Napkins are easy. Obvi.


Chris and I use the term obvi all the time. We’re much too lazy to pronounce the extra two syllables to say “obviously“. We’re hip like that.

Last night I made napkins for the first time ever. They’re so easy, why haven’t I made them before?!? I had a bunch of coarse linen floating around, I thought why not? I looked like I had enough fabric for six napkins, but turns out I was about 2 inches shy of getting my set. Guess I’m going back to the fabric store for more! At least I was able to make four of them so I could take some pretty pictures.

They’re much better than my dark charcoal napkins. I feel like they’re not as starchy and stiff.

Funny, I dress up my table more for photos than I do for company. Sad, right? Well, since I have the table all set up, I may as well surprise Chris and make dinner a little fancier than usual. Maybe tonight’s dinner will make up for my lack of plans on Valentines. I was SO pathetic on Sunday, we ate tuna sandwiches and crackers. I didn’t even really make him a valentine. Not really. I’ve still got to finish it and share it with you first.

I was really pleased how the natural fabric goes with the orange thread I used. They’re a little on the plain side right now, but I’ll be silkscreening them soon. Really soon. I just have to nail down the design first. I’ll keep you posted.

Do you like the skinny napkin rings? I found a set of 10 of them at a thrift store for 25ยข total. Awesome, hu? I like the natural wood color, but there will always be a part of me that wants to spray paint them a crazy color. Like teal.

{P.S. Don’t mind that there are only three glasses in the last photo. I broke the fourth glass while taming the twigs. I’m clumsy.}

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    1. beth says:

      cute & preesh you sharing! {preesh is hip/syllable lazy for appreciate}

    2. Melissa says:

      Hahaha! Preesh. That’s something that I should start using.

    3. Miranda says:

      I love them! Good job you. I have stacks of napkins that I made when I too discovered how easy they are. I am jealous that you will be silk screening yours…can I come over when you do? :)

    4. Beautiful table, Melissa! Can I come eat there?

    5. Sarah says:

      Simple elegance.

    6. Laurie Jones says:

      Your post made me laugh, tuna fish sandwiches and a broken glass! I love your honesty!!! I love the orange tablecloth!

    7. Suzonne says:

      I was laughing when I read your post. I know exactly how you feel! By the time Valentine’s Day rolled around, I had “celebrated” and crafted for it so many times for magazines and my blog that I didn’t do anything on the actual day. Glad to know I wasn’t alone!

    8. jackiefo says:

      ha – you sound like me… i am constantly breaking glasses, what is that about?! I love the branches on your table :)

    9. Heather says:

      I love that you used orange thread with the natural fabric. Great idea!!

    10. updatetoo says:

      this is good post I love so much Thanks.

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