While looking for something I had misplaced (still haven’t found it) I came across a set of 4 vintage napkins that were given to me one Christmas by Heidi’s daughters, Whitney and Aubrey.
Obviously, I swooned when I saw them. I love everything about this sort of vintage linen: the colors, the design, the thickness of the fabric. I tend to think this design comes from the 50’s – what do you think?
Anyway, they’ve been sitting in a drawer for a long time since Don and I rarely use cloth napkins. I know; we should be the kind of people who always set a beautiful table, with napkins in holders, and flowers on the table. We aren’t. 99% of the time, we eat our dinner on trays in the den. We like it.
Why not make them into a table runner? (Because even if we don’t eat there, I like the table to look pretty.) I’m sure I am far from the first person to come up with this idea and it’s awfully simple and straightforward.
I love it. So quick, so easy. I just pinned them together, making sure they were nicely aligned, fired up the sewing machine and there you have it. Now I have another shot of aqua in the kitchen and I get to see that fabulous pattern every day.
It’s a great way to use vintage napkins and linens. I have a whole slew of them and I just might have to make some more of these.