Wednesday, April 2, 2014

French Themed Napkins

Awhile back I did this post Pink Thrifting and told you that I would be doing a stamping project on those pretty little pink cocktail napkins .

Ta da!!!  I got them done and I think they turned out pretty cute!!!

 You can't get much more French than the bee, which is one of the emblems of Napoleon's court.

The Bee
Symbol of immortality and resurrection, the bee was chosen so as to link the new dynasty to the very origins of France. Golden bees (in fact, cicadas) were discovered in 1653 in Tournai in the tomb of Childeric I, founder in 457 of the Merovingian dynasty and father of Clovis. They were considered as the oldest emblem of the sovereigns of France.

I love, love, love this stamp set by Darcie's. This company doesn't even know I exist. Last year when I was making my little heart pillows out of eyelet and muslin I used this is just so sweet!  I use the "You and Me...meant to Bee" for little tags to price things for the shop.

 I absolutely find the lined/grid acrylic stamp block essential for optimum placement. I can line up the stamp on the block and I can see through to line up placement on fabric or paper.

I have two of this kind one in black and one in sepia.  It limits my color choices but it is very permanent and fades off only minimally.  I finish each stamping by using my iron to heat set.

A jam spreader and 5 o'clock spoon~~~

A sweet Violet's demitasse cup and saucer~~~

Silver plate pattern is Queen Bess, Tudor Plate, by Oneida~~~

The white under-plate is French Rose by Tabletops Unlimited. I only have a couple of pieces...always looking for more~~~
Thanks for Popping in~~~
Happy Hunting and Gathering!!! 

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  1. Your stamped napkins are so pretty. Interesting story behind the bee symbol.
    Mary Alice

  2. So beautiful, thanks for stopping by :) hugs, Biljana

  3. Adorable and the ink color is perfect! I learned something new...I love the grid, that will be sooo helpful!


  4. Love, Love, Love this project!! Thanks so much for sharing. I have to get this stamp. I love the pink vintage napkins and how they turned out, so pretty!

  5. That's a very pretty stamp set and your napkins turned out beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. What a wonderful idea...The napkins turned out beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  7. The napkins are so sweet and the stamp very delicate. Perfect for afternoon tea.

  8. Your napkins turned out great!! I'm loving that stamp, I may have to hunt that down. Thanks for the info about the bees and France. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  9. These are just darling and you've done such a beautiful job! I saw you at Ivy and Elephants and couldn't resist a little peek! Gorgeous....Mimi...x

  10. The design on the napkin turned out so sharp. You did a great job!
    Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
    Audrey Z.

  11. Oh, heavens to Betsy....these napkins are so pretty! I am super impressed that you did this yourself! I'm not much at creating like this. You really knocked this out of the park!!! The bee looks so regal.

    I have lots of stamps, many which would be neat with their impression on napkins or other linens. I think I'll have to check out archival ink. I'd never heard of it before now. It sounds like the perfect solution to waking up some tired old linens!

    Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

  12. Those are adorable. Where have I been? I didn't even know you could stamp on fabric!

  13. These are so darn cute. Thanks for sharing the information about the bee...I had no idea. Love the idea of the clear stamp too, it would make stamping so much easier.

  14. What a fantastic idea. . . stamping on napkins- I love it! They turned out beautiful!!

  15. The little napkins are darling! What a beautiful little motif. And what great tips too!

  16. your napkins turned out so cute! tfs that bee stamp--i love it:) happy weekend!!


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