I like having my table set…it just looks so pretty and I love my plates…but it’s not always possible. But now I have found a way to have a French-inspired table setting all the time…with a tabescape already on the placemat!
Don’t you love it? I’ve only had a chance to make one so far, but I couldn’t wait to show you! It’s just my style…a vintage plate with antique mismatched flatware!
Baby Kitty is puzzled. It’s bad enough to be addicted to plates…but plates that are not even real? What’s up with that? lol
And it has all been captured here…on this graphic for iron-on transfer that I assembled from several lovely vintage finds from the Graphics Fairy! Karen is always so kind to share and I am very grateful! I was already making plans for a project with her wonderful flatware graphic when she shared this beautiful graphic of a vintage plate. My little wheels started to turn…and I put them together! Then I added a little frenchy script to top it off…and voilà! You can cut the script separately and move it up higher as I did if you wish. Don’t worry…once it is ironed on, it will be facing the right way! Follow the directions on the transfers and iron, iron and if you think that's enough, iron some more!
I used cream linen to make my placemat…on sale 40% off at JoAnn…because I like the look. The mats are 13” x 18” finished size at a cost of about $13.00 for all four. Honestly, a stiffer fabric might have been better...like twill or duck. In any case, iron-on transfers work best on more tightly-woven fabrics. I just added a real toile napkin and some stemware and the table is set! And…it matches my blue and white collection on the hutch! Woo hoo!
And there you have it…my frenchy tablescape placemat! I hope you like it! And now, if you will excuse me, the staff and I have three more to make!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my project! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday (first Monday of the month)
Mary at Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Beth at The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Winter Blues Party
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Jill at French Cupboard for Voila!French Inspiration on Thursdays
Gina at The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
Sherry at No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Honey at 2805 for Potpourri Friday
Heather and Vanessa at At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for the Weekend Wrap-up Party
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!