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Gather: Cloth Napkins

by | Jan 27, 2013 | Courtney, Details, Gather | 15 comments

Gather: Cloth Napkins

Gather: Cloth Napkins

1. Linen Napkins 2. Ethiopian Raw Silk Napkins 3. Indigo Polka Dot Napkins

4. Burst Napkin 5. Parisian Blue Napkin 6. Tile Napkin 7. Hand-Embroidered Naraka Napkin 8. Mina Napkin Set

Do you have a drawer full of beautiful cloth napkins to mix and match?
Fun patterns and colors for every season and occasion?
That would be lovely.

GATHER is a regular column on The Inspired Room featuring design inspiration gathered by Courtney Michaels, an interior design intern at Maison Luxe in Seattle.

15 Comments

  1. Alison

    Ill take number 1, 2, and 3 please. 100 each : )
    I actually bought awesome linen napkins from country living line at Kmart!

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  2. ELENI FITSAKI

    Ohhh!! I just realized that I haven’t refreshed my napkins since I got married (ok I am married only 8 years) but I think it is time to do it. Number 8 suits great with my kitchen. Thank you, Melissa, for remind me this!

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  3. Amy

    I do have a drawer full of cloth napkins of all sorts of colors and patterns and use them everyday. When I was a little girl my mom would let me pick out the napkins and napkin rings to set the table with each time we sat down to eat. It is a fond memory and an activity I am passing doen to my girls. I just LOVE using cloth napkins!

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    • Melissa

      Oh how fun, what a cool thing to pass on to your girls!!

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  4. Beth

    These are all so pretty! I especially like 5 and 8. For me a napkins has to have some weight to it, and feel soft–there’s nothing worse than a rough napkin on the face. Kinda like kissing my hubs before he shaves :-)

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  5. Tanya

    These are gorgeous, I would love a giant stack of #2 and #6, I think it’s time to refresh my napkin collection! Have a wonderful weekend

    xo-Tanya

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  6. joan

    I love cloth napkins and have several sets but don’t use them as often as I would like because hubby prefers a “clean” on with each meal. Not sure if am I saving on paper use? or just adding to the use of water when washing them so he has a clean one each meal???

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  7. the gypsy magpie

    So happy to hear I’m not the only one out there that just LOVES a cloth napkin! I’ve added to my collection for 40 years or so- I began making my own when I was about 10 years old just because they were fun to iron! Imagine that. WHAT was I THINKING??? My friends like to tease me about always using them instead of paper ones when they come for lunch… but I know they appreciate the extra special attention.

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    • Melissa

      I think they are wonderful!

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  8. jmadison

    Gypsy, you are so not the only one! I make about three sets a year, and a set at our house means 16. Everything else that has to be ironed goes to the laundry, but I do some of my best problem solving ironing napkins.

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  9. Mimi

    I have tons of cloth napkins, but rarely use the. Last time a used white linen ones for a ladies luncheon and no one used them. But I love your idea of mix and marching different colors. I’d love the look and Thi k my friends would feel less intimidated.

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    • Melissa

      I agree, mixing and matching fun colors and patterns is definitely fun and not intimidating at all!

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  10. Rene

    I use them all the time. Love them!

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  11. Stephanie Fig

    I love linen tablecloths and napkins. I feel like my guests always have a hard time actually using them and then I have to beg them to use them at dinnertime. But thats the part I love – to serve my guests and make them feel really special. Its part of being an amazing host!

    Stephanie Fig at The Enchanted Fig Tree on ETSY

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/theenchantedfigtree

    Reply

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