This table is like the spring weather... warm and cold all at the same time. Let me start with my most favorite set of dishes. My mom got these for me for my birthday in December. I had intended to use them just for Christmastime, but when it came time to take them down... I couldn't do it! So, I left the plates on a plate rack in my kitchen, and left the salt and pepper shakers on my stove top. They still make me happy, happy, happy every time I look at them!
Hum... I wonder if I hold the record for the most pictures of my salt and pepper shakers in one blog entry. Well, it's my blog, I can do what I want - right?
I was looking at a blog the other day, and saw a blog where the lady always uses the glass apothecary's, and I thought to myself, "I think I need one of those." Well, I went to DI today, and what happened to be sitting there with a $2 sticker? This cute glass apothecary! I tell you, the DI will give you what you are looking for if you put it out there in the universe :)
Now, on to the second part of this post:
When I saw this blog entry on one of my very favorite blogs, Tater tots and Jello, I thought to myself... "Why couldn't I have thought of that???" She had the most darling, happy table runner, tutorial that she posted. So I talked to a few of my sewing friends, and we knew we each HAD to have one. We got together the other night, and had fun making them. You can find a link to the tutorial here.
I just bought burlap, and 15 different 1/8-of-a-yard strips of fabric, rickrack, cotton backing, and quilt binding.
Didn't it turn out SOOOO cute! I love it! Thanks for the great idea Tater tots and Jello!
By the way... we each went to a particular fabric store at different times, and happened to get the same lady to help us with the cutting, and by the time the third one of us got the same measurements cut, she knew exactly why. She even wrote down the name of the blog so she could check it out!
And now back to the dishes! I couldn't not post pictures of each one. They are all hand painted, and SO DARLING!
Hum... maybe I should give each of them a good Russian name...