Five Things I Love & Napkin Folding

I was tagged by Marye of to share about five things I love. Among the many things I love, these are five that I really love:

1. China and anything related to tablesetting – that is only natural for a dish-aholic, right?

2. Christmas – my all-time favorite holiday even if I had grown up celebrating it in a tropical country. It is the meaning of Christmas that always tugs at my heart – the remedy for evil, and the possibility of having peace with God:

3. Things related to heirloom millinery – traditional counterpane, wholecloth, smocking, embroidery, cross-stitch are what capture my fancy.

4. Books – they keep my mind and my horizon expanding. They are just something I’ve got to have in my life.

5. My Bible – for “The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart.” Psalm 19:8a.


Suzan had asked about what kind of fold I had used for my napkin in the Christmas tablesetting I had shown a couple of days ago. It is called “Rose”, and I have included the directions below:

17 thoughts on “Five Things I Love & Napkin Folding

  1. Beautiful items to love for sure! Your worn Bible is very cool. I’ll have to show my daughter the folding instructions, she’s the origami expert in the family and that looks very similar to origami :0)
    have a wonderful Friday Wendy!

  2. I’ve never seen that napkin fold but I’d loe to try it. I’m afraid I’m not much of a table setting person – much too cassual for that. :) But every once in a while I try my hand at it and it’s fun when I do. That would be really pretty with a red napkin on my white dishes. Blessings, marlene

  3. You took my breath away when I first arrived! I love tea pots and the blue and white is stunning! I looked at the rest of your Christmas in July posts, how fun :). Your Bible is a real keepsake, I have several old ones as well. Wonderful treasures you have, thanks for sharing.

    Have a wonderful Friday!
    Kathi :)

  4. Your china dinner and tea sets are beautiful. The Willoware is stunning. It’s all lovely, the smocked dress and old books. Your Bible looks worn and loved! A lovely post, thanks for sharing.

  5. What wonderful treasures you’ve shared with us. Your china is absolutely beautiful! I love the smocked dress, too. And your Bible is truly a treasure.

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. I’m almost speechless! Wow…what a fabulous show n tell. Your bible reminds me of my mother’s! Hers also shows a lot of use, wear and tear…much used in her lifetime. And the one book, “The Last Princess”…what is that about? Sounds interesting….I love books.

    And the top photo of your dish set…wow. Beautiful.

    My show n tell is about my favorite author today. Hope you can find time to stop by! And there is a link left at the bottom — for a gift for you.

    Happy Friday.

  7. We have similar interests. I am also a dishaholic and love beautiful things as my blog posts have shared. My books on entertaining include several small ones on napkin folding. The best part of preparing for guests is setting the table.

  8. You have a nice eye for decorating and have lovely things. I love your handwork. If I turned around here, I could take a photo of 2 8 foot tall bookcases filled to the brim with books-so I understand your love for them.

  9. Love the china – I get the “china-holic” thing. I have three china cabinets filled and I just keep haulin’ it in! Also get the attachement to linens – me too. And the napkin fold you used it beautiful! Great post!
    Kathy (

  10. These are special pieces you’ve shared. I noticed in the first picture a cup with strainer. Is that for tea. I also wanted to comment on your quilted wreath. That is so special. Since material is so expensive, I may be doing lots of table runners and wall hangings. One full size quilt I plan to do is the flannel one with the ragged edges. the one where you quilt as you go. I don’t know what that is called but it seems very practical.
    Mama Bear

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