The lost art of napkin folding

Okay, not really…. but my pretty Christmas tree napkins were noticed on my Christmas table:


And a request was made for instructions.

As a picture speaks more than a thousand words…..

1. Start with a square napkin folded in half, then in half again.



2. Turn the four loose (not folds) corners up.



3. staggering them



4. Flip it over



5. Fold one side at an angle



6. Then fold the other, so that you have a point at the bottom


6. Flip it over again – and turn 180 degrees


7. Turn the top point up.


8. Turn the rest of the points up, tucking them under the fold



I saw this on a YouTube video, that, like with so many things I look at on the internet, is lost in the mists of time. If the person who made the video sees this, leave a comment and I’ll add your link.

There was also mention of seeing the rest of the dining room:



I don’t do a lot of Christmas decorating in here as we don’t use it often.

But it is a safe place for some of the Christmas bears, rabbits, etc. No dogs allowed.



No food today, just photos…..

And another  

Happy New Year     

 Bonne Année 2015

9 thoughts on “The lost art of napkin folding”

  1. Your house looks lovely! I didn’t decorate much this year because I can’t find much after the move.

    I have ecru napkins with red edges so I’ll have to do this next year. Just think of them as aluminum trees with red garland 😉

  2. Tanna, the red with green edging really work well. You could always embroider yours in your spare time…..

    nightsmusic, I’ve been in that position a few times. I think the ecru with red will be lovely.

  3. Bonne année, Katie .
    Now to find/make some suitable napkins before next Xmas. Are you able to buy real Xmas trees in your part of France? Many years ago Round Table used to sell them here but now unless you have one growing in a pot to bring in each year, you have to settle for an artificial one. We gave decorations a miss this year .
    My OH is doing all the shopping so our ostrich steaks stayed in the deepfreeze and we had venison kebabs instead – equally as delicious and the weather played ball!

  4. Gill, yes, there are real ones but I have artificial. I have for years – that way I can have it up longer LOL

    Zoomie, those are my ‘good’ books. The paperbacks are up on the landing LOL

    • We buy a Michigan White Pine every year. I always have people ask me if it’s real because they look so perfect. And they’d last till Valentine’s Day if I left it that long. Which I don’t only because my husband would disown me…

  5. nighstmusic, part of the reason I keep my artificial tree is I don’t like the trees here. The first time I saw one (in Ireland) I was appalled. Very sparse with a tall, bare stick at the top LOL. They are getting more to my taste… but mine is easier.

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