Sunday Favorites/ Prairie Tablescape and toilet roll napkin ring tutorial

Please join my good friend Chari and all the other participants for a Sunday Favorite post!

 Welcome! After a few days away I have blogging posts to catch up on. But first, its Tablescape Thurday with our lovely hostess Susan.
It's also Thrifty Thursday, with our lovely hostess Leigh. Please visit these ladies blogs by clicking on their logos . My theme today is Prairie Garden. My only new purchase is a tablecloth from the Martha Stewart Collection. I purchased this on e-bay for a whopping $8.00!

My centerpiece is a creamy white ceramic watering can from GW, the target birdies, a fat little birdie borrowed from a bedroom, a white chair borrowed from the LR and blue candlesticks inside Wal-mart candle holders.

I took some pics at night using my flash and then some without a flash. The plates are my bargain Vera Bradleys from TJ Maxx,$1.00 for the plates and .70 cents for the salad plate! The napkins are GW , the blue glasses TJ Maxx and the wine glasses are a garage sale find.

I used flowers from my garden to fashion a centerpiece. I tried to arrange them decoratively and I am gradually getting the hang of it. ( I hope) LOL!

The pretty place mats are from Kohls, only $1.00 a piece and the napkins rings are my super thrifty find. Read more about them below.

I like the fat little blue bird on this table and the target birdies are back to work!!!

My gingham napkin rings!

Trying to capture a nighttime by candle-light view. A little dark, but I still like the romantic glow!

Now onto my super thrifty napkin rings! None in my house fit and I remember a post I saw earlier on someones blog. Grabbed a toilet paper roll! Their Free!

Measure 1" width and cut. If you had two empty ones I would make them 1.5" across.

I cut a piece of wired ribbon leftover from my wreath.

Wrap ribbon around the ring and add a dash of glue with your glue gun. Simple hey? And free!

A finished view. The wired ribbon works great but you could also use fabric strips.

And whose the wiser? Now that's my thriftiest contribution to today's post! I have some blogging to catch up on and I will be getting to your blogs as soon as I can! Have a great week-end too! Cindy


  1. Oh so pretty, Cindy! I love the colors and the dinnerware and I love the night shots!...Christine

  2. Candle light view is scrumptous .... hello to you and have a great week!

  3. Hi Cindy,
    I remember this post and enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. The blue and yellow are so beautiful together!
    I left you an email about the Briwax. Hugs, Loretta

  4. Cindy-the table looks wonderful. It is a fun change from all the fall tables we've been seeing. I am so new to these tablescapes (I've done 2 now) that I am finding out what is lacking in my house. One of those things is napkin rings. I have always liked to add a splash of color with ribbon when I needed a napkin ring. Well, that is fine...unless you are trying to do a weekly tablescape. You just solved a problem for me. I will make some, until I find some that I like and that are affordable. Thanks!


  5. What a cute blue bird that is ! And the flowers are gorgeous too.

  6. I love your fat little blue bird! He is just too cute. And I love the night time picture you took from eye level with the table. It is a great shot!
    Everything looks so pretty and . . . SUMMERY! What the heck happened to the SNOW? I will be in Michigan in a few weeks and I'M COUNTING ON THERE BEING SNOW!!!! (hehehe)
    Have a great weekend my Dear!
    Hugs. Karen

  7. Cindy, what a pretty table! Love your colors, dishes, and linens, and I love the fact that you did your centerpiece! It's so lovely! Like the night view, too. Very romantic.

    And how clever that you made those napkin rings! I need to try my hand at that. Thanks for the tutorial.


    Sheila :-)

  8. Oh I love this tablescape. It is so pretty and the gorgeous blue and yellow colors. Your flowers are just gorgeous in the beautiful vase. The napkin rings are just super. I really do have to try this. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  9. Hi there..your table looks so pretty, love the blue and the little birds. I'll never look at T.paper tubes the same again..a good idea..guess I'd best save them for Thanksgiving, my kids will get a kick out of that! Thank you, hope you're having a nice day! Come say hi :D

  10. Cindy, you pulled together a great look for so little! I always love blue and yellow, and your table is charming. Love the flower arrangement, too. Linda

  11. How very clever of you, TP napkin rings...whodathunkit? :o)

    Have a super week, Cindy.
    God bless

  12. Hi Cindy! I remember this wonderful post! You know how much I love the blue and yellow, too! You are so clever with your napkin rings! I scrolled down to get caught up...can't believe the phesant! You live on a veritable nature preserve! lol Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  13. Hi Cindy !
    I kept thinking "Why is Cindy decorating so springy in the fall ?" Duh ...it was a favorite post - ya had me believing, LOL ! I did love this post - the colors are great and cheerful !

  14. Hi Cindy,

    Table looks great. I am going to have to come up with a romantic table this weekend. You have given me some ideas.


  15. oh, my,my,my do I love what you have done. It is dreamy--I just love those colors and everything you have done. You inspire me to work harder on arrangements!! ALso thanks so much for the napkin ring idea --(you know--I think I will buy a glue gun---I don't have one!!). I can't believe all those bargains you have found--how do you find them??? Do you have to shop a lot or do you get adds in the papers/?

  16. Hello Cindy,

    I love your tablescape! Those are my favorite colors. I love your fat little blue bird! He is just too cute. Very pretty bouquet. I did not see the original post so I am glad you reposted it! Love the napkin ring idea and have saved it for future use.

    ~ Tracy

  17. Hello Dearheart...

    Girl, I'm so sorry at getting by so late to take a peek at your Sunday Favorites post but this last weekend was just crazy busy for us and I'm just now getting to the computer!

    Ohhh...I remember this beautiful Prarie Tablescape, Girlfriend! I love the pretty blues and yellows together...and those pretty dishes!!! Hehe...I was just thinking...are the pretty yellow flowers that you used in your floral bouquet sunflowers or Black Eye Susans? I love that bouquet and it's especially pretty in your white pitcher! I just adore that chubby little bluebird too! He's darling! Love, love, LOVE your idea on crafting the napkin rings using a TP roll and pretty ribbon...I am going to use this idea yet!!! I love it! It's a great way to customize napkin rings to the tablescape!!!

    So happy to have you join in with Sunday Favorites again this week, Darlin'! I loved this tablescape and it truly deserved a second showing!!!

    Love ya, Girlfriend!


I would love to hear from you. Come back and visit anytime. Warmest Wishes, Cindy