Published at Sunday, November 10th 2019. by Won-Shik Yu in table_linens.
If budget permits, replacing the basic white tablecloths for your reception will gain you the maximum impact. Think how much more elegant champagne colored tablecloths in an opulent brocade would look than plain white. Or how much more cheerful yellow linens would be. Do not overlook the possibility of tablecloths with an appealing texture, like a rich dupioni. The attention to detail you give your table linens will have a huge effect on the overall style of your wedding reception.
Embroidered table linens from France are in plentiful supply in not only this country but also in many countries worldwide. Linens from this country are of ever sort ranging from table cloths and bedcovers to napkins. One good thing about shopping for France linens is that there is a wide range to choose from. The French linens can help set the mood irrespective of whether dining at an Italian restaurant or, celebrating a wedding or simply enjoying a meal at home. They help in providing a very decorative addition to any dining area besides are extremely practical.
At most wedding venues, the dinner tables come equipped with standard white tablecloths and napkins. They are serviceable, of course, but not particularly stylish. Basic white linens will do nothing to enhance the look of your reception or to express your personal style. Enter the linen rental company. For a price, they can provide you with virtually any type of tablecloth that your heart could desire. While you are at it, look into coordinating chair covers for the reception seats.
First, you have to find table linens and napkins that can withstand regular detergents, chlorine bleach, and hot-water laundering since they are always exposed to beverage and food stains. If you do not want your embroidered table linens to be exposed to stains, you can always opt for plain or white table linens. But you have to make sure that these have heavier weights. Second, there are table linens that are made from untreated cotton that require ironing. Instead of purchasing these items, you can always choose table linens that contain wrinkle-resistant treatments to reduce the need for ironing. Lastly, if you use the table linens for elegant and formal dining tables, you have to choose those with embroidery, lace, and cutwork. These will even make the dining table look more elegant and appealing.
Prior to weaving and spinning, the women would color the flax. Bleaching the fine Swedish table linens was difficult, as many of the dyes were not colorfast. Some of the natural dyes that were utilized were from natural findings leaves, lichens, moss, and bark. In the rare occasions when other colors were requested, they could buy colorings--logwood, gambier, indigo, and Farnock (from a tree).
When the water is drained, soak up as much water as you can with towels. If possible, hang the linens outside to dry. If this is not possible, you may be able to put your linens in the dryer on a low setting. Try to take them out before they are completely dry. Hang them over the shower rod if you do not have somewhere outdoors to hang them. Ironing your linens is best done when they are slightly damp. Real linen has to be ironed on a high setting, but it will also burn easily. Steam helps to avoid burning. Starching your linens will help them to repel liquids and other stains, while decreasing the need to be ironed. You can use liquid starch in the rinse water, or a spray starch when ironing.
If you have invested in table linens, you want to be careful how you clean, care for, and store them. Nice table linens can last generations if treated correctly. How you treat your linens will depend on what type of material they are. Some are actual linen made of a natural fiber, while others are blended with polyester for easier care. If your linens have a tag that instructs you on how to care for them, you are in luck. If they do not, then you are better off safe than sorry. Treat them as if they are real linen if you are not sure.
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