Tag Archive: Placemats

My Formerly Green Table















Crazy, I know, but this round oak table base used to be painted green.  We bought it this way at our neighbor’s garage sale before we closed on our first house.  My husband has never understood buying something that you don’t have room for.  I do that often and I’m still trying to explain the concept to him.    It took about 15 years for me to paint it black.  And after looking at these pictures, I can’t imagine why.  You had to admit it is so much better black!  One can of Krylon spray paint and we were done.  Now when I need a green fix, I get out the St. Patrick’s Day postcard placemats!

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Christmas Postcard Placemats 2

In case I haven’t mentioned that I have a HUGE vintage postcard collection that I craft with, I do.  Here is my final set of Christmas placemats made from vintage postcards.  If you don’t happen to have a laminator around the house, the UPS store can enlarge and copy the postcard.  They also laminate too!

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From Postcard to Christmas Placemat

Crafting again with vintage Christmas postcards.  The laminator is ready and waiting.

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Leaving Thanksgiving….

It’s time to put the Turkeys away and head over to the One of a Kind Show in downtown Chicago.  Before I go, I wanted to show you what you can do with a vintage postcard collection.  You make things!  I photocopied, enlarged and laminated my Thanksgiving postcards.  They are fun to have on the kitchen table throughout the holiday season and clean up is a quick wipe down.  I love to make and give these placemat sets as gifts to special friends.  So, now you know what to ask for this Christmas……….a laminator!

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