Napkins

DIY, Napkins

How to Fold a Napkin: The Cone Way

The holidays are upon us and most likely you will be having people or family over for dinner. Instead of doing the same ole fold the napkin in 4, I have an easy and different way to fold your napkin. Let me introduce you to the cone. There are a few steps but it’s pretty simple.

I am using a graphic line print napkin called Kyoto which I think adds to the wrapping of the napkins.

STEP 1: Lay out the napkin face side up.

STEP 2: Fold it in half.

STEP 3: Fold in half again matching up the corners.

STEP 4: is just turning the napkin so the open corner is at the top, 12:00

STEP 5: At the top point, fold one layer down to the bottom point.  STEP 6: Flip the napkin to it’s opposite side. Just turn the whole thing over.  STEP 7: Fold the left point (9:00) to the right.  STEP 8: Fold the right over to the left and flip over to the backside exposing our new pocket in the shape of an ice cream cone.

STEP 5: At the top point, fold one layer down to the bottom point.

STEP 6: Flip the napkin to it’s opposite side. Just turn the whole thing over.

STEP 7: Fold the left point (9:00) to the right.

STEP 8: Fold the right over to the left and flip over to the backside exposing our new pocket in the shape of an ice cream cone.

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You can either put your silverware in the pocket, name tag or something to celebrate the time of year. I chose a pine branch since we are setting up our Christmas tree and we have a few to spare. Also I stole a bead from Harper’s collection and slipped it over the pine branch to add a little color. Some other ideas are holly branch or a candy cane.

Enjoy!

Tracey

Market, Napkins, Aprons

Summer Pop up this Sunday

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This Sunday on June 11th I am so excited to be selling with Brooklyn Makers at the Down to Earth Farmer's Market in Park Slope Brooklyn.  I have been thinking of selling at the farmer's markets and when Teresa of Brooklyn Makers announced she was collaborating with Down to Earth I nearly jumped out of my seat I was so thrilled!  Brooklyn Makers will be showcasing 5 to 6 brands at the market this Sunday and Wednesday June 21st in Dumbo.  I will be selling at both.  

Conductor Stripe Denim Picnic Blankets with twill ties, carry strap and d-ring closure.

Conductor Stripe Denim Picnic Blankets with twill ties, carry strap and d-ring closure.

 

You can find new aprons, tea towels, picnic blankets and napkins. I have added quite a few new things for the summer season in bright pinks and adding some tassels too!  

New apron style, the Conductor Shortie Full. 

New apron style, the Conductor Shortie Full. 

Pink, blush and grey napkin collection, reversible to pink pineapple, gold metallic dots and grey squares.  Mix and match!

Pink, blush and grey napkin collection, reversible to pink pineapple, gold metallic dots and grey squares.  Mix and match!

You can see the whole list of makers by visiting Brooklyn Maker's website right here. 

Hope to see you this summer and for an extra 10% off your purchase at the Park Slope of Dumbo pop up,  mention you read my blog post about the Brooklyn Maker Pop Ups!

Tracey

Napkins

Valentine Napkins

Do you have a pink lover in your life? I know I do.  Although I do not shower my daughter with lots of pink; her room is robins egg blue, clothes are all colors,  her favorite color is now pink.  And red.  I like pink.  I don't think of it as my favorite color but then someone pointed out I have a pink coat.  Bright pink is a great color. If you have a pink or animal lover in your life the above napkins are for you. You can purchase those right here.  There is a variety of table linens in my etsy shop that are perfect for Valentine's Day and Spring time.  My new favorite is the Arrow Napkin.  Gold metallic arrows on a sophisticated brown charcoal color. 

Napkins are listed in my Etsy Shop but if you want a table cloth just email me tracey@traceytoole.com or send me a convo on Etsy. Want to mix it up for a wedding celebration? Gold metallic arrows on gold quarter dots. 

Metallic gold arrow and dot napkin set

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tracey