Thursday, March 01, 2007

Serviettes.

Yesterday as I was cruising fairly rapidly around the supermarket I noticed these! Serviettes ( or paper napkins or table napkins ) with New Zealand Pohutukawa, our Christmas flowering tree . Hadn't seen those before. Had to get some. I'll keep them till next Christmas. In my deep table linen drawer I already keep a stash of special use serviettes. ( not every day ones ) Some are here in this photo. There are some beautiful ones available now. I think it might have been Dale who used similar as the background or starting point for embellishing over. Do any of you enjoy finding these table setting beautifiers? As a little girl one of my jobs was to set the table and along with cutlery, cruet and glasses was always table napkins; fabric ones that were ironed( good to learn on) and kept in serviette rings. I still have some of those ones but don't use them ....these tissue paper ones are prettier and easier. Good restaurants still use linen ones.


Now the blue fabric you asked about Helen. It is Pottery by The Erlanger Group Ltd. Patt#2888. and I purchased it at Barnhouse and Embroidery in Tauranga.

6 comments:

downunderdale said...

what glorious serviettes, Ali

Sooziii said...

Ali those serviettes are wonderful - they would make a truly beautiful quilt! Another idea for you once your finished all the hexagons....

Helen said...

Thanks for the info on the blue fabric Ali. I love Barnhouse Quilts but I don't get to it very often - about once a year or so.

Molly said...

That first one---ooohh! love the colour combo...

meggie said...

Lovely serviettes with the Pohutukawa! How pretty. I much prefer that for Xmas to the Pointsettia!
My cousin goes to Barnhouse Quilt shop.

MargaretR said...

I love looking for special serviettes Ali. You have some lovely specimens there. I can smell that chutney all the way from Wales. Mmmmm!