~PRETTY SPRINGTIME SETTING~
One of the things I love about romantic cottage chic decor is that you can create pretty complements for your home and be as simple or elaborate as your heart can imagine! Yesterday I worked on some charming little Napkin Rings for a Spring Brunch I'm hosting for three of my closest friends in the month of May. Thought I'd let you tag along as I show you just how I they were made!
~VINTAGE 1970'S WOODEN NAPKIN RINGS~
The old Napkin Rings you see above are from the 1970's and were manufactured by Home Interiors. Originally they were a dark walnut and well...you KNOW I just couldn't have that! After a light sanding I painted them with VALSPAR'S Spray Paint (Churchill Vanilla) and then shabbied them up just a tad!
~VINTAGE SATIN RIBBON IN PINK~
A gentle wrapping of vintage pink rayon ribbon gives the Rings just a tiny hint of my very favorite color in all the world! Pink Rules around here (make no mistake about it)! These days though I definitely lean towards using the palest, softest shades I can possibly find!
~VINTAGE MILLINERY and PARCHMENT ROSES~
Because I decided I wanted the Rings to be a "complement" to my table rather than the focus I decided to keep them fully romantic, but understated!
~READY TO ASSEMBLE~
~SUPPLIES SET IN PLACE~
~CREAMY WHITE ROSES A MUST~
After wrapping each Napkin Ring with vintage ribbon a single large cream rose was hot-glued over the seam.
~PINK and CREAM FOREVER~
Next came the placement of two vintage pink velvet leaves. They were hot-glued over the ribbon and up-close to the center rose. Two smaller cream roses were then hot-glued on top of the vintage leaves!
~PINK RIBBON FINALEEEEE~
I opted at the last second to add two sagey green leaves atop the pink leaves before hot-gluing the vintage pink bow in place. It was attached at the base of the center cream rose!
~SWEET and ROMANTIC TOUCH~
~VINTAGE LINEN NAPKINS~
Last year I found a brand-new-vintage-set of pure linen napkins at an estate sale...
They were only a few dollars and trust me when I tell you they are 1000th better than anything I've ever purchased new from Dillard's!
~A LITTLE TABLE PREVIEW~
Here's a sneak-peek at the mock run-through of the table. Not sure just what silverware I'll use or even the dishes~ But, at least this will give you an idea of what I'm planning! This project was SIMPLE and I hope it will inspire you to create something lovely for your own springtime gathering!
Hope you are having a beautiful Spring-Fling kind-of-day! Blessings to live your day with Joy and Passion~
Love to you...