Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Table Runner and Changes in the Dining Room

 Good Monday Morning ! Hope you had a great weekend !
I decided that I needed something on my dining room table, so I made this easy table runner.
 I used some plaid homespun fabric, and cut two strips of burlap to fit . I sewed the ends together and turned it right side out and sewed the hems on each end . Then I sewed the burlap on.
 I cut felt oak leaves ..I found a pattern on the internet and then enlarged it to make the shadow. I used 2 different bron colors.
 I took gold puffy fabric paint and used it for the veins on the leaves and to make swirl designs on the burlap.
 Now for the changes in the dining room, on Thursday my daughter and I went to 2 estate sales.
 At the first one we didn't get much , she got a candle stick and I got some Christmas floral pics and red check ribbon.
 At the second estate sale there was a set of the exact dishes I wanted for my hutch ! I tried to resist but they came home with me ! :) I also got that copper bucket $ 2.50 ! , and stuck the rooster and some fall berry pics in it.
 They were $30.00 for the set of 8 place settings plus 2 large serving bowls, 2 small serving bowls and a platter. They are off white with a little antiquing around the edges.

 On our way home I googled them and I got a fabulous deal ! The platter and big mixing bowls are $22.00 a piece .. A place setting is $55.00 ! I was so excited we had to come home and immediately fill up that hutch !
 It was so nice to find exactly what I wanted at such a reasonable price!
 Love estate sales ! And the Good Will! And church rummage sales :) Ok.. all thrifting !
 They look gorgeous in my hutch and I am already deciding what I am going to do with them at Christmas Time !

I have been stitching this Beggars Night by Threadwork Primitives.
Have a wonderful day ! Thanks as always for stopping by and your nice comments !


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love your fall runner, so beautiful and the added leaves are gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your stitching is so pretty. What a fun design for Fall. And I love the copper container you found. It's so much for to thrift never know what you'll find. I may try to make a Fall runner. I love yours!

Kris said...

Wow!! What a great find for you!!! I love white and cream dishes, because you can use them in any situation! Are the dinner plates all embossed too? I love them?
The hutch looks so pretty! And I love your new Fall runner too!!!
Ahhhh, isn't it wonderful to be Fall again??? When will you go for your pumpkins?
xo Kris

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful deal on the dishes, they are SO pretty! I love estate sales, too. It's hard for me to pass up dishes! Your tablecloth is so cute, I love how you did the leaves!

I'm visiting from Brenda' your blog!


Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hi Priscilla, you really got lucky when you found those dishes! They look great in your hutch along with your other seasonal decorations. Love the table runner that you created and you already know I love plaid!

sweet violets said...

I love Threadwork Prims, have a few myself!!! Great buy on the dishes, they're wonderful!!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

and if there were great sales around here I'd be a happy girl! But since we live in a college town, all sales, and all thrift stores are picked over because of the students...and since IU is a big liberal arts school, there are lots of artists, and pickings are just not so good :(
but I love to celebrate your super duper finds! WHOO HOO!

Debbiedoos said...

That is adorable and I love your fallified home, looking good girl!

Debra @ HOMESPUN said...

I just love that table runner! :)

20 North Ora said...

Your runner is really cute! I love your dishes also. Doesn't it make you feel good to find such a bargain?

I am your newest follower.


Anonymous said...

Love that runner...perfect for fall! Your centerpiece is wonderful...

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

What a deal on those dishes! I'm going shopping with you.

SewSweetVIntage said...

Love your table runner. The burlap and leaves are a sweet touch! I posted scrappy note board this week:) Stop over.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Priscilla, I love the Beggars Night you are working on. The dishes are wonderful and yes, a great price! You can always use neutral dishes. Wish I had a set. I have only one plate with that design. It is purple and I use it for Spring. The runner turned out so cute and your table looks perfect for Fall! I too love thrift stores, yard and estate sales. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

chateau chic said...

Your dining room looks so warm and lovely with your Fall touches. What a fabulous deal on the dishes. They're beautiful.
Mary Alice

Angelina at Petite Haus said...

Your dining table looks very festive, thanks for sharing!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Love your fall runner! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on over and grab a feature button for your blog. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

lynn cockrell said...

Your estate dishes are wonderful and everything looks great in your hutch. The runner is perfect with your Fall decor, too!