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Monday, March 26, 2012

Table Scape with my New BFF...Burlap.

Well here we are at Monday again! How did another week fly by so quickly? It always amazes me that I can blink, and find myself in a new week!

Yesterday was a rainy Sunday, and I didn't do much, but I did find a stash of burlap (my new decorating BFF) and I decided to add some to my dining room tablescape. Now, I am NOT one to change my table top with every new month, season, or holiday. To be honest, it usually only gets a new look for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The rest of the year, I try to keep it simple and neutral. Although, now that I am blogging, that could change. It IS fun to set up a new or seasonal table, I just have not been in the habit in the past.

So, I just added my burlap to the generic all year round look that my dining room table is usually sporting.
 I wanted the willow placemats to show beneath the burlap, so I made the burlap mat smaller. It was so not a professional job, just a quick hack job with scissors, and then I pulled at the sides until I achieved a little bit of fringe all the way around.

 I as cut strips of burlap for to wrap around the napkins like a napkin ring.
 I used my thrifty find chargers that I found a few weeks ago at the GW, and some of my ironstone dishes.
 The ikat napkins were a Pottery Barn purchase.












 The little grass containers were a Pier 1 find.
It's far from perfect, but it freshens up the table a bit, and it only took me 20 minutes. I'm all about the fast projects, people!
Hope you have a great week! See you tomorrow!
xo
-Lisa
Linking to the following...
French Country Cottage



Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday
NewNostalgia 

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful tablescape! And, you know I love burlap!!

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  2. HA! Thanks Lauren, and yes, I know you share my addiction!
    xo-Lisa

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  3. Looks great! I love the napkins and the burlap napkin rings! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Maury! It was really super easy!
      xo-Lisa

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  4. I love burlap and I love fast projects! Looks great!
    I was wondering if you knew that you have your blog settings set to - no reply to comments? That means no one can reply to your comments unless they come back here. Its cool if you have it this way on purpose - but I wanted you to know, just in case you didn't know LOL!
    Thanks for taking a peek at my new blog design. I appreciate it very much!!!

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  5. I've enjoyed viewing your updates on a budget as I am trying to do the same! I pass the Liebster to you (if you choose to accept!)

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    1. Kerry- I am honored to accept, and I can't thank you enough!!
      xo-Lisa

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  6. Its not fixed. Here is a website with the directions and explanation on how to fix it. Hope this helps.
    http://www.elirose.com/2011/03/no-reply-blogger/

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  7. What an awesome idea! Wait....I thought burlap and I were BFF's....lol!

    Thanks for linking up to the party :)

    blessings,
    karianne

    PS You don't show up no-reply when you comment on my blog :)

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    1. Hehe! Maybe she has two BFF's? Glad to hear that my no-reply is not an issue for you. I think I have it set right now, but ya neva know...
      xo-Lisa

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  8. Simple elegance! I'm a huge fan of burlap to and hope to incorporate it into my fall wedding. Love this idea:D

    Chandra
    astylishlittlelady.blogspot.com

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  9. I know, it is the perfect rustic element to balance elegant decor. I use it everywhere! If you get a chance, check out my pin boards on Pinterest. There is a wedding board titled, "I Did Already, But Still..." I think I have quite a few examples of weddings that incorporated burlap.
    Thanks for stopping, and leaving a comment!
    xo-Lisa

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  10. Don't you just love burlap, so versatile. Love your table scape. Thanks for linking it up too!

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    1. Karah, Thank you, and thanks for hosting! :-)
      xo-Lisa

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I love reading all of your thoughtful comments!