i am a firm believer, and lover, of the cloth napkin. not only are they eco-friendly, but they also take any meal UP a notch. when my husband (who is even greener than i) suggested we RE-USE our napkins for the next meal, i was horrified. disgusted, even. though i soon realized the truth: sometimes i barely even touch my napkin. so, unless we are feasting on cracked crab, fresh lobster, or a spaghetti dinner (in which case we might need two napkins EACH), i am all for re-using the napkin again . . . IF i can be certain it is mine, that is.
and so was born the personalized napkin ring. now everyone in the family can know WHICH napkin is THEIRS. and the virgos in the house can wipe their mouths in peace.
p.s . . . these were featured in the seattle post newspaper today and you can order yours here.