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Linen Napkins Not Only for Fancy Dinners


We at LinenMe have a bit of thing about linen napkins. Not only do they make a table look elegant and pulled together, they also symbolise a slower way of enjoying food. Finding time to eat as a family or with friends, or to prepare a homemade meal for one, can be tricky. But we believe the world is a better place when we come together, and that mealtimes are the best place to share time with others or in quiet contemplation if we live alone.

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The food world is dominated by cheap fast food chains, and the pace of modern life means people often don't have time to sit and enjoy their meal. We want to reclaim slow dinners, the dining room table, beautiful plates and tableware, charming cloth napkins and linen tablecloths that create a backdrop for gatherings. Linen table linens are timelessly appealing, and have formed the centre of mealtimes for centuries. With an increasing focus on eating freshly prepared, locally sourced food, and making time to share it together, this is just the right time to revamp your table linens. And the simplest way to create a warm, welcoming, stylish feel for your table is a set of beautiful  linen napkins.

linen napkins

Linen napkins are not only for formal dinners or special occasions – they are also a great everyday kitchen essential. Here's why we love linen napkins, and how they can improve your mealtimes:

  • Thanks to the durability of linen fabric a set of linen napkins is a long-term investment, giving you years of use if looked after properly.
  • Our linen is machine-washable, so you can simply throw your linen napkins into the washing machine after use. You can air or tumble dry, and they only need ironing if you want – we love their natural creases! And they look great no matter how much you wash them.
  • If you are trying to reduce your carbon footprint and buy more sustainable products, then linen napkins are the perfect alternative to disposable paper towel or synthetic fabrics. They have a long life and don't add to landfill, unlike baby wipes or kitchen paper.
  • Linen napkins are highly absorbent and quick to dry, making them perfect for mopping up spills and wiping hands.
  • For sensitive skin and young sticky fingers, linen is far softer and kinder than other fabrics.
  • They add an air of refinement and elegance to every meal, whether that's a lazy weekend breakfast or dinner party with friends.
  • Combining napkins with linen tablecloths, linenplacemats and linen table runners offers lots of opportunity to switch up your table aesthetic – go for matching sets, or mix things up; for Christmas choose deep reds and vintage-inspired patterns, and for a slick lunch gathering go for pared back whites and greys. Add a simple flower arrangement and you're good to go.

why choose linen napkins

Make every meal better with a set of linen napkins – you'll wonder how you ever managed without them.

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I'm Inga and this is a space where I celebrate simple, slow living. It's a place to be curious and creative, to share ideas on how to live and work sustainably and mindfully. Being the creative force behind I also write about my love for linen and natural fabrics. Linenbeauty weaves inspiring stories of slow living with interior style features, travel and cookery tips and outfit ideas. Thanks so much for stopping by.