My co-host today, our lovely CEO Miss Ozzie, suggested that I buy some plain white dinner napkins in bulk so that I would have enough for several projects. And…after a little search, I finally found them at Target at about $10 for a dozen…that’s about 80 cents each! They are not the thickest napkins but they have the feel of old linens.
The next step was to find the perfect graphic and it will come as no surprise that I found it at The Graphics Fairy! Karen was so kind as to share her lovely vintage French wreath with us so all I had to do was add the numbers! I have already reversed it for you so that it can be used as an iron-on transfer. I printed it at 8x10 size using Photoscape…a free downloadable photo editing program… and trimmed around each of the numbers. Some of you have asked what kind of transfer paper I use and it’s Avery Light Fabric Transfers. Simply follow the instructions on the package and apply the numbers to the napkins.
And here is the result! I only did numbers one through four for now, but I have given you through number eight in case you need more. And…hey!…you are not limited to napkins! Just think about all of the other things you could number!
Aren’t they pretty? I love the vintage look! They are a wonderful complement to my mismatched collection of vintage silverplate flatware and dishes!
And…I finally splurged ($12 is a splurge for me) and bought a vintage blue Ball canning jar with one of those wonderful old zinc lids…love it! It’s the perfect container for my flatware! I have gathered them all up in my French wire egg basket…a $2.00 find at Goodwill several years ago…before they were stylish. I love it! It’s the real deal…with the handles well-worn from years of use!
You may remember seeing my egg basket here…when I showed you how to turn inexpensive IKEA tea towels into vintage-look “monogrammed” French linens using iron-on transfers! Can you tell I love the look of old French linens?
And here’s a final look! I simply rolled them so that the numbers show and tied them with some jute twine to add a little texture and a vintage feel. Now…all I need is a French farmhouse to go with my napkins!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my French farmhouse numbered napkins! 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!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, The Graphics Fairy for Brag Monday ,The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , Cedar Hill Ranch for The Scoop on Tuesdays , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures , Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , DIY by Design for Swing into Spring , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays , Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays , My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday , French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday , Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
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