Friday, July 1, 2016

FRIDAY FAVORITES


What's better than Friday, unless it's the Friday of a holiday weekend?!?  Let's get this party started!

I shared our Fourth of July table with you yesterday, and this salad would fit right in with the color scheme.  It also looks delicious!  Holiday or not, I'm adding this one to my salad rotation for sure!


Click over to find out why Erin Spain and her family rented a herd of goats...(yes, rented a herd of goats!!)  An entertaining and informative post, compete with a video of Pedro and friends!


An impressive kitchen before and after.


You guys know what a pom pom nut I am.  Julia shared a post with 3 pom pom making tips, and I learned a thing or two!  She had some great suggestions that I hope you'll check out.  (I just shared Julia's mirror in Friday Favorites a few weeks ago, but I couldn't help telling you about this post, too!)



Finally, I can't believe it, but I've been blogging for almost 5 years now.  I thought it would be fun to revisit an old post here and there that you might not have seen previously unless you are a die hard reader that's been here since the beginning (and if you have, THANK YOU!!).  :)   It's likely that the photos aren't great and things around the house are probably a lot different than they are today, but that just shows improvement, right???

How about a flash back to our breakfast nook in early 2012?  I think EVERYTHING but the table and curtains is different now, but I liked that space back then!  I still like the idea of a settee pulled up to the table, and even though my style has changed I liked the shutters flanking the mirror to help fill the large wall space.  You can see a shot of it now in yesterday's post... just a bit different!  ;)



And, I'll leave you with that!  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE TABLESCAPE


I spent the afternoon at my Mom and Dad's house earlier this week.  While there, we were talking about our family plans for the Fourth, and my Mom said she had looked on the blog for a tablescape but couldn't find one.  I realized I've never done one for the Fourth of July!

So, even though we'll be celebrating at their house that day, I decided to to pull something together for my family to enjoy here over the weekend.

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I've had a red plaid tablecloth for years, and it does triple duty for Christmas, Valentine's Day, and now the Fourth!  It's a good staple piece to mix and match with other colors according to the season.

It was a no-brainer to include some blue and white accessories.  My crepe myrtle needed a trim and the blooms are white, so yay for free greenery!

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I've had some red toile dishes for years, and stacked with Blue Willow they feel mighty patriotic.

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When I shared some fun red, white, and blue tabletop accessories from Target with you last week, I mixed in some natural wood pieces to add some texture and break up the strict red, white and blue color scheme.  I followed suit in my own tablescape with the woven placemats and wood cutting board to serve fruit.

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I picked this vintage Avon cologne bottle up from a yard sale a few months ago.  I couldn't resist it's charm and knew I would enjoy displaying it for patriotic holidays.

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White milkglass works with so many seasons, too!  Strawberry Lemonade coordinates with the color scheme, and a fresh strawberry on the rim ups the cuteness factor.

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The only thing I purchased for this table were the polka dot paper napkins.  I like the whimsy they add mixed with the plaid and pattern on the dishes.

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This was a super simple table to put together.  I even saw some cute blue and white gingham paper plates along with a red design in the Target ad this week if you want to go the paper route (I know we will be on Monday!) that would be darling stacked together in an alternating pattern.

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It doesn't take much effort to pull together a festive table.  In fact, this is probably the easiest holiday to decorate for.   I hope you'll try a fun combo this weekend!


SOURCE LIST
Similar Red Plaid Tablecloth- here or here  ||  Woven Placemat (best price I've seen on these!)  ||  Blue Willow Dishes  ||  Similar Red Toile Dishes- Melamine  ||  Grapevine Milkglass Tumblers here, here, or here  ||  Polka Dot Napkins or Walmart  ||  Flatware  ||  Wood Cutting Board  ||  Similar Blue and White Urn  ||  Similar Blue and White Canister  ||  Avon Capitol Bottle  ||  Red Greek Key Pillows- At Home  ||  DIY Botanical Gallery Wall  ||  Botanical Artwork Book  ||  Cowhide Rug  ||  Louis Style Side Chairs- TJ Maxx, DIY finish here, DIY spotted backs here


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

COLORFUL TOILE FABRIC PICKS


Hey there!  We survived camp last week, but it's taken me a few days to recover and get back to a schedule for blogging.  We're approaching holiday mode and then vacation will be coming up soon, so thanks for hanging in there with me through a little bit of a sporadic summer posting schedule!

Any time I post a photo with these pillows in it, I get questions about the fabric.  The black background and bright colors really are unmatched in any other toile or chinoiserie I've seen.

Chippendale Bark Cloth Fabric by Markwood,   chinoiserie fabrics, toile fabrics

I'm not sure that I ever fully told you the back story, so here goes!  Two summers ago my daughter was playing in a basketball tourney at a school right next to my sister's house, so in between games we snuck away to do some thrifting in the area.  At one of our usual thrift store stops, I flipped through the textiles on a whim while I was waiting for my sis to finish shopping and found one drapery panel made out of this fabric.  I'd never seen it before, but it seemed nice and clean (I actually washed it on cold and gentle later anyway) and I loved the colors.  It was just enough for a couple of pillows, so for $3 I scooped it up and posted this photo on Instagram...


I made a couple of pillows and first posted them on my winter tour early last year.  There weren't any markings on the piece I had, so I didn't know anything about it.  A kind reader informed me that the fabric was a vintage 1940's bark cloth made by Markwood, and the pattern is called Chippendale.  I've since had a few other readers find a piece here and there, and it's EXPENSIVE, so I really got a bargain with my drapery panel!  (I might have cut it a little more judiciously had I know that, and tried to squeeze a little more out of it!)

Since my exact fabric would be hard to come by, I've rounded up a few good options if you're looking for something similar.  Believe it or not, it's pretty difficult to find a good chinoiserie with a dark background and bright colors, it seems like an unusual combo.  I think that's why my piece caught my eye.

One of my favorite fabrics, Chiang Mai Dragon, is available in a dark colorway.  I LOVE it and someday I'm sure I'll come up with an excuse to use it somewhere, even though I already have it in the alabaster colorway.  It's an expensive designer fabric, but worth the splurge on just a bit in my opinion.  Here's a ready made pillow if you don't want to sew your own.

Schumacher Chiang Mai Ebony fabric

Summer Palace by P. Kaufmann is a pretty good alternative at a great price point if you like the brighter pastel colors rather than more primary colored accents.

P Kaufmann Summer Palace fabric

I also think Robert Allen's Neo Toile in charcoal/black is a good option, although there isn't such a variety of brighter colors. (Pillow here)

Robert Allen Neo Toile Fabric

This is Neo Toile "Coral", which is a lighter colorway, and although it doesn't have the dark background the bright colors are pretty. (Pillow here)

Robert Allen Neo Toile Fabric

It's also available in an idigo colorway if you like the darker color, though the accent colors aren't as bright.  (Pillow here)

Robert Allen Neo Toile Indigo Fabric

I did find the Markwood Chippendale print on Etsy available as pillows in a red colorway- cute!

Chippendale Bark Cloth Fabric by Markwood, asian fabric, toile fabric, chinoiserie pillow

Searching for fabric in this post has reminded me how much I love toile!  There are SO many pretty chinoiserie choices, but I tried to stick with colors similar to my inspiration fabric in this post.  Maybe I'll do another post with other colors soon!


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