Apart from properly fluffed eggs and a case of champagne, hosting a successful brunch is all about the presentation.
To help with the details, we asked Laura Fenton — blogger, stylist, and domestic shark — for an easy way to give place settings (look at you, all proper) some depth. Her vegetable-stamped napkins will last past the party, and any unused celery is Bloody Mary ready.
Laura Fenton’s Stamped Napkins
Makes one set
Vegetables (celery, lettuce, bok choy, etc.)
6-8 prewashed fabric napkins (Fenton uses basics from West Elm.)
Ink pad for fabrics (Fenton prefers VersaMagic stamp pads.)
Paper towels or newspaper
2. Cover work surface with two layers of paper towels or newspaper and lay a napkin flat over them. Press the cut edge onto the stamp pad, making sure to cover the whole surface.
3. Practice stamping on a piece of scrap paper. If satisfied with the pattern, stamp onto fabric.
5. Let dry.
6. Follow manufacturer’s instructions (included with the pad) for setting the ink.
For more of Fenton’s crafts, recipes, and musings, go to thelittlehouseinthecityblog.com.
Photos: Courtesy of Laura Fenton