I have been playing with textiles again and have another frenchy tea towel to show you…but you don’t have to be able to sew for this one! It’s a really low-cost vintage look that I think I like!
But first, I need to introduce our guest co-host…my granddog Paco the Chihuahua! Isn’t he a handsome little fellow? He is a frequent visitor here at the Plate Addicts and just seemed like a natural to help us out on this post!
So…Paco would like to take advantage of being in the spotlight and show you around a little. Since this week’s feature project is a tea towel, we would like to offer you some tea…from my vintage Red Cliff ironstone tea set! It was pieced together over time from thrifting finds and eBay buys. I love anything with a grape motif, so this pattern is among my favorites!
More wonderful grapes…a fabulous antique 1904 Rogers Brothers sugar spoon in the Vintage pattern…a cherished gift from my blogger friend and neighbor, Babs at Upstairs Downstairs. Isn’t it beautiful? That’s my baby porringer holding the lemons.
I have to tell you a secret about the croissants…they are petrified! lol Yes…I preserved them a year and a half ago and they look just as good as ever! You can find a tutorial here if you are interested. They stay in my shabby pastry dome that I featured in the same post. The pretty plate is one of a set...a sweet gift from Claudie at French, Pink, Poodles and Pearls.
And now for the tea towels…actually just an iron-on transfer added to flour sack towels from Target at $3.99 for four! Woo hoo! So even if you don’t sew, you can have fun with transfers!
Here is the graphic that I used…based on a vintage flatware graphic from the Graphics Fairy. Once again, thanks to Karen for more fun finds! I did play with it a little and turn the knife right-side up (am I obsessive-compulsive?) and add some frenchy script. And, no, I am not crazy…it’s backwards for the transfer! I used Photoscape and printed it at 3” x 5” size. Just follow the directions on the transfer paper and iron and iron and iron some more!
And there you have my little vignette…tea time with my vintage frenchy tea towels! Won’t you join me? Well…that is, except for the petrified croissants!
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
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
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
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
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!