Crisp, freshly laundered napkin is an essential part of a well set table. Try out this simple art to make the setting look elegant. Indeed this will impress your mother immensely. All you need is a well ironed, starched fabric napkin. Pick up any shade. It may be tuned to mom's taste, or to your own, but they need to be spotlessly clean. And a napkin ring, or a ribbon.
Fold up the edge nearest to you to meet the top edge.
Rotate the napkin so that the folded edge is on your right.
Make equal-sized accordion type pleats all the way up to the top of the napkin,
starting with the edge nearest to you.
Insert the napkin into the ring. Or, tie with a ribbon or cord and spread out the pleats. And place it at the center of the plate as shown.