I am crazy about White. But once in a while White needs a companion. And there is nothing more classic and fresh than Blue and White together.
After my previous post on my Faux Grain Sack Table Runner, I had a number of people ask me where I bought it and what the other colours looked like. So....I bought it at Fabric Land, a large fabric/sewing chain here in Canada. It is actually Tea Towelling. They hide it under the big cutting table/bench along with the fabric linings etc. It comes in Red, Blue, Green and Yellow. I paid $9.00 meter for this blue one, but the red one I purchased I got 40% off. They had 2 types. One was thick and rough and was more like a needle pointing stiff gauze fabric. This one is thinner and soft and 45% cotton, 55% linen. It washed beautifully. A little bit of shrinkage....nothing to fret about. It comes hemmed on the two sides, making it a ready made runner. You can stitch the other 2 shorter ends, but I frayed it and liked the
laziness casual look of this method.
Before I go any further, I Will come clean and tell you that I completely staged this little grouping. There is nothing that bugs me more than a photo is so staged that it is obvious that this is not the way the homeowner lives. 99% of the time on my blog, IT IS HOW IT IS. But today I wanted to show you the lovely blue linen and so I pulled out the 2 pieces of china I own in blue. Plus a few white plates that were left on the table after Easter to be put away.
These numbered bowls are by Burleigh and come from the UK. I bought them new, not vintage. Burleigh makes it easy to know what size pudding bowl you want to order by numbering them. I have 1 -4 which gives me a good range. I use them as serving bowls on the dining table. Because I am so not FANCY.
I was thinking (while I should have been working) that this (already hemmed) tea towelling would be marvellous for making Pillows for the Hammock, and would look great outside to dress up a simple picnic table.........
I am linking to White Wednesday over at Faded Charm Cottage. Pop on over HERE to visit the rest.