Tablescaping Ideas: The Napkin Lady

I had wanted to put this post with the previous one, but when I realized how long it would be, I decided to make two posts. I have always loved setting a pretty table, even before I knew that something called “tablescaping” existed.

In 33 years of marriage, I have never used paper napkins and love pretty cloth napkins. When I started tablescaping, I started looking in discount stores and on eBay and other online sources for pretty cloth napkins.

The brown paisley print napkins  (left) with the gold thread running through them were some of the first I bought on eBay. I love these napkins and have used them many times, such as here.

When it came close to Valentine’s Day, I decided to try to find some themed napkins on eBay. 

I went back to the same seller that I used before and found the brightly colored hot pink and red ones sprinkled with hearts and later the ones with the conversation heart print.

http://www.ebay.com/usr/mscookiewookie

The eBay seller goes by mscookiewookie, and she sells lovely napkins! She makes them herself, and they are very high quality. Her fabrics are gorgeous, and she uses a serger to finish them professionally.

I decided to look at her offerings again recently, and I was glad I did! I purchased the lime green spider print and orange jack-o-lantern print from her (to the right of the Valentine napkins in the above pics), and you will be seeing them on my Halloween tablescapes soon.

As I was browsing the Halloween napkins, I fell in love with the embroidered autumn leaf.

You will soon be seeing them in a Fall/Thanksgiving post. She apparently also has a machine that embroiders, and the quality of the embroidery is wonderful.

Then I made the Thomas Kinkade purchase which I mentioned here. Looking through my stash of napkins, I did not see any that would look right with this gorgeous china. On a sudden whim, I emailed miss cookie and described the Thomas Kinkade plates as well as sent her a photo. Within a few days, she had several different pair up which used the color scheme from the dinnerware. I chose the tonal green ones which are surged with a pale lavender thread.

I can’t wait to use them with the new dishes in a tablescape! Miss Cookie’s fabric quality is wonderful; all of her napkins which I have purchased wash well and look great even after repeated uses. Her prices are reasonable, and she responds promptly to emails and sends out merchandise quickly.

She even had a few embroidered Halloween hand towels, and I bought this one for a touch of whimsy in my Harvest kitchen. I asked Miss Cookie if she minded my mentioning her on my blog, and she said that she did not. If you are looking for beautiful napkins to finish off your tablescapes, try Miss Cookie. I do not think you will be disappointed.

Although I will put my usual link list at the bottom of this post, I will not be linking this post up as much as I usually do. Many of the blog parties do not want advertising. Although I never intended my post about my beautiful napkins to be advertising, I do want to respect the wishes of those bloggers. So please do not ignore this post if you happen to see it whenever you are reading another of my posts. You will love looking at her beautiful napkins!

A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday (vignettes, tabletops, tablescapes),Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday (tablescapes) and Metamorphosis Monday,Under the Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase (any project or idea made by you this week),Cuisine Kathleen for Let’s Dish (tablescapes),The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday (tablescapes),The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday (thrifty decorating, tablescapes),Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now (recipes, crafts, home décor),Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter (recipes, crafts, home décor),Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound (anything pink),You’re Gonna Love It Tuesdays at Kathe with an E (recipes, crafts, home décor),Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style (recipes, crafts, home décor),Centerpiece Wednesday at The Style Sisters (centerpieces),Open House Party at No Minimalist Here (crafts, home décor), Time Travel Thursday at The Brambleberry Cottage (memories, projects), Tips and Tidbits at The Stone Gable(projects, home décor, recipes),Thursday Favorite Things at Katherine’s Corner (projects, home décor, recipes), Sizzle into Summer at DIY by Design (home décor, projects)
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About Bev

I am a retired teacher who has only recently taken up tablescaping and blogging. For more information, see my About Bev link.
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14 Responses to Tablescaping Ideas: The Napkin Lady

  1. lulu says:

    I hope you mix them all up on your table as they would add such a touch of whimsy.

  2. Good post! I too have always loved cloth napkins. I find mine at thrift shops, yard sales and estate sales. Thanks for a great shop to check out if I need custom napkins! Hugs, Linda

  3. These are so beautiful! Thank you for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday and sharing this with us!
    Karin

  4. Very pretty napkins….such a variety! I love napkins, too. They are a wonderful way to bring personality to the table for not a ton of money!!!

  5. Carolyn says:

    Miss Cookie makes lovely napkins!

  6. What a wonderful napkin collection. Love the colors and patterns. I agree that they make the table look much more polished.

  7. Marigene says:

    Great collection of napkins!

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