One of the easiest ways to set an enticing table is to get creative with napkins. Here are some favorite ideas. No starch required.
Above: Linen napkins are knotted in the middle at an outdoor dinner hosted by Le Marché St. George in Vancouver, B.C.
Above: Spotted at Bar Agricole in San Francisco, the rolled napkin secured with leather. Here's how to DIY your own leather napkin ties.
Above: Last week on Gardenista, Erin grouped seeded eucalyptus, rosemary, and hypericum together for a Botanical Napkin Ring.
Above: Traditional in shape but unconventional in material: Live Wire Farm's Wooden Napkin Rings, made from Vermont hardwood; $20 each.
For a table setting filled with ideas to steal, see our post on Schoolhouse Electric's Fall Dinner With Friends.
N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 18, 2013, as part of our Crowd Control issue.