by Linda on September 6, 2017


Pink napkin in the center. Napkin in the center of the plate

Whose napkin is it anyway?

Is my napkin on the right of the place setting or on the left?

According to Emily Post (, this is where the napkins can be found.

“Napkin: The napkin is folded or put in a napkin ring and placed either to the left of the forks or on the center of the dinner plate. Sometimes, a folded napkin is placed under the forks.”

There is a caveat with this napkin information.

  1. The table setter needs to know where the napkins  belong in the place setting according to Emily.
  2. What about the fancy napkins. The napkins that are folded and displayed in a more decorative way?  Where do I find my napkin?  It is always on the plate or to the left of the plate.
  3. I sometimes love to put my napkins rolled to look like candle sticks in the drink glass – but that is on the right as in BMW. Bread – Main Meal – Water. –

A big thank you to and   Great photo’s – their sites have wonderful ideas.

Fancy – purple napkin folded with awesome peaks.

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