Personally, I’ve never used them. Oh, I’ve bought them; I’ve bought all kinds. But never have I once pulled them out and actually used them.
Seeing as I entertain quite a bit and often formally, I’m forced to question the napkin ring’s true purpose – is there one? Or is the napkin ring an unnecessary frill designed to be an impulse buy when we’re perusing shops full of stuff we can’t afford?
I know when I’m surrounded by beautiful things I can’t afford I reach for the one thing I can, even if I don’t need it, just so I can take some of that beauty home with me.
Hence, a drawer full of napkin rings I never use.
What do you say? Am I missing out on some great tabletop accessorizing or are napkin rings the design equivalent of the souvenir mug?