When I was young we had a book called, “Manners Can Be Fun”. It was first published in 1936 so it wasn’t a new book and it was a bit old-fashioned. When our children were young, a new edition was published and I bought it as well because the book held lots of memories for me. The book is actually still in print. When I saw these napkins, I thought of that book immediately and I knew I had to have them. I created a fairly simple table design around the napkins.
I bought the black tablecloth on Amazon. If you are looking for a simple tablecloth design Amazon has some good ones. Just be sure to always read the reviews before you buy. A black background always makes photo taking a challenge!
The black salad plate is unmarked but I probably bought it at HomeGoods. It is similar to a black Fiesta plate.
I love the silverware design on these dinner plates. As soon as I saw them, I wanted them. I have had them for several years. They were made by Emma Bridgewater in England. The pattern is called “Knives and Forks”.
The charger is my Antique Beaded charger that I bought from Williams-Sonoma several years ago. I use it often because it has a simple design that goes with everything.
I bought the black goblets on Ebay, they are Premiere by the Libbey Glass Company. They are blown glass and were made between 1997 and 1998. The clear fluted goblet with the black stem is called Octime and and the manufacturer was Luminarc Arcoroc. They were made in the 1980’s. I bought them on Ebay also.
The flatware is our every day stainless. It is made by Gorham and the pattern is Studio. It is still in production.
I found the napkins on Etsy a few years ago while I was looking for some other napkins. I really love the sayings!
The napkin rings were made by French Laundry Home and I bought them on sale online at Horchow several years ago.
I found the acrylic chair place card holders online at Wayfair.
My mother received the cream pottery vase as a wedding present in 1938. I have a second matching one as well. I just set a rose ball in it for this table. I added the small black chairs to match the place card holders and provide a bit more dimension on the table.
I wanted to show the entire set of napkins because they are such fun. Manners can be Fun!