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Monday, November 06, 2017

Fun Dressing Up the Table


The family dinner table is an important part of family life. Sadly though it seems many families don't sit at the dinner table together as much as they did when I was a kid, or even as much as we did when my own daughter was a child. Many experts say that's a key thing missing in today's society and family structure.  Kids are busy with school and related sports activities and families eat on the go.  But, perhaps with the holidays approaching setting a nice table and sitting together as a family can be achieved.

My husband and I always eat in the dining room, except for Friday night which is traditionally pizza night at our house.  That night we sit in front of the boob tube.  I always use cloth napkins.  They're more environmentally friendly for one, and I like the feel of them over paper napkins.  I've not yet tried these folds, or anything beyond folding flat or rolling; but plan to.  I wonder if the napkins need to be fairly new so they're sorta stiff?

Do you use cloth napkins?  Have you tried these or other pretty/cute folds?  Do you eat at the dining room table?  Leave me your thoughts in the comments below.

This blog has been in moth balls for a while and I'm hoping to fix that.  I recently re-charged my travel blog, Traveling Suitcase, where I'm currently blogging about a wonderful trip to Ireland and Scotland.  I've managed to keep my charity blog, Bridge and Beyond, current.  But, back to napkins, I always pack cloth napkins when hubby and I travel domestically.  We stay in condo's/timeshares so do the bulk of our meals in. 

7 comments:

  1. I use cloth napkins when I eat. But I also stock up on papertowels for cleaning and other stuff.

    Have a great week, Sandy. It was great to see you at my blog today. =)

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    1. Sounds like the best of both worlds. Thanks for the visit.

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  2. We eat at the table. Granted, there are a lot of us, and we tend to be loud and messy--especially the toddler, so fancy decor is not the best idea, but the point is, we come face to face each evening. I think that is one of the healthy habits society is forgoing in over-scheduling kids. If there isn't time for family dinner, life is too busy. =) But you seriously use cloth napkins? Maybe it's because of the 2 year old, or 11 yr old who's as messy as the 2 year old, but a disposable mess is a good one in my mind.

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    1. Agree with you so much, the face to face time at the table is getting lost in too many families. Thanks for the visit Crystal.

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  3. Hello my Crochet Friend, long time no talk...Glad to see you've come back to your blog, I'm trying also to clean mine up and get back into it. I'm glad I didn't close it down, but it needs spring cleaning..Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you for stopping over, and leaving a comment. It's goood to know people are still visiting, I was beginning to wonder who is out there, or is everybody over at the Big Box Place...We still eat as a family at the table, and we still say Grace.

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  4. We use both, paper and cloth, depends on what we are eating.
    I would say we use the paper more, but I like the notion of the cloth, more civilized and old fashioned. We dispose of too much these days and lost is the graciousness of a pretty table set with glassware and dishes,and cloth napkins.

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  5. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I would so love it if you would join my new yarny link party. It is a bit slow getting off the ground, but I have great hopes for it. It does not need to be a recent post, just something yarn related.

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