Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vintage Numbered Button Napkin Rings

I'm so excited to share this cute little project I did tonight!  Check out these beautiful vintage numbered button napkin rings (yep, that's a mouthful)! Aren't they the cutest?!?!
 Before I get started on the project, I guess I have to back up and give a little background on how this all came together (because a few people had a hand in this). 

Last Christmas, Alex's sister Amber and brother in law Ryan (check out their 1907 bungalow here) gave me these vintage lettuce edge and embroidered napkins along with...
 ...the beautiful tablecloth to match!  It was the perfect gift! The napkins and tablecloth were in crisp and beautiful condition for being antiques. 
 I simply didn't have a reason to share on our blog until now, so I pumped I finally got to share!
Back to those napkin rings...

While I was in Chicago, we stopped in a store downtown called P.O.S.H.  If you are in Chicago and LOVE vintage and antique style you should definitely stop in there! 
I saw these cute little vintage numbered buttons and fell in love, but I wasn't quite sure what to do with them.  My friend Sarah then suggested to make napkin rings out of them... WHAT?!?! YES! Great idea!!! Hammers and High Fives for Sarah!
 So once I got home I grabbed those vintage napkins and some twine and got to work.
 I threaded the twine through the two holes on each button.
 Then wrapped them around the folded napkins and tied the twine around the back.
 I just love how they turned out!
 They look just perfect with the vintage linens and twine.
Also, each number has a cute sentimental meaning of course (since I am a sap for that stuff).
 I think I will place these on my sideboard since they look so nice and we probably won't use them until Easter.  I'm still working on getting my Spring decor pulled together too, but as usual black and white will be part of the look!
So what do you think?  Do you love the vintage napkins and tablecloth as much as me?  How about the numbered napkin rings? 

PS- I think Spring finally hit Minnesota (knock on wood, it could snow next week), but I'm just loving this weather!

We just linked this up to the DIY Showoff's Project Parade!  

The Lettered Cottage


  1. I just love those old numbers. Fun stuff.

  2. Hammers and High Fives...oh man:) Abby forwarded me the picture you found of us all dressed up - what a blast from the past. I don't even remember why we did that.

  3. Super cute!!!
    And woot woot for spring arriving here!

  4. Those are adorable! What a great idea!

  5. It looks great! Can people pick their own napkin numbers? :) An yeah, it might be spring in MN. We still havea little pile of snow in our yard though, so it's not official for us yet.

  6. These napkins are so pretty. Such a thoughtful gift. I don't think I could allow my guests to actually use them, though. Ha! I'd put a roll of paper towels on the table for them to use in lieu of the pretties. And I'd say that the pretties are for LOOKS ONLY! Oh and its official....I am hiring you to help revamp our new abode. And I will pay you in high fives and Heinekens.

  7. Super pretty! LOVE them. You have such a natural 'knack' for being crafty. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY party - I love seeing what you're up to!

    Have a great week! Gorgeous here today again. Nice weather is so motivating!

    Ps. I fixed the link issue. :)

  8. Love what you did with these napkin rings. I have a few of these and created a bracelet with one of mine. It turned out fun, and was sold in California when Sue of Junk Market Style was out there promoting one of her events. Kind of fun how much everyone loves letters and numbers. :)

  9. found you via sarah's party. i also lived in grand rapids, MI and then Mpls! Minnesotans are the best people on the planet, so i married one! ROCCO. ROCCO. OMG. i have Bella, a shihtzu who is our treasure. i'm rambling. come visit soon.


  10. Absolutely adorable -- I love anything with numbers! I'm your newest follower :O)

  11. I love it! What a fun idea for the numbers. I think you should always buy something you truly love because you eventually find a use for it..

  12. I love these napkins (what a great gift!) and the idea . . . AND the dogs!

    Warmly, Michelle

  13. They look great! I love numbers as well and love using them in my home. Happy Spring!


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