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30 April, 2013

French Farmhouse Numbered Napkins

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Numbered NapkinsI have another fun and easy project to share with you today…my French farmhouse numbered napkins! If you know me, you know I am always in search of ways to create a little frenchiness without spending a ton of money and these napkins do just that!

Ozzie 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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Numbered Napkins Graphic
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.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Numbered 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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Numbered NapkinsAren’t they pretty? I love the vintage look! They are a wonderful complement to my mismatched collection of vintage silverplate flatware and dishes!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Numbered NapkinsAnd…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!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage French Linens 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?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Farmhouse Numbered Napkins 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
See you next time! À la prochaine!
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59 comments:

  1. Debbie, I'm not crafty at all but I might try these for Mother's Day. :) You make it look easy and beautiful.

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  2. these are lovely, and they do look great with your flatware and basket!!

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  3. These are great, Debbie! These would work so good with my Pottery Barn numbered napkin rings! I'm going to have to check out Target for the napkins. I was getting a package here and there from Christmas Tree Shop - 4.99 for a package of 4. Your price sounds a lot better!

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  4. Hi Debbie,
    Once again you have created something wonderful.
    I love the napkins and wrapping them with the jute cord just adds a little something special. I might have to try and make these. Thanks for the transfer.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. Your napkins are stunning, Debbie! They look gorgeous on your table. So doing this! Thanks for sharing the template.

    Jeanine

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  6. They look wonderful, Debbie!Great directions, too. Linda

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  7. Those turned out just great! Thanks for sharing the image with us!

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  8. LOVE! They're so pretty. My to do list gets longer every time you post!

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  9. I love, love these!! You always inspire me!! Thanks and have a great day.

    Cynthia

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  10. Oh I do love this. How fun, you just are always making the most interesting things. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Debbie, love, love, love these. I'm going to follow through on this project. Will look for napkins this week. Thanks for including 1-8 because that's what I'll need. Your presentation is totally charming! ~ Sarah
    PS
    Question about printing off the design. It doesn't want to print off on one page and cuts off the bottom two numbers. Any suggestions?

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    1. Sarah...I always print using Photoscape which is a free photo editor.There's a link in the post. It allows you to choose the size you want to print. It will all fit at 8x10 size. Hope that helps!...hugs...Debbie

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  12. geez you always have the best ideas! Im so glad you take the time to share ~ im pinning this to my projects to do board on Pinterest! LOVE these napkins!

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  13. "$12 is a splurge for me."
    Hahahaha -- LOVE it. 12 bucks is a splurge for me, too.
    I like things cheap and easy. (Oh my, that could be taken several ways!)

    The napkins are adorable. I love The Graphics Fairy, and finding a dozen napkins for $10 is brilliant. I usually raid HomeGoods for cheap napkins. I will have to check Target now; I like the twill look of the fabric.

    Great project.
    Your ideas and follow-through are always beautiful and inspiring.
    Happy Spring!
    Cass

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  14. I love the napkins. I'm going to put this on my to-do list.

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  15. I have vintage napkins hanging in my closet that might be getting a makeover VERY soon! Thanks for the spark!

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  16. Love these...off to Target! Thanks for the graphic too, I can think of a few things I can use these on!!

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  17. OK I love them. But I have no idea how to do the transfer thing. Yikes.

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  18. I love these napkins, Debbie! And I'm all for cheap!

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  19. Deb you just keep amazing me and amazing me. Now I gotta make a trip to Target to get some napkins. :) LOVE this project. xxoo

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  20. Another amazing creation! You are the best at this!! Love the napkins. I am going to look in my stash to see if I have some plain napkins I can do this too. I still need to get my transfer paper as I'm also going to do that pillow!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  21. These are lovely napkins with a bit of ooh la la! I'll be pinning this!

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  22. Hi Debbie, what a beautiful idea! Some time ago I found at a flea market six beautiful alemanisco napkins which someone had sewed together to make a tablecloth; I´m thinking seriously about separating them and giving them your "Frenchy treatment"... Thanks for sharing so many inspiring projects, I always find something interesting here!!!
    Hugs and blessings,
    K.

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  23. These are great, Debbie! Love, love, love them! I don't know how I missed seeing these at Target because I've been looking everywhere for a decent price on some napkins. Guess I'll have to make another trip over there. :D

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  24. Cute! Cute! Cute! You really scored big time with these, Debbie! Love them. Thank you so much for the share.

    XO,

    Sheila

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  25. Hi Debbie,
    I love this idea. I'm currently working on your spoon,knife and fork tea towels. I just needed the name of the transfer paper and I'm off to Office Depot to get my supply. It's so sweet for you to turn the transfer around for us. I tried to do it in Photoshop and I didn't have a clue. I will be posting my tea towels in a few weeks. Thanks again for your cute ideas.
    xo
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner. p.s. cute photo of kitty...

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  26. Debbie these napkins are fabulous. Perfection as usual!

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  27. Debbie, These are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your efforts to make it so easy for us :)
    And won't they look divine with the burlap runner :)

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  28. Oh these turned out so beautiful! I just love them! Your whole table setting is gorgeous!!

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  29. Wow! These are fabulous, you did a great job. Thank you for sharing

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  30. Debbie:: I recently found your blog and love, love, love it. What wonderful creative ideas. I am dying to try the transfer on the napkins. I have already added your blog to my Blog List for others to enjoy. I am doing a seminar soon on how to mix colorful plates, glasses, and accessories with plain white plates. Can't wait to do a black/white mix using your design. Thank you so much for sharing your talents. Please visit me at theoldefarmhouse.blogspot.com and leave me a comment if you can when you are not creating another wonderful idea. {{Hugs}}, Joy

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  31. Debbie, wouldn't these make a nice gift for a just cause gift, or those other occasions when you can't think of what to get?

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  32. You did such a great job! It's easy to see, however, that kitty is the mastermind behind this stunning Frenchy look...I can see she's BOSS around your place! She looks like she's made for Kitty Frenchy Vogue!

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  33. I LOVE these! They're so, so pretty! I've never tried transfer paper before. Looks like I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great day!

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  34. One of these days I am going to try the transfers. You know I actually bought some good transfer paper that the graphics fairy recommended, but I've started packing and now haven't a clue where it is. Hopefully it will show up when I start unpacking later this summer. Wish we lived closer dear friend!!

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  35. These are beautiful! I love the image you chose! Great job! Would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs! http://www.rainonatinroof.com/2013/04/give-me-goods-link-party-6.html
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  36. Oh my goodness! I love these napkins... and the way you have displayed them! I'm making these for sure and I can't wait to use them!!! Beautiful and so ohh la la!!!! Thanks for sharing at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS.

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  37. I have several white napkins I purchased from Sam's Club - love this idea - great job!
    Kathy

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  38. Hey Debbie! I found you at StoneGables's link party! These are so cute and a really creative idea and I think my readers would love them too! I want to invite you to come by my link party as well and post this! http://home-styled.blogspot.com/2013/04/link-party-show-your-style-sunday-5.html

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  39. Debbie, I've already told you that I love these, but wanted to stop in and thank you for providing the pattern. I hope to make some of these. laurie

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  40. Your napkins are fabulous, and oh so French. Very nice.
    Jeannie

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  41. Since there were so many comments I slowly trolled down reading them as I went. Wow your blog and your projects are incredible. I'll have to spend a couple hours or so reading your 60 projects and looking at more of your posts. Better plan on spending the night on your blog. Is that OK? Hope so cause I'm gonna have to do it anyway.
    I'll be looking for some of those napkins at Target. We'll be in a craft show this month and I'd like to have some different classier items to sell. Hence the time I'll need to peruse your projects. I'll have to force myself not to keep them just to have them or they'd make a nice gift for friends and family (if they're nice).
    Sure glad I save a transfer to print out the #'s for the napkins. Got 2 printings on one transfer. You are one extremely talented gal. So glad I found your blog. Happy Days

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  42. The napkins look FABulous! Thx for the 'how to'. Happy May~

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  43. Debbie,
    Love, LOVE, L O V E your new Farmhouse French napkins, dear friend!!!
    Miss Ozzie is such a gorgeous Gal and a great assistant!!!
    Have fabric to make some napkins here On Crooked Creek, too!
    As always, you encourage and inspire me to accept the challenge of my limited sewing skills!
    Thanks, dear friend...from the bottom of my heart!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. these napkins are fabulous!! I am pinning this so I can remember to try this great idea!! Thanks so much for the tips on what napkins you used and transfer method worked well for you!! I'm inspired!!!!

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  45. Debbie, I left a comment earlier, but Mr. Magpie wanted me to ask (and I'd like to know, too) if you print this out on your own printer, or do you take it somewhere and have it printed? If your own, what kind of printer do you have?

    Thanks so much.

    xoxox,

    Sheila

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  46. Hi Sheila! Please tell Mr. Magpie that I print it out on my own printer...a Kodak Easy Share....but any ink jet printer would do. And please tell him thank you for his interest in my little project! :-)...hugs...Debbie

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  47. Oh I just love these napkins. You are so generous to share. Thanks so much.

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  48. WOW! Stunning! Love these!

    I would love for you to share this and link up to my TGIF Link Party! Who knows, you just might be featured next week!

    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/a-peek-into-my-paradise-tgif-link-party.html

    Hugs, Cathy

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  49. I am so excited. I have the iron on transfer paper and I just found some great plain napkins. I CAN do this.

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  50. This is a great Mother's Day gift! I'm hosting a new linky party at http://hickorytrailblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/efforts-and-assets-linky-party-1.html

    I would love to have you!
    Angela

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  51. You did an amazing job on those napkins. They really look beautiful.

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  52. too wonderful for words! Thanks for sharing where you found the plain white napkins, great deal! I do want to try something like this, thanks for the tips and inspiration!
    Jenna

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  53. What a fabulous project. These would make a great gift! I am "pinning" it & I'd love to give it a try. Love your blog too!

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

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  54. What is the story behind the numbers in French design?

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  55. Once again Debbie I am finding wonderful things on your blog! You have such talent and I love how you share it. Thank you!! :)

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