Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Linen, Lace and Burlap A Great Combination

I am a fabricholic, I admit it, and I cannot just go shopping for buttons and not walk out of the store with an arm load of great fabrics. I convince myself that this particular fabric would make a gorgeous bed skirt of which I have no time to make. My preferred fabric of choice at the moment is linen, I know I should be saying burlap don’t misunderstand me, burlap has been good to me and I am not going to give it up completely I am just moving toward designs in linen.

With the holidays fast approaching I am anxious to start work on my holiday line and linen will be a big part of it as well as burlap. I think the combination of burlap and linen should be interesting. I love fabric that has texture as it just adds that little spark to any room like the burlap, mix it with cotton duck, silk, damask and the look is complete.

Along with being a fabric collector I also collect vintage linens, ones that have embroidery or delicate lace and even the cotton crochet trim. I actually didn’t realize how big my collection had gotten over the years until I pulled a large box out and there they were all starched and pressed just waiting for some creative endeavor. I have decided that I will use many of these white vintage linens in my holiday collection. The trims are just perfect for a white simplistic French or Nordic looks. Damask, linen , vintage lace and burlap what an interesting combination. Love it!

Happy Wednesday!


tara said...

sounds perfec to me!! I love linen and burlap, I think the mixture will be fabulous, can't wait to see what you create!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You love the fabric but you always crete beautiful things and that makes it all ok..... Have a blessed day.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with for your new line. Linen and lace and burlap sounds like a good combo to me!

Jackie said...

Can't wait to see what new beautiful things you come up with! Linen is my favorite too - I'm so excited that you'll be using it for more wonderful creations!!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

I had to chuckle, how much fabric have I purchased with the greatest projects in mind and do not make!
love your blog..

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love the linen and burlap idea...the mix of rustic and elegant sounds wonderful.

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