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25 February, 2012

Finding Vintage Frenchiness...at IKEA!

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CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Vintage-Look French Tea TowelsI was surprised during a recent trip to IKEA to find something I was not expecting at all..a little vintage frenchiness! My daughter and I were on a mission to add cuteness to my grandsons’ playroom and I was just along for the cinnamon rolls…er…fun!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Vintage-Look French Tea Towels It seems that I have been obsessed with tea towels lately, so you are probably not surprised that these vintage-looking versions caught my eye! And…the best part…they were only 79 cents each! I knew that all that was missing was that wonderful monogram you so often see on antique French linens….and voilà!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Vintage-Look French Tea TowelsOnly one problem…I can’t cross-stitch! Sooo…not to be undone, I found a graphic for vintage embroidered monograms at the Graphics Fairy!  Karen found them in an antique French monogram book…perfect!


I just had to tweak them a little so that they could be used for iron-on transfers. I removed the blue graph background and flipped them. You may want to crop the letters you want to use and print just those. I printed mine at about one inch by two inches. You may notice that there is no O so you will have to cut the tail off of the Q and create one. Then just follow the package directions to apply them.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Vintage-Look French Tea Towels Pretty good, huh? They almost look like hand work. Thanks once again, Karen, for sharing your finds!

003 Baby Kitty is slipping into the picture to remind me that I still have one more little bit of frenchiness to show you…

042this fabulous pillow! My daughter and I agreed that it just had my name all over it! The style is called EMMIE STRÅ and it was just under $20…including the down insert! Not bad! Doesn’t it look fabulous in my frenchy chair?  And isn’t it a wonderful match for the pink and green toile drapes in my Parisian bedroom? Love it!
 045Even the back is fabulous! Love the stripe and the buttons!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT No-Sew Vintage-Look French Tea Towels All of which just goes to show…if you have frenchiness on the brain, you can find it almost anywhere!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my frenchy finds! 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

Karen at The Graphics Fairy for Brag 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

Anita at Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up on Tuesdays
Kristin at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday’s Treasures
Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
Judy at DIY by Design for the Winter Blues Party

Jaime Lyn at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy for Crafty, Scrappy, Happy me on Thursdays
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
Donna at Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

See you next time! A la prochaine! Pin It!

75 comments:

  1. Wow, Debbie, those are beautiful finds! We almost went to Ikea today but I found a sectional at the store we hit just before Ikea. It may have been a good thing that we didn't get there! I'm sure I would have bought quite a bit and never would have gotten around to even looking at sectionals!

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  2. Great finds! Love the frenchy tea towels and the pillow! Wish we had an IKEA here!! Enjoy the weekend!
    Miss Bloomers

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  3. Soo love these! Fancy that...Ikea!

    Adore the pillow too!

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  4. I bought several of those towels last time I was there!! I never thought to 'embroider' them! That pillow is wonderful. Seems they are finally getting some frill there :) Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Love the pillow! You have a lot more patience than I to make the tea towels just right. I don't go to Ikea much, but I've been surprised to find a few curvy frenchy things there.

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  6. Love it all Debbie. Wish we had an IKEA nearby!

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  7. Great job on the towels. Gotta love those monograms.

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  8. I've been thinking about making the two hour trip over to Ikea...you just pushed m over the edge with your perfect little frenchie towels. Your personal touch is perfection Debbie.

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  9. ohmygosh, these are so cool!! your initials are perfect. they look like French antique linens! love them.

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  10. Love the monogram on the tea towels, and that pillow is fabulous! Great finds.

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  11. You know there will now be a rush at Ikea for those pillows.....I know I will probably end up buying one.....or two :)
    I was disappointed that they raised the price of the dish towels to 79 cents....I loved them when they were 50 cents....they are the best...

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  12. Oh my gosh... that pillow is to die for..... I can see a visit to Ikea coming on very soon! Love the way you have monogrammed the tea towels too.... very elegant. I wouldn't want to use them !

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  13. I love this! Wish we lived close to an IKEA. Never even been in one. I'm discovering that I might like pink better than I thought I did... if it is with green.
    Have a great weekend.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  14. Debbie, these are wonderful Frenchy finds. I do cross stitch, so I think I'm headed to IKEA one day soon. What an amazing price on that pillow. The down inserts along are expensive. All looks fabulous! ~ sarah

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  15. ¡Maravillosos todos! Ikea da para mucho.
    Saludos.

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  16. Hi Debbie,
    I always have frenchiness on the brain! I love the tea towels and the added monogram. I can imagine that was tedious cutting out the letters and ironing them on. I always hold my breath when I do this!
    Baby Kitty is such a good baby to remind Mommie to show us more.
    I love the pillow, it is so very french!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  17. Omgosh, Ikea!! I love Ikea and now they have just a touch of your Frenchiness there, How wonderful and I love your special touch you added to the tea towel, clever, clever lady!! Love and Miss you,
    Kathysue

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  18. Love the tea towels. They look so cute. How fun. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  19. It's hard to believe those monograms aren't stitched on the towels! I myself never leave IKEA without a frozen yogurt cone.

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  20. Great finds Debbie!! Love those tea towels and that pillow is beautiful!

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  21. OMGOSH! Those are some wonderful finds! Those tea towels look hand embroidered. Tell the truth now~how MANY did you buy at that price? Did you leave ANY in the store? And that pillow is an absolute steal at that price. It is gorgeous.

    We don't have an Ikea within a 4 hour drive and I have never been. I need to make that trip! xo Diana

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  22. Your tea towels look fabulous and I love your pillow!

    Have a great Sunday!
    Aledia

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  23. Oh man! I so wish we had an IKEA closer than a 5 hr drive. :-/ Love your frenchiness and all the frenchy ideas you are able to share. Enjoy your weekend. Barb

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  24. Beautiful pillow and yes, so you! I love the little towels, how clever to iron on the initials! hugs, Linda

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  25. You just never know what you will find there! I just did a little ikea giveaway on my blog with some French farmhouse style goodies!
    Tracey

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  26. What great Ikea finds! I will have to see if they have them at the Ikea here in the UK. (Unfortunately whatever the price is usually stays the same, but in pounds instead of dollars. Still a bargain here in the UK.)

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  27. I love love that pillow, I must go to Ikea right away and see if they sell them here too.Love the teatowels too.
    Have a nice week !

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  28. Love the pillow and your towels. I know you were so excited to find these pretty things at such good prices. I've only been to Ikea one time as the closest one is hours away. I had such a good time there and would love to go back.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a good week.

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  29. Wowzers Debbie! Gorgeous pillow!!! Love it all. Lucky day!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  30. Great, great finds at Ikea!..Unfortunately for me it is more than a 2 hour drive for me (Charlotte)...Really try to get there from time to time and now you have me wanting to make a road trip soon!..I love the towels and the transfer is beautiful...Great pillow!

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  31. That monogram makes the towel...can you give us a tutorial? Love the pillow in your bedroom and those lovely toile curtains. You have such great style!

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  32. Debbie, I spotted those just before Christmas and bought several. I might have to add the monogram now that I know The Graphics Fairy has them. I used mine to line and cover the home made rolls I always make for Christmas dinner. They looked great. the rolls tasted great, too!

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  33. Love your monogrammed tea towels! Isn't The Graphics Fairy just the best???!

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  34. Debbie, the tea towels are "magnifique"! The monogram just makes them look "authentique" and also "très cher). Great reversable pillow chair, too. You really have radar for Frenchiness! Linda

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  35. Debbie!! The tea towels are awesome. I thought you embroidered them. The graphic is fabulous, and the pillow is to die for. Love the stripe on the back,too. Gosh, it's like having two different pillows. Great finds!!

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  36. The towels looks gorgeous! You did a great job! Very, very pretty!

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  37. That pillow is so pretty and I love the red transferware. I love IKEA...too much.

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  38. OMG! What great finds. Yes, you can find Frenchy things when you have "Frenchiness" on the brain! LOL

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  39. Debbie,
    Baby Kitty was a great co~hostess to help you save the best for last! I agree...you couldn't have found a more perfect match for your room! The tea towels are great, also! You had a fabulous finds kinda' day, indeed!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  40. Hi Debbie, I bought the same towels and made pillows from them. Looks like I'll be adding monograms now. Your monograms turned out wonderful and I love your new pillow. Thanks for linking to my party. Hugs, Sherry

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  41. Now that is a deal Debbie.And oh so pretty too! Love the monograms.

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  42. I was just at the Ikea in Charlotte this past Saturday and saw those adorable tea towels. Why oh why didn't I pick any up???? I love the vignette that you put together with them!

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  43. Fun finds, Debbie! Those towel turned out amazing! and your pillow is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. That turned out wonderfully Debbie!
    Will be looking for those towels next visit to IKEA.
    I love how you can always picture things outside of the box...very clever gal!
    Cindy

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  45. Oh my gosh - don't you just love them?! I bought a bunch the last time I hit Ikea and I love that you can do so many things with them...for 79 cents! How can you beat that?!

    Jeanine

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  46. Thank you for having "Cowgirl Up!" on your party list! I hope you'll link this up tonight. Starts at 9!
    These are ADORABLE!!!

    Linsey

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  47. So charming, Debbie! I do agree, the pillow has your name all over it! I appreciate seeing that you are linking to Potpourri Friday!

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  48. Wow! Debbie, everything is so charming and so pretty! Loving the red! The pillow is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful finds. Wishing you a delightful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  49. Awesommmmmme!!!!! I picked up a few of those towels a couple years ago there and made some pillow slips out of them! They're great fabric, aren't they? And your pillow is fabulous!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  50. Love those towels. What a great find. Thanks for sharing. I may have to take a trip to Ikea. Karie

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  51. Debbie, Debbie, Debbie, I have a ton of those towels!! I loved them too, and bought them to use as napkins at the ranch. Now I am going to monogram them, as soon as I figure out how to!!! I guess it is an iron on transfer? I guess I need to go read your post again. I'm putting this on the ranch's facebook page!!

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  52. I might have to sell my house and move closer to an IKEA! How did you iron on the monogram WITHOUT the blue graph paper showing? They are tres precious!

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  53. wow!!
    it is really nice!! I will do to bay some of them!!

    http://lacasitadmaria.blogspot.com/
    María from Spain

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  54. What great finds!! LOVE those tea towels!

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  55. Loved them so much that I made the windy trip to Denver's new IKEA. I worked on this simple project last night and I Pinned it today with a link to your blog. Love your blog, thank you so much for inspiring us.

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  56. That pillow is to die for! I love it! Your towels are darling...I thought that the monogram was done by hand. Beautiful!

    Vintage giveaway on my blog if you have time to visit!

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  57. I love the tea towels...great job & it really looks like cross stitch!! Love the pillow, too, and the red transferware.

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  58. Ooo la la, very pretty pretties!

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  59. What super finds! Love what you did with the towels to monogram them, and that pillow is gorgeous!
    xo-Lisa

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  60. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a blessed day!
    -molly

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  61. These are sooo cute. Love them all.
    I wish we had an Ikea here but we don't. :(

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  62. I am so impressed! Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". I'll be looking for you next week too!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  63. These look fantastic! I actually have the same tea towels. Love Ikea! Love what you did with your's!

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  64. Those are so pretty. Love that you were able to take such a great thrifty find and add such a perfect touch to them. They really did turn out lovely. Thank you for sharing at TTF this week. Have a fun weekend!

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  65. Debbie, those tea towels are fabulous, but that pillow really perked my ears! I LOVE IT!! Perfect in the room, perfect price, love the colors!

    The closest IKEA to me i 3.5 hours....but I do make the trek on occasion and I am now feeling a road trip coming on!

    Have a great weekend!

    Lou Cinda

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  66. Who would'a thunk it? Ikea? And the pillow? Where is that from?

    - The Tablescaper

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  67. Love that IKEA Frenchiness. I'll be on the look out for some on my next visit.

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  68. Awesome and fantastic price too! Love your little towels! Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

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  69. I was in Ikea about a year or so ago and noticed the towels and picked up several...at that price you can't go wrong. I love them! I never thought of a monogram on them but it's a fabulous idea! Your pillow is beautiful and perfect with your drapes. Seems like you had a very frenchy day!
    Hope you are having a great weekend.

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  70. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!! http://queenofsavings.com

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  71. I love those kind of towels especially with the red stripe! The fake monogram looks like there were there when you bought them. I know where I am heading! THANKS

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  72. You're so creative! I just looked at your Easter Egg post before popping over here to this post. What a great bargain on the towels ... and I really love that pillow, too. Are those toile curtains I see in the background? Love toile! Love your kitties ... they steal the show! :)

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  73. Those look fabulous. What a great idea!!! I need to use the graphics from "Graphic Fairly" more often. I never transferred anything into fabric. Looks great!
    Karen

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

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