Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Napkins Bling

Yesterday a friend stopped by and brought a gift that brought me simple delight!

Old, worn napkin rings were adorned with bling, bling, bling!  Old earrings and broaches from some woman's  jewelry box were recycled to make this lovely gift. The result was a set of vintage hoops for napkins of linen and lace.

Quirky and pretty, these rings will assist me as entertainer at many an afternoon tea.  Can you picture them with an assortment of old china, mismatched silverware, hand-painted teacups and saucers,  and a three-tiered tray of scones, dainty tea sandwiches, and tiny desserts?

My friend's gracious gift was melded with the hospitality of a cup of tea.  We chatted for hours, sharing tidbits of our lives.  We were reluctant to end  the afternoon, but parted with plans to share time and a cuppa tea together again soon.  Someday soon I'll share about some of the 
other gifts she brought.  Life is good!


  1. Those are so cool and I'm envisioning the tea tables all dolled up with them :0)

  2. Yes, I can imagine how gorgeous your table would be! I'd love to see your wonderful gifts upclose and in person - what a treasure. Gives me an idea for the future. Napkin rings have always fascinated me. So nice you could

  3. What a fun and thoughtful gift. I love them.

  4. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Oh what a great idea! I love those!

  5. Ooooooo, La Tea Dah, what a great idea your friend had! She is very clever and you are lucky to have her give you such a nice gifty! Can't wait to see what else she brought you. Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

  6. That's a wonderful way to use those old brooches and things. They are very pretty. What fun to select your own tea cup and your own napkin ring! Glad that you had such a lovely afternoon. I'm feeling in need of such a one. Must call Beth and soon!

  7. Gorgeous! How lovely your table will look with these adornments. :)

  8. Beautiful napkin rings, very nice gift! I need to make some of those!


  9. Those are so cute. I can imagine a tea setting using those!

  10. Hello La Tea Dah. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really love this post. Yesterday my hubby bought me some bling napkin holders ,what are the chances of that.

  11. Goodness!!! Those napkin rings are something else.
    I've never seen anything like them. Fabulous, really aren't they?
    You are so very fortunate!
    Especially for having such a sweet, friend to give them to you!

  12. How lovely! How could you not just love them! What a sweet friend!

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 6 1/2 adopted


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