{$1.37 Embroidered Cloth Napkins}

Sunday, May 3, 2009



Went garage sale-ing last Friday, and found these blue striped cloth napkins. 8 for $1. Brought them home, washed them, embroidered everyone's initial into a napkin, then assigned them to the family. We'll see how we do with using a single napkin during the course of a day. At present, the kids use about 3-4 dozen per dinner. I'm excited about teaching a little conservatism.



Did you get any finds this weekend?



Check out Rhoda's Linky Thrifting Show & Tell at Southern Hospitality!

And in case you're checking my math...the .37 was for the red embroidery thread

15 Creative People Had This To Say:

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Those are cute. Very nautical looking.

Betty Jo said...

Totally cute with the red monograms. Inexpensive way to teach conservation too. ♥

deardaisycottage said...

Adorable idea and a wonderful find!!!

xo,
Kim

PAT said...

Great idea!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cute, Kristen, great way to conserve those paper ones & teach the kids something. They're adorable!

Carin said...

Great idea to embroider them, you are very creative and talented.

Debbie said...

Love the napkins and adding the monograms was genious. Debbie

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

Hi! Came over from Southern Hospitality! What a great idea!! My kids and hubby and I were just talking about switching permanently to cloth napkins, and I love the idea of everyone having "their own" with their initial!! :) Great idea!
Blessings,
Stacey

Sandy said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing! Just came across your blog and love it!

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are precious!

Linda said...

Love it! We use the same napkin for about a week or till dirty (learned this from a frugal French friend). So good to teach your kids and forget the paper! Linda

kari and kijsa said...

What a great find!! smiles,
kari & kijsa

"MissMelissa" said...

what a great idea!!! :)

Curdie said...

"3-4 dozen per dinner" LOL

what a wonderful idea!!!

CJ'SMOMMY*KIMBERLY said...

I love these! I wish I could come across these for a casual picnic or dinner on the front porch.I just love them and love your idea for them!