Winter White Tablescape and Napkin Folding Tutorial

I was so inspired by the photos from the previous post that I decided to create my own Winter White table setting. (I have a 9 year old and 7 year old so white is simply not practical anywhere else in my home.)

Instead of a table runner I used a smaller tablecloth and swaddled it in the center of my table. I reused the globes I already had filled with the Epsom salts and put one on each end of the table.  As a centerpiece I used the candle ring my sister gave me for Christmas and then placed another larger globe and candle in the center of the ring. I then flanked the centerpiece with two crystal candle holders with white tapers. Interest was added to the tablescape by varying the types and sizes of both the candles and their holders.  
  Sorry kids but this table is for adults only!!!

So what do you think?
I actually think it is prettier in the evening.

And now for my napkin folding tutorial! Did you notice the little cuff in the napkins? I originally learned how to do this with bathroom towels so I decided to see how it would work using napkins. It it very simple to do.

Step 1

Lay napkin on the table face down and fold it in half creating a rectangle shape.

Step 2

Fold about 1/4 to 1/3 of one end of the napkin back on itself.

Step 3

Flip the whole napkin over and fold the same end of the napkin again back on itself. So now the same end has been folded twice, once on each side.

Step 4

Flip napkin over once again so the folded side is facing down. Take one side of the napkin and fold it towards the middle. Then repeat with the other side.

Step 5

Flip the napkin over so that the cuff side is facing up and you are all done!

Now you are ready to place them out on your table with the knife and spoon tucked neatly inside the napkin cuff!

 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. How pretty! I love your white rooster plates, they go so nicely with everything. I am having a giveaway at my blog, if you would like to check it out here's where you can find it!

    All the best,
    Rachel :)

  2. What a fresh and lovely tablescape! Thanks for the napkin folding tutorial... so simple and elegant.
    ~ Wendi ~

  3. Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing your beautiful winter white tablescape...it is just the inspiration I need while changing over from Christmas decor. It was especially fun to see that you own the same crystal candlesticks that hubs and I bought in Germany way back in the 80's when he was in the military. Ours were purchased at a cute giftshop in Hohenschwangau which is the little town at the foot of the famous Neuschwanstein castle. So lovely to see them in a beautiful tablescape like yours.

  4. Nothing is quite as lovely as all white. So pretty. Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  5. What a pretty winter tablescape! I love the white with the pinecones and rattan to add texture. Thanks for showing us a napkin fold I might even be able to master!

  6. Your tablescape is STUNNING.

    It is so nicely done, winter but not Christmas..........white but not frozen.........love it.

    I think it is time I play with my dishesm too. You inspired me as well! See? It's contagious, sisn't it?

  7. Perfect for a candlelight dinner with your very best friends! This would be the perfect antidote to a cold winter night! Thanks so much for joining the party!

  8. What a beautiful tablescape! I love your roo plates and thaks for the great tutorial, too!

  9. Love your take on a Winter White tablescape! Good idea to "scrunch" a tablecloth down the center as a runner, looks fuller and gives more dimension. Beautiful hurricane shades, plates and chargers! Fantastic napkin fold too!


  10. Barbara, it is fabulously beautiful!!
    I just love your blog and your photos. thank you for sharing them.


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