are just another way to express your creative self. Have fun!