I'm thinking about how we'll decorate the table for Thanksgiving this year and thought you might want to see a few of my experiments. A few weeks ago I decided to play with some of the fall leaves and flowers that were still "hanging in there" before the first frost. I used a golden orange napkin and made a Crown Fold. Lee and I took a walk around the block and collected the leaves. It was a really pleasant evening and I enjoyed the walk even more than playing with the napkins.
NOTE: When you use fresh botanicals, especially those from outdoors, wash and dry them by swishing each bunch in a bucket of water to remove any little critters that might be hiding. Trim the bunches to make them look a little better and lay them on a few paper towels to air dry before adding them to the napkins.
To make the Crown Fold stand up, use a starched or heavier weight napkin. Iron each fold to create this shape. Fold and iron all the napkins one step at a time. First fold: all the napkins, Second fold: all the napkins, etc.