cloth napkins (most of the time) and try to have them pressed and presentable. But it ends there. So we were interested to see stylist Denise Vivaldo's new book: Perfect Table Settings: Easy and Elegant Ideas for Hundreds of Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements. We didn't know there were so many things to do with a napkin! Here's one simple, cute idea for Thanksgiving: A folded napkin bird's nest.
We think this is rather cute, and simple enough for the most craft-challenged among us. It would be an especially cute idea for the kids' table — you could set one of those water whistle birds right in the middle for after-dinner serenades. Are you getting fancy with your napkins at all this year? • Find the book: Perfect Table Settings: Hundreds of Easy and Elegant Ideas for Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements by Denise Vivaldo. Published by Rober Rose Inc. (September 2010). $19.77 at Amazon. Related: How To Sew Napkins and a Table Runner (Images used by permission of Robert Rose Inc)