Napkins can serve so many roles in your house—rest your cocktail on it, wipe off that barbecue sauce, grab a handful of cookies with one, or just dress up your dinner table with a set of elegant napkins.
Stop using that roll of paper towels as napkins—let the chicken wing joints keep that tradition alive—and pick out a set of napkins that work for your lifestyle. Here are several sets that will look great in any household.
Rosie knows napkins
Ever wonder where Bounty got the tag line “the quicker-picker-upper?” From the ’60s through ’90s on TV commercials, actress Nancy Walker played a diner waitress named Rosie who was keen on demonstrating her paper towel was the real “the quicker picker-upper” when patrons got sloppy with their meals. These napkins – available in packs of 200 and 400 – are quilted just like their paper towel relatives.
Crisp and clean-looking
Made from premium ultra-ply paper, these American Homestead napkins have the feel of linen. Available in packs of 200 and 600, they measure 17×12 inches and are super absorbent.
For fancier affairs
With six colors to choose from, these cotton napkins from Ruvanti are also easy to match up with any dinnerware set. Reviewers rave about their softness and being able to pull them straight from the clothes dryer for table use without ironing.
Taste of paradise
These unique napkins from Bruce Michel are perfect for celebrating a Florida-style dinner with friends. Break out the stone crab claws, key lime pie, sweet tea and these napkins, and enjoy your feast in style. (Check out the Michel brand for matching plates as well.)
Steve Spears is editor of Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. He is based in Orlando and counts St. Augustine, Key West and the Gulf Beaches among his favorite destinations in the state.