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Napkin Origami

I've been thinking about how I want my tables to look at our reception. A lot. I am hoping to find awesome chargers on the cheap whilst in India. I know I'll have zippo time to shop because I'm booked with back to back appointments. However, there's an awesome handicrafts market called Dilli Haat (pronounced deelee hawt) that's open in the evenings that I'd like to try to get to. Considering the rupee is at the highest it's been in years, I can load up on some really great stuff on the uber-cheap. Last time I went to Dilli Haat I got rayon pashminas for US$1 each. Nice. You can get the real-deal pashminas for about US$30. REALLY nice.

Anyway, I'm envisioning my tables with chocolate brown metal chargers with a slightly patina color on the brown. I have an Indian vendor who might be able to hook me up with some gorgeous chargers. He sent me tons of photos for them. I think I've narrowed it down to this one:

It would have a different finish of course, but this is just the raw body and pattern I would go with. What do you think?

On top of the charger, I'd place the ivory napkins. The tablecloth is in sandalwood. Here's a pic of the table linens I chose.

I want to tuck my printed menu into the napkin and my venue is cool with folding them, but I wasn't sure how. I Googled "How to Fold Napkins" and found a couple of sites. I found this step-by-step demo that I think is particularly helpful:

I'm going with "The Pocket." I can then put my brown favor box right on top of the fold part with the menu peeking out from under the fold. What do you think?

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Reader Comments (5)

I like the pocket!! Who knew you could fold napkins so many different ways! Thanks for sharing.

I love your table linens. I'm thinking about doing a tan over a white to give ours a sand colored feel with bright colors on top.

I think your napkin design is perfect.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCatrina & Randy

How awesome that you can pick up linens and decor on your trip to India! Perfect! I was hoping to fit in a trip to Asia this summer, for fun/ research/ wedding shopping, but it doesn't look like it will happen in time... Good luck with the shopping!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelizabeth

The chargers are great!

The pocket idea sounds good. I really liked water lily when I first saw it.

I got silk/cotton fabrics for my original fall wedding at Dilli Haat! I'm now using that for bm dresses and the fascinators.

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchicncheap

Perfect as usual!!

June 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Campbell

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