Tuesday, August 31, 2010

PREPARING FOR FALL PART 1

I dug out my boxes of Fall decorations this weekend, so I could peek in and remember what I had.  Doing it this soon may seem crazy to some people,
but I find if I do it now I have time to be on the look out for anything I might want to add and
I have time to get any projects I want to do, done. 


I am so thankful I took that little peek
because it reminded me of my poor shrunken tablecloth
from last year.
The first time I washed it it shrunk,
I continued to use it last year,
but had a great idea to fix it up for
this year.


Add a fabric trim.


I have been eyeing this fabric at Walmart since early Spring but I had no where to use it.
Until, I found my tablecloth that is.  I love how it adds a playful punch.


And of course with the cool new tablecloth I had to go ahead and put my pumpkin on the table,
his smile makes me smile.


While I was at it I dug out some Fall dish towels and gave them a little love
also.



So, what do you think?
Are you ready for Fall?

Cha Cha

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28 comments:

Ashley Ann said...

Yes, that pumpkin makes me smile too!

I am soooooo ready for Fall!!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Oh, I love that fabric Cha Cha. It has a fall feel without screaming Halloween or Thanksgiving. You are so smart to add it to your tablecloth. I don't know if I'm ready to pull out my fall stuff yet. For now I'll enjoy looking at everyone else's.

Kalleen at Second Street said...

I think you were visiting me while I was visiting you. How funny.

ChRiS said...

i like very much

April said...

Cha Cha,

I love how you added the fabric to the tablecloth and dish towels! It looks fabulous!

Lori said...

Great idea with the fabric trim, the towels too! Now can you fix my sweaters when I shrink them?

this blessed nest said...

you are so smart.

this fabric looks so much like that french provincial at like W&S. i hope i am even calling that fabric correctly. you've made me think of an idea with this project of your's. hmm. i wonder....

thank you so much for all your support, friendship, tweets etc about the FALL FESTIVAL. i appreciate YOU so much.

i *heart* that pumpkin. i would love having him close by everyday.

hope you all have a great day!
xoxo
kellie

this blessed nest said...

p.s.

i got the scrap paper at hobby lobby. the entire collection of that paper is gorgeous to me. i forget the name, but i'm sure you'll recognize it. i could of picked anyone of them, but i wanted something vintage looking & a little halloween-ish/fall.
;)

Deidre said...

Its def fall here in the mountains of NC. And I pulled out some of my fall deco last weekend. SOOOOO exciting. I LOVE the fabric that you put on your table cloth and dishtowels. Such a great idea...has me thinking!

thedomesticfringe said...

I adore your dish towels!

-FringeGirl

Cindy's Crafty Creations said...

Fall is not here yet :(

The temperature is currently 33C (not sure what that is in F)and I'm in Nova Scotia Canada!!! lol

I absolutely love the combination of colors you used for your tablecloth and dish towels... Very nice and thank you for sharing!

Sandra said...

Great makeovers on the tablecloth and dishtowels...I am really liking the towels...might have to try this idea! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

What I Did Today said...

The tablecloth looks great! I really like the fabric you chose. I'm not ready for Fall emotionally, but as far as cloths and stuff goes - yes. We're ready. :)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

That looks fantastic! I really like the detail!

Mrs.B said...

It looks great! So much cuter than just green.

Grateful for Grace said...

Oh, that fabric is beautiful. Dang it, you're going to make me want to sew... and that's saying a lot. Sewing makes me break out in hives. Very pretty! (the table cloth and the towels, not my hives... just to clarify!)

the cape on the corner said...

looks great, i love your new tablecloth! i'm also eyeing up your kitchen cart, where is that from? i think we can work one ni ours, but my boyfriend thinks it's too small.

Jenglamgirl said...

DARN RIGHT STINKEN CUTE. LOVE THE ADDED RUFFLE TRIM. I would love to see this linked up to CraftOManiac.blogspot.com for CraftOManiac Monday going on now. Enjoy your night. Jen

Bell said...

Love the fabric you added to the table cloth and towels. They look great. I may have to use this idea!

Lori@momsbyheart.net said...

That's the perfect thing for all the plain color tablecloths I have! Can't wait to try this, thanks! I am spotlighting this on Momspiration Monday:
http://www.momsbyheart.net/search/label/momspiration%20mondays

The Cottage Girl said...

I have tons of fabric samples that could be stitched together to make this same look. I'm so glad I came across this post of yours!

Patti said...

This was a clever way to solve a problem and it came out great! Love the pumpkin's smile, too

Atticmag said...

Nice to see the pumpkins out and about already!

Please stop by if you have time. We'll have a great teen bedroom giveaway starting Friday. -- Jane F.

Kim said...

How cute. The fabric you found is great and I like that you used a problem and made a custom item. I hope you'll link up to FFT, too, Cha Cha :)

Entertaining Women said...

Fantastic save on the tablecloth. Did you use fabric that was cut in a circle and then lay the green one on top? Sew with a length of fabric? how did you get it to lie flat? Thanks for sharing your creative ideas. Cherry Kay

Marie {Make and Takes} said...

This is a genius idea! I love it. What a fun way to dress it up for any holiday! Thanks for the tut!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I think it's super cute and you are super creative!

**Amy** said...

I love it! Great idea!

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