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Gather: Cloth Napkins

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

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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.


  1. Alison

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


    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!

  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!

    • Melissa

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

  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 :-)

  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


  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???

  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.

    • Melissa

      I think they are wonderful!

  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.

  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.

    • Melissa

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

  10. Rene

    I use them all the time. Love them!

  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


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