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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Simple Spring Project With A French Accent

I'm joining 11 other fantastic bloggers to share some great Ideas & Inspiration for our Simply Spring party March 10-11.  Please scroll to the bottom to find all the links from yesterday and today! 

Here’s a great way to freshen up your dining room…stamped placemats.


I got the idea from Joss & Main who were selling something similar to these but were printed on burlap.  I had a set of  cotton/linen placemats that I purchased from Pottery Barn a long time ago and hadn’t used much.


I retrieved my vintage rubber stamp set and voilà!


They didn’t take much time and didn’t cost me anything.


 I set an impromptu table for 4 on one end of the dining table and used cafe au lait bowls thinking it would be perfect for morning cereal.


A simple breakfast is made special with two-toned fading roses left over from a bouquet given to me by a dear friend.


My placemats had to have a French accent, but you could use any food, kitchen, or dining-related words.



The cow milk bottle is one of my all time favorite French vintage items.



I'm very thankful for Daylight Saving Time.  Now it's full swing ahead for Spring!


Please visit these other lovely blogs for more Simply Spring Ideas & Inspiration:

Dawn DeLand Cain's photo.

Adventures In Decorating ~ French Country Cottage ~ Home Is Where TheBoat IsPariscope Home ~ Sophia’s Decor ~ Top This Top That

If you missed any of the lovely features from yesterday please click on the links here:

 Dawn DeLand Cain's photo.

Creative Cain Cabin  ~ Eclectically Vintage ~ Housepitality Designs ~ On Sutton Place ~ Savvy Southern Style ~Stone Gable 



Dawn said...

How clever, and French. Love the roses paired with your breakfast table.

Mary said...

Très chic Kim! What a great idea to stamp your mats for a little Frenchy flair. The possibilities for stamping and phrases are endless too. Love your cow milk bottle :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love those, Kim and what a pretty table. I have one knife with the same handle as yours.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So simple, so French, so Spring! You set a very welcoming table. LOVE those place mats!!!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Simply French!!!...gorgeous table and of course you have a vintage stamp set!!...Fabulous placemats..now in addition to that wonderful French milk bottle, I am in love with the blue and white cheese container...So great to "party" with you Kim!

Becca Bertotti said...

What a fabulous idea, Kim ... adds such character and whimsy to your placemats! Thanks for sharing.

*Chic Provence* said...

Beautiful Kim! xo Kit

Botanic Bleu said...

Parfait, Kim. Love the table setting...pure French inspiration with the white cafe au lait bowls, folded serviettes, and trés chic placemats. A perfect touch to use your vintage milk bottle and bleu decorated French cheese...

poste script: Must tell you how much I love your blog's header photos and background toile...


Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I think your placemats are perfect. I am loving that runner too! It's all so pretty and definitely says spring.

Eclectically Vintage said...

All that's missing is a big buttery baguette! Love these!

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

i love when we make something come together so well using what we have stashed away.

Teddee Grace said...

Love the look...but the breezy mention of stamping, as if it were so easy, just throws me. How in the world do you get such even-toned images and straight at that! I can't even do this on scrap paper! What kind of ink? Do you have to set it so these can be laundered?

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