Fabulous vintage brooch napkin rings...

A dear friend of mine gave me one of the coolest gifts ever ~ napkin rings she created using metal rings and vintage brooches. For a jewelry lover and napkin lover like me (we always use cloth napkins in my house), could there be a more perfect gift? I absolutely love them. So much so, in fact, I've put them in a little bowl on display in my dining room even when not in use. I keep my other napkin rings tucked away in a cupboard and pull them out when I'm setting a proper table, but these are too fabulous not to be seen every day.
If you're wondering how she made them, she hot-glued the brooches to the metal napkin rings. A little tricky and you have to make sure they attach well, but she said it wasn't overly difficult. She had been collecting the brooches for awhile; the hardest part was finding the right napkin rings. So if you have a collection of old brooches and you've been wondering what to do with them, you might want to give this idea a whirl. As you can see, it's a wonderful way to enjoy something beautiful that might otherwise just be stuck in a box for most of its life.

I am linking to:
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Homemaking at Hope in Every Season
Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
Thursday Favorite Things at Katherines Corner
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home

Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully


  1. Hello Eileen,
    Your brooch napkin rings are fabulous! I love a little bling on the table {and everything else}. A wonderful and thoughtful gift from your friend. Thanks for sharing at my HOME and have a beautiful day.


  2. Eileen, they're beautiful! And I agree with your thinking...why hide them away in a drawer! They need to be seen every day.

    What an ingenious idea of your friend. Maybe she has come upon a little business venture for herself.


  3. Eileen, your brooch napkin rings are really beautiful. They make a lovely bouquet in your bowl and a great conversation piece. Very pretty and unique. Have a good day! Pamela

  4. These are indeed a fabulous and keepers.

  5. Hello Eileen,

    I just love your napkin rings, they are beautiful. Where did you get the bases to put the brooches on? What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.


  6. This is a wonderfully clever idea. Beautiful napkin rings.

  7. These are gorgeous - what a lovely idea and gift! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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