Serviette / Napkin Holders - Most Practical Accessory for Table and Counter

Napkins are not only a practical must-have accessory for the table, but also a decorative item. Different colors and shapes will complete the atmosphere. We choose them according to the event for which we held the table.

 

Napkins History

In fact the history of napkins goes back to the early centuries, before forks were invented. People ate with their hands. The Greeks famous as aesthetic people used an extra dough made specially to wipe their hands, called " apomagdalie'", it was a mixture cut into small pieces and rolled and kneaded at the table, a custom that led to the use of sliced ​​bread for wiping hands. Others used leafs of a fig tree.

Until the sixteenth century, napkins were an accepted refinement of food, a fabric made in different sizes for different occasions.

The diaper, an English word for napkin, from the Greek word diaspron, was a cotton pattern or white linen woven in a small, repeating pattern, in the shape of a diamond.

The Serviette was a large napkin that was used at the table.

The servette de collation was a smaller napkin that was used while standing to eat. 

touaille (towel)  was a roller towel draped over a tube of wood or used as a communal towel that hung on the wall

In the early Middle Ages, the napkin disappeared from the table and hands and mouths wiped with whatever was available, the back of the hand, clothing or a piece of bread.

Later, napkins were returned. The table was set with three cloths.

 By the seventeenth century, the standard napkin was about 35 inches wide by 45 inches long, a capacious size that accommodated people who ate with their fingers. Essentially, napkins were about a third the width of the Tablecloth.

 

However, when the fork was introduced in the seventeenth century, the napkin fell out of use among the aristocracy and the cleanliness of dining was emphasized. German-speaking people were known to be such clean and neat diners that they rarely used a napkin.

The acceptance of the fork in the eighteenth century by the entire society brought neat and cleanness to a meal therefor the size of the napkins were reduced There was no longer a need for these large napkins.

Today, the napkin is manufactured in a variety of sizes to meet any need: large for multiple coursed meals, medium for simple menus, small for afternoon tea and cocktails.

 

 

Paper Napkins

The use of paper napkins goes back to the ancient China, where paper was invented in the 2nd century. Paper napkins were known as chih pha, folded into squares and used to serve tea.

Paper napkins were first imported to the United States in the late 19th century, but did not gain recognition until 1948, when Emily Post claimed, “It is a much better way to use paper napkins than linen napkins".

Once paper napkins became popular, the need for napkin holders began to appear.

 

Napkin holders

Because every tidy housewife hates clutter on the countertops or a messy table and insists on things that have their own place to organize the essentials for dinner. The only way to keep napkins neat and in style is through napkin holders.

There is a wide range of types and styles made from any type of materials from carbon paper to porcelain or crystal.

 

 

 

Plastic or metal napkin holder can usually be found at caterings ensuring the holder to be durable and unbreakable

 

 

 

 

 

In luxurious halls and restaurants, you can find holders of steel, ceramic, polyrazine napkins.

High-class homes will usually have napkin and ring holders as part of a sterling silver set or crystal napkin holders that allow the rainbow of colors to be reflected through the light.

 

 

 

A napkin holder can change the look of the entire table even if it's just a plastic napkin holder each table can look more attractive and stylish. In addition, in kitchens while cooking, napkins and paper towels is a must. Holders can be used as part of the kitchen design and add color and style to the countertop.

Napkin Holder – Types & Styles:

Flat Napkin Holders

 Decorate your counter or table with a flat napkin holder and enjoy both the napkins displayed beauty having your favorite as well as the convenience of having them close at hand. These best napkin holders come in a variety of colors, styles, sizes and materials.

 

Weighted Napkin Holder

It's so frustrating when the napkins seem to slip away from the napkin holder. In comes a napkin weight and voila! the napkins stay securely in place. You can opt to purchase a napkin weight separately to keep any size napkins in place or you can check out our beautiful selection of weighted napkin holders that have a matching napkin weight coming together with the napkin holder. Get a weighted napkin holder for your counter and your table so that the napkins are always close at hand.

 

 

 

Elegant Napkin Holder with Fleur De Lis Roped Weight 

 

 

 

 

 

Galvanized Metal Cocktail Napkins Holder
 

 

 

 

 

Bring your kitchen or table decor to a higher level using these Flamingo/ Cactus napkin holders 

 

 In addition add to your dining décor with this ornate brass napkin weight. Weight holds down napkins to keep them securely in place. You could purchase several weights with one Napkin Box and change according to setting and type of meal. 

 

 

Standing Napkin Holders

The modern Free Standing  napkin holders will bring a sophisticated look to your kitchen. Use cute napkin holders in a range of styles and colors to upgrade the functionality of your kitchen counter or table. Simplify having guests over by always having napkins handy with a modern napkin holder.

 

Paper Towel Holders

Well this is not really for napkins, but for paper towels. Yet this is one of the most important items you need in your kitchen to keep cooking clean and exciting. There are a variety of types and styles to match your kitchen color scheme.

 

How to choose the correct Napkin Holder? 

When choosing, you need to keep in mind the surrounding interior, cutlery and other accessories, down to the tablecloth tables counters and plates - all the details must be in harmony with each other.

 

  

The right approach to choosing products, creative thinking will help you navigate the endless selection in the market and purchase the perfect napkin holder to enjoy for a lifetime. 

 


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