Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It All Started So Simple

So there I was catching up on blogs.

Trying at all costs to avoid doing any laundry or cleaning.

And then....

Oooohhhhh! What's THAT?!

I like those!

So I found some cording I had and waited patiently for 2 rolls of toilet paper to be used.

Blah, who am I kidding! I am waaaay to impatient for that. I dug through the trash!

I did everything like in the tutorial trying to keep my burns to a minimum. I didn't use jute cause I didn't have jute. This is the same cord that I used on my door hanger thingy. It's a 4mm macrame type cord.

Ta da! 8 cutesy little napkin ring holders!

Kinda plain though.... I glued on some white buttons to dress them up. This is the only thing that I did different. She made her embellishments removable to swap them out. I'm too lazy to do that though.

Houston we have a problem!

I don't own ANY cloth napkins to use in my cutesy napkin rings. Taco Bell paper napkins just don't look right in them either!

So I made some of them too!

I dug around in my fabric pile formerly known as my fabric bin which has overflowed the bin and is now a pile!

I made 8 stripey napkins for the 8 cutesy napkin rings.

Don't say you can't make napkins either. Yvonne at Stone Gable did a fantastic tutorial on making napkins. She also included all you non sewers too! Isn't she the best?!

Now we have a new problem....


Argh! I have been seeing these all over blogland and now is the perfect excuse to make one!

To the fabric pile!

It's amazing the amount of junk I have squirreled away! Including the 10 yards of unbleached muslin that I used to make this.

I didn't use all 10 yards, just 2 1/2 yards.

Now with my everyday Pier One dishes that I love. My kids kept on breaking just one dish out of the sets I kept on buying. My husband also read on the internet that stoneware dishes leach lead into food when it is warmed from even setting hot food on them. My oldest did poorly in school and was taking medication for ADHD. I picked these dishes cause you buy them individually. So if one breaks you don't have to get rid of the whole set. They are also porcelain.

A year later and we have taken my daughter off the meds and she now is a A and B student. Even on the student council.

Anyways.... now I need a centerpiece.


She is such a ham! I just plopped some mini daffodils in my soup tureen and covered up the dirt and shopping bags that I used to hold it in place.

There! My first tablescape.

To everyone who wish Brianna a happy birthday, thank you! She was just all smiles reading your responses. Know that....

That is also a little sneak peek at the giveaway I won and will tell you all about tomorrow!

Posted at A Silly Little Sparrow's Toot Your Horn Tuesday


Julie Johnson said...

Charming table! I love your touches...and the daffodils are a great addition. I've never seen anyone else with numbers up their staircase. I did that too...only I haven't painted the riser part white yet. You've convinced me...for a rainy day project right?

Love the Decor! said...

Beautiful table and nice job on all the embellishments!!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

OMG! I just saw your comment and wanted to come back and say I can't wait to see what you do with the wreath idea. And then I read your post after I stopped laughing and the fact that I do the same thing all of the time, see I'm still sitting here instead of cleaning my porches! Ok so after the laughter I was blown away... girl you are so talented! Your table turned out beautifully! See dnow you don't have to clean, you just redecorated and so the house looks all freshened up! Thanks for stopping by... Theresa

Anonymous said...

You are so much fun! This post was great. I love how you decided that you didn't have something and just went and "made" it -- that's resourcefulness, and I love it! Thank you so much for sharing with the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Formerly-Corn in My Coffee Pot said...

Great tablescape-
I love the white it just looks so crisp!
The napkin rings were quite inventive.
I just have to ask you?

Is it wrong to did in the trash for used up TP rolls? I thought that sort of thing was normal! ha!

jenjen said...

So pretty! What a beautiful table. Those napkin rings turned out great. I love the buttons. And what a cute idea to put flowers in your soup tureen! I am going to have to check out Pier 1 for some plates!


Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely delightful! ...with lots of charm! I hopped in from Bobbypins Boardwalk and am so happy that I did. I would love to have you drop in at my place one day soon. until later...

Carmen said...

Wow! I love how you just whipped all that up. Everything is so pretty!

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Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

How cute those are! I'm not much for doing crafty things like that, but those are really cute. Happy Easter to you & your family, thanks for stopping by!

Embellished Bayou said...

Great job on everything, it looks fabulous! And congrats on your awesome giveaway win, I just read that post!

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Cindy said...

Geez Loueez Girlfriend! You made some awesome stuff! I, on the otherhand, have made nothing as of late....and I haven't even had time to read blogs. Catching up here.

I do tablescapes like once a year. My table(s) are usually so full of piled of junk, we just continually scoot stuff around in order to eat. You're puttin' me to shame here....

LOVE those dishes. STill have a Pier 1 gift card from my birthday, and might just need to check those out! Didn't know that about stoneware either. SCARY!