February 21st, 2012
To have both expensive taste and a thrifty mindset can be a blessing and a curse. My favorite linens at the rental warehouse cost close to three bucks a pop to rent and since I need 200 of them, I was looking at around $600 just to rent napkins. I couldn’t bring myself to do it. So I spent one afternoon last week hopping around some of my favorite thrift shops and amassed 200+ vintage linens–all different. Yesterday I had my girls over and we had a little cake tasting and craft night. One of the things we worked on was dying, washing and folding all 200 napkins. The whole thing cost me about $55 for the napkins and $5 for the dye–saving me a good $540 on napkin costs–and I am giddy with the results. They are all so friggen pretty and I know they will add a personal touch to the reception that, even the very pretty rental linens, would not have added. I can’t wait to show you what other little thrifty things I’ve got up my sleeves!