Friday, June 15, 2012

~ New Layers On the Table ~

You might recall I've been on a roll lately at the sewing machine. We've become best friends these past few weeks. It all started the day I decided to do some organizing in the area where I sew. I noticed all that beautiful fabric just lying there on the shelves before I knew it I was hit by the bug. Remember the "little" project I shared with you last week? If not you can go HERE for a reminder. Since that project I've gone through several yards of fabric, drawings and making notes of measurements for future projects.
I purchased the Equestrian fabric a while back on a day trip with my daughter, knowing it would make the perfect runner for the dining room table. I have plenty left over fabric to make a few napkins, hopefully you'll see those in future tablescapes.
You know how it is once you move one thing that calls for another to me moved. After making the runner I shuffled a few things around and came up with this vignette.
This cutie sat on the bakers rack in the kitchen for the longest time. I love the way it looks on the dining room table.
I have quite the love for lanterns, they're a great decorating staple to use around the house inside and out. I'm pretty selective about the ones I take outside. With all the heavy winds we have around here I sure don't want them getting broken or dinged up.
So the dining room won't get a heavy feel with all the brown tones going on, I love the mix of blue for a lighter airier feel. The hunt scene on the plate flows smoothly with all the Equestrian decor.
 The crystal decanter vase blends nicely with the crystal candle holder inside the lantern.
This is an updated picture of the White Orchid plant I brought home sometime ago. You can revisit that post HERE. You can see by the leaves the plant is quite healthy, blooms have been gone for awhile. I'm really hoping it will surprise me day soon with more blooms. It was so pretty when I first brought it home. If any of you know what I can do to help it along I appreciate any and all suggestions.
Love these dogs, they seem to be sitting at the base of the Orchid keeping an eye on things.
Close up of fabric.
And another shot.
I like to put tassels on the ends of my runners, I think it gives it a more professional finished touch. I'll share a short tutorial next week of how I make my runners.
One last shot of the dining room table as it sets today, now don't get to used to it, you know I'm always moving things around.
Do you move your things around a lot? Or do you change yours as the seasons change? I'll look forward to hearing which one of those people you are, one like me that shuffles things all the time or seasonal change your things.
hugs ~ Lynne ~
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Alison @ The Polohouse said...

LOVE that fabric, Lynne!
It has me written all over it.
I also love your lanterns and remember looking at those very same ones last summer at a gift shop.
They were not the best for my patio bc just as you mentioned, the wind could blow them over and they might break!
I loved the shape and details of them and the gingerbread at the top!
SOOO pretty!

Love your new vignette and I am always "swirling" things around here. Not on a daily basis but monthly for sure!

My job entails a lot of swirling for the shop and my clients so I do it daily many weeks, but not so much at home!

Shoemaker goes shoeless?
You get the picture!

Love your runner.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Ooou! That is a very pretty lantern! I love the blue and crystal theme you used to decorate this with. I really love the fabric though. It's gorgeous!


I love the equestrian fabric dearest Lynn and all your vignette! I'm always "swirling", (like Alyson) things all over my house and now I have more inspiration with you too!! The only room I don't do a thing is our bedroom, as I want to rebump it all someday soon!! Yes, after I saw this wonderful post of yours, I remembered Alyson, inmediatelly...and here she is!! Thank you for your lovely and sweet visit. Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The fabric is so pretty and you did a great job on the runner. I have not done any sewing in years - daughter borrowed my machine a few years ago and have not seen it since. :O I use to move things around a lot, but not so much now.
Thanks for stopping by and nice comment on the necklace.
Have a great weekend!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI sweet Lynne! I LOVE that fabric! It is so pretty and the scene on the plates goes so well! I sure wish I could hire you to make some runners for me! It is HARD to find 90 inch runners and that is what I need for my dining room table. I have searched high and low for one with a blue and white pattern. My Joe has collected lanterns for YEARS and now I do too. I love their versatility. Hope Mr. P. is doing well. I think of you both so often. Now that I ahve the house READY I won't be so remiss in viviting. XO, Pinky

Dianne said...

Hi Lynne, Beautiful vignette. I have good luck with my orchis reblooming. The advice I was given and I have followed was to water and feed weekly, but weakly, meaning very dilute orchid food. My plants have bloomed once a year. They are next to a window, but not in direct sunlight and they seem to love that. Good luck! Dianne

Rooms by Ann said...

Lynne, I love the vignette, The fabric is to die for. I really like the colors.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love the fabric, so pretty and your vignette is stunning. The dogs and the decanter are both fabulous eye candy. Great vignette. Hugs, Marty