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Inspiration pick of the week: Tablecloths, napkins and runners

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Fog Linen at www.foglinenwork.com

1 Fog Linen at www.foglinenwork.com

Creative Women at www.creativewomen.net

2 Creative Women at www.creativewomen.net

Creative Women at www.creativewomen.net

3 Creative Women at www.creativewomen.net

Dia Living at dialiving.com

4 Dia Living at dialiving.com

Ochre at www.ochrestore.com

5 Ochre at www.ochrestore.com

Williams-Sonoma at www.williams-sonoma.com

6 Williams-Sonoma at www.williams-sonoma.com

Didriks at www.didriks.com

7 Didriks at www.didriks.com

DwellStudio at www.dwellstudio.com

8 DwellStudio at www.dwellstudio.com

Ochre at www.ochrestore.com

9 Ochre at www.ochrestore.com

Suki Cheema at www.sukicheema.com

10 Suki Cheema at www.sukicheema.com

Libeco at www.libeco.com

11 Libeco at www.libeco.com

Ikea at ikea.com

12 Ikea at ikea.com

Unison Porter at 2modern.com

13 Unison Porter at 2modern.com

Get Green Glamour at greenwithglamour.com

14 Get Green Glamour at greenwithglamour.com

Avril Loreti at avrilloreti.com

15 Avril Loreti at avrilloreti.com

Martha Stewart for Macy's at macys.com

16 Martha Stewart for Macy's at macys.com

Missoni Home, placemats and napkins, at allmodern.com

17 Missoni Home, placemats and napkins, at allmodern.com

Napkins on a roll from www.rolldrapuk.com

18 Napkins on a roll from www.rolldrapuk.com

Now that the larger apartment decisions have been made (flooring, paint, furniture, rugs, etc.), I am starting to think about accessories. For some reason, maybe its a need to have a party, I have been inspired by table linens lately. Napkins, runners, placemats. I cannot stop looking at images and imaging all of the wonderful meals I can host. I've been combing the market for ideas as well as looking to the pages of Martha Stewart Living. Here's what I have found.

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Ahhhh...the lotus: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/napkin-folding-lotus

1 Ahhhh...the lotus: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/napkin-folding-lotus

Love these seersucker napkins from Good Things: www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/seersucker-napkins

2 Love these seersucker napkins from Good Things: www.marthastewart.com/goodthings/seersucker-napkins

Naturally inspired: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/sweetgum-fruit-napkin-ties

3 Naturally inspired: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/sweetgum-fruit-napkin-ties

For a more stately affair: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/napkin-folding-2

4 For a more stately affair: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/napkin-folding-2

By now, you all must know my love for monogramming: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/monogrammed-napkins

5 By now, you all must know my love for monogramming: http://www.marthastewart.com/article/monogrammed-napkins

Feels like summer: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/dress-up-a-table-runner

6 Feels like summer: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-things/dress-up-a-table-runner

I would love to attend this party: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-thing/tea-towel-napkins

7 I would love to attend this party: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-thing/tea-towel-napkins

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Comments (6)

  • I especially like the picture of the linens with the "N" initials (#8). "NR" were my initials before I was married. You don't see those letters together very often!

  • Hello Kevin,
    Thanks for including Creative Women's napkins in your array of napkins for the holiday (#2,3,4). I've sent the blog url to some of the women we work with in Ethiopia (the creators of these lovely textiles), so that they can see how appreciated their products are. One of these women once said to me that one of the major reasons she exports her products is that she wants people around the world to think of beautiful things when they think of Ethiopia. You've helped her on her mission.
    Ellen Dorsch
    Founder, Creative Women

  • These look amazing! I especially like the fog linen. I really think that it would complement the copper pans that I have. I just love to serve my food to people within my copper pots and pans because I think it adds a nice accent to the whole atmosphere I'm trying to represent when I have house guests.

  • Where would I find MYdrape napkins (napkins on a roll) that were featured in your "Great Finds" section on LIVING magazine - may have even been last year? I cut out the picture but no other info - sorry. Thanks for helping. Judy Bowker

  • Beautiful suggestions and ideas that will help the cook show the extra effort taken to serve from his/her kitchen, thank you

  • Hello! Will you use Twitter? Id wish to follow you hopefully could be okay. Im undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

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