...all walk into a bar...no, wait that isn't it. What do these things have in common, you ask? Well, they are actually folds for napkins. Yes, those fancy schmancy folds for slippery napkins that are done up in restaurants the world over. Fleur de lys, the lily, the crown and the rose are all variations of folding up your napkin to impress your guests.
Why on earth am I mentioning this, you may be asking, and rightly so. Well, Father's Day is around the corner and we all know how impressed Dad is with napkins...er..well, maybe not. But there is a particular cute folding method, aptly named The Shirt, that would be very impressive at your Father's Day breakfast. A good runner up would be The Necktie, found at the same link.
If you find yourself smitten with folding, the Internets have many resources for you. Martha shows you how to make a turkey, as well as a lotus flower.
If that's not enough, check out this book with 35 different folds for your origami inclinations.
In the end, the intricate folds are only temporary and hardly necessary, but there is something pretty nifty about seeing a table with linens folded just so.
*Visit Fashion-era.com for more illustrations from Mrs. Beeton's 1923 Family Cookery Book.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Posted by Kimberly Ann at 12:54 AM