This qualifies as a Tiny Project because it’s a perfect example of workin’ with what ya got.
1. Need napkin rings for your upcoming holiday dinner.
2. Use what ya got.
Here’s the tale: I got out my wedding china which is the vintage Willow Ware I grew up with. However, I had no table cloth that complimented it. And our everyday glasses are green. I was initially unhappy with these things and tried to thrift up some alternatives, but had no luck. This became a “make it work” moment.
I dug deep into my stash of craft stuff and came up with these things:
- A piece of fabric I bought once thinking I’d use it in our kitchen (it still had it’s price sticker on it and was in a tub of craft supplies a year later. Oops.) I didn’t hem it. I just put it on the table. I’m a rebel like that.
- Linen napkins that came from my dad’s mom. I didn’t iron them, I just washed and rolled.
- Craft paper scraps
- 1 cent stamps
It may or may not be some kind of federal crime to use postage for something other than mailing…I did pay for the stamps though! I figure they are mine to use. Please don’t come arrest me, postal people. I love the USPS and mail and stamps. Truly.
p.s. My table’s already set because as I unpack my dishes I have no other place to put them. Someday we’ll have a china cabinet/sideboard/built-in/something. For now wedding china lives in a box. I’m so happy to see it and I’m so in love with my scrappy table!