Thursday, August 6, 2009
Napkin holders can hold more than just napkins; as Real Simple points out, they can also work just fine for holding the bills. If you'd like something out of the ordinary, take a look at these beautiful napkin holders from Bradford Woodworking. Update on Nov. 22, 2014: I'm no longer finding these napkin holders on the Bradford Woodworking website.
And here's a very different wood napkin holder.
And for another totally different look - still staying with wood - there's The Kozy Nook, which currently has 48 artwork designs shown on its web site.
If you'd prefer a pottery option, you might look at the napkin holders from Canyon Creek Studios.
Or maybe you'd like porcelain. I'm not seeing a lot in the current fine china designs, beyond the Butterfly Meadow pattern from Lenox - but sometimes you can find some nice older pieces. The one above is the Coastal Breeze pattern from Sakura; it comes from Replacements, Ltd.
Wrought iron is another option. Lots of these napkin holders have animal designs (bears, cats, cows, dogs, horses - even flamingos) but there are also other choices.
You can get nice aluminum or stainless steel napkin holders from many places. The one above is from Crate & Barrel; you can also get a stainless steel napkin holder from Blomus or a stainless steel serviette holder from Zack - and there are plenty of others with simple lines, too.
And then there are the napkin holders from Metal Morphosis.