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17 January, 2012

DIY Frenchy Tablescape Placemat...No Plates? No Problem!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Tablescape PlacematsI 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Tablescape Placemats 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Tablescape Placemats 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

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Tablescape Placemats 

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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Tablescape PlacematsI 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Tablescape PlacematsAnd 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!

70 comments:

  1. Fun! lol I think what kitty is really looking for is some food she can actually eat off that plate!!! ;)

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  2. This is such a neat idea, Debbie! Maybe you can make a few kitty mats for the staff to put their dishes on!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. I'd like to give those a try! I love placemats for everyday and these are right up my alley with the blue patterned plates. Although I've always wanted some red & white dishes...hmmm.

    Congratulations of the features of your mod podged fruit!!!

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  4. Love this Debbie! I saved those graphics too for future use and I like your idea very much.

    Very pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. Such an inspirational idea! Those are the most adorable placemats EVER!!! So cute that you hate to put real dishes on them. XO Cindy

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  6. hmmm there is soo much you could do with those!

    merci for the idea!

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  7. I love this idea! So pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  8. How fun...I love it. You are so creative, Debbie, I envy you. What wonderful gifts these would make.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog...I hope you can participate, it is always fun to get to know people better.

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  9. That's cute and I love your toile napkin. I saw someone do this last week and she gave them to her daughter so she would set the table the correct way. Have a good one!

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  10. How fun is this. You are so clever. I just love this idea. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  11. TOO cute! How fun it looks.
    You come up with the neatest creations.

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  12. I love it! Absolutely perfect idea for placemats. Ummm...I'm thinking you should do one with a fish on the plate for "Baby K". xo Diana

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  13. Now that is the kind of place setting I need since Baby Lily has taken to laying on the table during the day. :-/

    You are just getting too clever. I can see using this same idea for another project. I have to learn how to do the whole iron-on thingey.

    Hope Page is doing better. Plz let me know if you need help with your blog ok? Hugs, Barb

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  14. I love these. Beautiful fabric and a great idea!


    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  15. That is such a fun placemat, Debbie! How great that you were able to use all the single elements in one project.

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  16. I can't believe how fun this look is! I bookmarked this so I can try it, even though I am not a "crafty" person. Thanks for the inspiration, Debbie!! hugs, Sue

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  17. Beautiful DIY! It goes so well with your napkin!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  18. This is so ridiculously clever and cute! It would certainly dress up my daily Corelle! Ha!

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  19. What a lovely, clever idea! I love it!! :)

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  20. How much fun is this! Opening your blog is a surprise every time. Thanks, Debbie.

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  21. You are amazing! I've got to make these! Thanks, dear Debbie!

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  22. What an AH-dorable project. I want a set of place mats just like them!!!

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  23. Well aren't you clever! This has to be the best DIY ever!
    I may have to copy! haha. ~Delores

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  24. I love it! What a great idea. And it looks so pretty with the napkin!

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  25. So pretty and fun! Love the colors. I want to see more of your hutch in the background too. Love the blue and white.

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  26. LOVE IT Debbie!! You picked such pretty graphics!

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  27. This was the cutest idea. Love the look on the table. Clever you! Hugs, Linda

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  28. Debbie, this is just the cutest thing I've seen in awhile. I'm adding this to my list of projects I have to try. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. THis is gorgeous Debbie. What a great idea. Love it.

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  30. Seriously Debbie, you are the most creative one!
    I just adore it!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  31. Hi Deb, Oh how I love these I have seen something similar and have thought how fun they were, now you my clever friend have done it again with your crafty ways, Excellent job, xo Kathysue

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  32. Very creative & VERY cute, too! I just love all your Frenchy goodness, Deb.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  33. Woo hoo is right!! That is so cute, Debbie! You just continue to amaze & inspire. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  34. What a great idea. I have to make these for my kitchen table. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  35. They are fantastic, I would love to try this.

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  36. Oh, I love it! You can have your table "set" and not even have the dishes out. That Baby Kitty is so funny. He has to put his "paw of approval" on everything. Too cute!

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  37. Great idea, what cute gifts these would make!
    Karee

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  38. I totally love this! Formally informal - perfect! I love your choices in graphics. I could have all kinds of china on the cheap this way!! <3

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  39. You had me fooled! Now I am craving oranges and I just ran out!

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  40. Debbie,
    Thanks for sharing this at NTT.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  41. What's up with that? LOL!

    Debbie, you won't believe what happened today. I've been playing online poker, for fun not real money, and I found out one of my poker buddies owns Thayers Furniture, which does all of Charles Faudres Custom work!!!!!! OMGosh I had so much fun talking to him about it. He's known Mr. Faudres since the 70s when they both started. I was in awe! Poor man, I was chatting so much he could hardly make his bets! Lol! I just had to come tell you! Funny world huh?
    Hugs,
    Dawn
    Hugs, Dawn

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  42. Lol, I'm so out of practice commenting, I hugged you twice!

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  43. What a great idea, Debbie! What will you think of next??!! Now you can enjoy those delicious Clementines....or not ;) Linda

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  44. Yet another beautiful creative project, Debbie. This is such a great idea. You should market these! Thanks for sharing the graphics. I'd love to try this one myself. ~ Sarah

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  45. Debbie, this is so pretty! Love it! And love the fur babies too! :)
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS Come show this off at my place today if you can!
    http://chattychics.com/2012/01/17/need-inspiration-wild-wednesdays/

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  46. So very clever. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  47. What a neat and clever idea, Debbie!..Christine

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  48. Very clever, and you are so nice to share your ideas and instructions with us. Thanks for making it easy to copy you! I was thinking this would be a good teaching tool for the grandkids (and my husband).

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  49. I love these, Debbie! The antique mismatched flatware & plate are elegantly done and yes, Karen has the talent & heart of gold to match. The blue & white Toile napkin is the perfect pairing. Gorgeous!

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  50. Debbie,
    Very cleaver...and that first photo definiately fooled my eyes! I adore all the sewing projects you've been making over the past few months...but alas, I still haven't put out the sewing machine...yet! Now if I had Baby Kitty here to encourage me on, I'm sure I'd give some of those a try.Perhaps...in time! Lovely post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  51. Debbie -- You are such a clever one! I love all your projects that make your home merry and bright!

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  52. That is such a creative idea. I really love it and would want to copy it.

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  53. Hi Debbie, I love your placemats...so pretty and unique! I want some. Thanks for sharing the graphic and for joining my party. Hugs, sherry

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  54. Hi Debbie,
    I can't remember if I commented on this one earlier, but your placemats turned out great. I was going to send you an e-mail, but I was on blogger, so thought I'd leave you a comment instead. I went to JoAnn's Fabrics tonight, and they have a bunch of french stuff (pencils, notepads, shopping bags, chip clips, etc.) in their $2.50 or dollar spot section. Just mentioning it in case you want to take a look, they might have something you like. I went to Michael's too, and they had something that reminded me of you in their spring line, but at the moment, I can't think of what it is. Just thought I'd mention it.

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  55. Love those mats! And all of that blue in your hutch!!!

    - The Tablescaper

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  56. I love this idea! It looks great without taking up space on the table. My hubby tends to sit with his laptop at our dining room table in the evenings. Thanks for the idea!

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  57. OH YES!! This is a fantastic idea ... I'm sooooooo glad you've shared it with all of us ... putting it on the "to-do" list ; )

    xo
    Jill

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  58. Your idea is so adorable...and so is Kitty. I just love your staff.

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  59. Very cool - I don't even use place mats and I want these desperately! I've never tried iron-on transfers at that scale, but maybe I will!

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  60. That is so adorable--I want that too! Thanks for sharing--creative of you to put the different graphics together!

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  61. This turned out so cute Debbie! I have seen similiar ones in little shops but, they are not nearly this cute (they are rather plain). You chose wonderful graphics! Thank you for joining TTF and have a great weekend!

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  62. Wow, I love this! Great inspiration :)

    Hope you are well

    Love Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  63. Debbie, this is sooo cute! I love it! Love the wonderful things you create. :)
    Hugs,
    Susan

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  64. Debbie, A friend just sent me this and I don't know how I missed it, but this is wonderful! So clever. Dianne

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  65. You are always our Clever Debbie!

    Thank you for sharing this fabulous post to Potpourri Friday!

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  66. Fun and pretty! What more could you ask for? Love it!

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  67. Really cute Debbie! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie