Monday, November 9, 2009

Vintage napkins and giveaways!

Monsieur... Monsieur..... Monsieur! ( sir...sir..sir! ) If you're a guy, that's the typical word that would greet you, by the pimps and their "social ladies" as you make your way through Pigalle, the red light district of Paris, home to the Moulin Rouge cabaret. It's a bit annoying when they get too pushy to get your attention.


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The Moulin Rogue


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But, somehow, there are many "decent" shops in that area where you can find collectibles and vintage items.

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Vintage napkins!

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I managed to buy these ten vintage napkins at a very good bargain (€ 18 each) . Their printed graphics look very cool, mostly taken from old French magazine covers and movie posters. I planned to frame them nicely or stitch them into a cushion cover as designs below:

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Giveaways!


Anyway, I have something to giveaway! To all of you out there, you can win one of the napkins above by simply following the rules below:

1- If you have the ten napkins what would you do with them, to show how innovative and creative you are in displaying them? Leave your answer in the comments section.

2- Your answer must be in English or Bahasa Malaysia.

3- I will pick the most creative answer as the winner. Remember, only ONE winner! If the winner is a follower of my blog and a fan page member, he/she will receive a vintage napkin PLUS a pack of multi-flavour macarons like the pic below!


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Get creative, guys!

31 comments:

[danial][ma] said...

hej! wahdi...well for me, i will sew them together to make a shopping bag! displaying the art of the vintage napkins on-the-go and save the world all at once! ;-)

arep said...

urmmm shopping bag yer danial..

good idea.. jgn guna semua 10. ambik satu and stitch kat t-shirt .. baru matching!!!!

Anonymous said...

hey uolss,

kalau iolss..iolss susun memanjang ke bawah verhelai2 dan diikat silang pangkah dgn benang kasar dan main frame dr kayu..


tanpa nama

Bitter Sweet said...

waaahh bestnya ada giveaways..malangnya idea blm datang..all the best guys

y_awy said...

syok sgt dgr tawaran 'giveaways' tu.. :)
tp x rasa kreatif mcm wahdi..

hmmm.....
bila contest ni tutup? ;p

Prettybeefy said...

hmm... bestnyer... for me kalau i ader the ten napkin of coz i will do my make up brush bag.. hee... unique and classy.. i like...

muachhh

ain said...

actually, akak lebih tertarik tengk gambar2 dlm blog ni dpd nak menyertai this giveaway sbb akak tak kreatif. but no harm trying rite..??

kalau akak ada 10 beautiful napkins like yours, akak akan buat dining table runner. Then, jahitkan kun ditepi utk kemasan terakhir!!hehe

KaSiH said...

for me..10 napkin tu akan saya jahit dan jadikan sehelai apron ...dan saya akan tampal beberapa perca kain, riben, manik dan yg sewaktu dgnnya sebagai hiasan menggunakan teknik applique...oh jgn lupa pki headscarf dr kain yg sama supaya rambut tak masuk makanan ketika memasak hehe...

enjoy while cooking kaedahnya...*terus feeling jd martha stewart

shandye. said...

insert it as a background panel for our old clocks! that way, your old tired looking clocks will have an awesome new display! hahahaha...

[danial][ma] said...

yup! arep...won't be used all ten...just one or two for the shopping bag, and why not reproduce for a t-shirt...matching! hehehehe...

ckucin said...

dateline untuk submit answer biler.. skrg ni idea tak dtg laks..

DeanDets said...

I will laminate those napkins and turn it into placemats on the dining table...(or some thing like it , to keep it more proper, not easily get dirty or wet)... And some more, these placemats also can be converted into mini frames to add variety to the usage and consistency in the overall table layout...

Anonymous said...

Wahdi, i nak cantum2 dah tu jadikan langsir,hujung2 i letak yang baru2 kristal tu amacam? sah i menang! ;)

C.T Z

Makbudak said...

I'll make throw pillows punya cover :-)

Makbudak said...

I'll make throw pillows cover :-)

Mr.F said...

+buy 2 pieces of perspek, some people call it 'acrylic' +
+sandwich the napkin in the middle of that 2 pieces perspek+
+screw them together at the four corner+
+use silver nuts and screws (large size)+
+drill a hole in the middle of the perspek+
+glue a clock body on the back+
+place the clock needles+
+finally you might want to consider placing the clock number 12,3,6,9, , use red, black or silver colored sticker paper +
+the result : a nice minimalis clock design +

Izuan Kunang-Kunang said...

Frame it all, then gantung la kat mana2 dinding yg ada.. :)

*sungguh tidak kreatif..huhuhuhu

Aan Andes said...

Turning it into cushion cover is a brilliant idea! Same goes to shopping bag! Hmmm..thank you guys..tiba2 tak sabar nak travel and collect napkins haha.

Anyway, I'll make it like table mat kut. But buat proper la..laminate ke apa ke. So kalau ada buat special dinner, and ada theme, let say french dinner, matching with table mat tu hehe (even though it will be covered by plate :P)

Btw, I vote for [danial][ma]'s shopping bag, bolehhh? :P

PS: I'll be ur fan nowwwwwwwww! For the sake of macaroons if I win hehehe

Aan Andes said...

Opss.. I know this is not important, but dun misunderstood my word eh. I ni tak reti jadi fan2 orang..so bukan sebab dpt macaroon tu nak jadi fan u. But the macaroon gets me excited hahaha.

>:D<

wahdi said...

Nice!!! great ideas guys!!
Btw, You may still submit your creative ideas, latest by this coming Friday!

Aan Andes- hahaha no problem, i tak salah tafsir lol.

Izuan- Patutlah uols keje sepital *lariiii

Anonymous said...

Simple. I will make a rectangular box frame, and sew one napkin on each of its sides. Put a bulb and holder inside, and ta da! An antique lampshade! Hope this is creative enuff...

En Arip

Kazaztan Team said...

saje nak join gak...

1. Jahit dlm btk notebook size
2. Letak padding
3. Letak zip
4. Pastu buat skit tangkai pemegang

ehemmm...ehemm...my notebook pouch...boleh???

Liyana said...

Buat customized album cover or scrap book.. tak tau lah nak buat camne, but basically, itulah idea nya :)

budleee said...

Its nice if I could somehow laminated it so that napkins are protected. once its protected, the usage is unlimitted

laptop/netbook skin anyone?
what about a mouse pad?


i love to have it place on my dining table under a piece of glass. this way the napkins are where there supposed to be, the dining table, but its protected under the piece of glass. so whenever the dining table is not used, its a display centre for napkins. also this way you can change the napkins when you want it and the napkins are not destroyed. now the vintage items can be even more vintage and you could pass it down to your next generation.

Izuan Kunang-Kunang said...

Wahahahaha..wahdi jahat!! Nanti I buat stitch ala-ala tulang belut kat perut you nanti..nak??

Tiami said...

Nak buat ape ye?

Boleh gunakan jadi canvas untok Lamp Shade lahhhh... boleh buat lamp shade gantong yang besar atau for side table. Kalau lamp shade yang boleh pusing-pusing tu kan best muahahahaha

tapi sayang lah kalau napkin tu nak di diubah suai... biar aje untok diguna dan di hargai oleh special tetamu yang datang rumah atau hadiah for someone special.

Tiami

wahdi said...

Hi All! kewl! thnx, and find out the winner tomorrow! ;)

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

ali said...

whos the winner...can i still submit my idea?

ah_yat90 said...

Pecan Brownies with Vanilla Ice-cream and Strawberries.bila lagi nk kc orng melaka rasa .. heheh:)

napkins said...

The vintage napkins are so adorable! I like it! This is something that I haven't seen for a while.

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