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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Portable Butler's Table and a New Stencil Source

I thought I would squeeze one more blog post into this year since I have had some requests to share my new stencil source with you.  I love small portable pieces of furniture.  They are easy to re-invent, they tuck into my space at Aubergine here and there, and I can easily transport them to the Little French Flea Market when I am selling there too.
I found this extremely large tray on one of my outings and then a few days later I found this stand for a butler's tray.  This was a marriage made in heaven and may they have a long happy life together.
I knew I wanted to share this new stencil source with you so it was time for me to come up with a new project.  I found a rose image, some fancy flatware designs on a napkin and a pastry image I had saved on my Pinterest ephemera board.  I used my reverse decoupage technique that you can read about here.  Once the images were transferred, I got out all of my various French stencils and stenciled some stray words and designs to fill my space.
The new stencil I used is the Boulangerie, Cafe Chaud et Beignets with the beautiful scrolly design in the middle.  This is a very large stencil so it's perfect for a table top.  I usually use the Maison de Stencils which I still love and I used some on this tray as well, but they are very pricey.  The stencils they carry in this size range are around $100 each.  This new stencil source averages $35 per stencil and the sizes are extremely generous.  They are made of heavy Mylar too so you can use them over and over.  Click on the link here to see my new stencil source.  I bought them from Etsy.  She shipped quickly and responded to my questions immediately.  She also carries vinyl lettering if you prefer a one-time use application.  Since I am reselling my projects, I like things that can be used over and over.

I hope you are having a safe and happy holiday season.  I always enjoy your visits.  

I may be partying at...

Mondays          Le Chateau des Fleurs       The Graphics Fairy   
                                      Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Tuesdays          Knick of Time       Coastal Charm  
                                      Boogie Board Cottage    A Stroll Thru Life   
                                     Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays     Savvy Southern Style
Thursdays        The Shabby Creek Cottage    No Minimalist Here 
                                     Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday    
                                     Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays            French Country Cottage       My Romantic Home        Miss Mustard Seed
                                    Potpourri Friday     Common Ground
                                    The Charm of Home    Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays        Funky Junk Interiors



Rosemary@villabarnes said...
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Rosemary@villabarnes said...

The tray looks fantastic, Maggie. Wishing you a wonderful New Year.

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

It's beautiful! You're always so creative. Happy New Year!! Lynda

Donna said...

Your tray is gorgeous, Maggie! How lucky to find the stand, too! You did an amazing job, love those stencils, tres chic!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

You always amaze me, your eye for detail and creativity...This is simply gorgeous!! I bookmarked your decal source....Great prices!!! Thank you! Happy New Year to you and your family!!!


The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

The tray is beautiful...Don't you just love it when things come together like this! Thanks for the stencil source, nice to know that they are more durable and affordable.

Debra@CommonGround said...

your tray turned out gorgeous!! love that it has the stand with it!

Doreen said...

Hi Maggie,
What a beautiful "marriage" of pieces. I enjoyed meeting you at the Tarzana Paris Flea Market last month. Would love to get together sometime next year and share ideas and create! Happy New Year,

Unknown said...

Maggie, this is wonderful. How lucky to have found both pieces. Then to marry the two...Perfect. Love your ideas. They truly inspire me. All the best in 2014!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Hi Maggie! The tray is perfect. I'm going to Etsy now to check out the stencils. I need some.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

How lovely! I cannot wait to get into my new house and start crafting again! Stenciling is on the list of stuff to try!

Cynthia said...

Maggie, Happy New Year, so I haven't visited in a bit but boy am I glad I did. This fantastic and I went to your stencil source and put it in my favorites for when we move into the house we are building. PINNED!!!!!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Your tray is gorgeous Maggie! I love all the layers and graphics.