Monday, November 26, 2007

Loving Burlap!!

No Turkey Day pictures here. I have been sick for almost a week now. I didn't take any pictures at Mom and Dad's because I spent almost the entire day in bed. Then I cooked a feast for Josh and I on Sunday, took a nap, and he had put it all away when I woke up. Trust me...I'm not complaining, but I didn't get any pictures...which is toooo bad because I wanted to show you my pumpkin stew that I cook in a real pumpkin. But he had that pumpkin in the dumpster and the stew in the fridge before I could think twice.But again, I'm not really complaining!

So instead of Turkey Day pics., I thought I'd share some pictures of my ever-present, but recently "over-the-top" burlap obsession. This is what a .50 cent roll of burlap and many, many yards of red and white clearance ribbon can do in my house this time of year! Line the hanging towel crate in the guest room...
Cover that terrible foil on poinsetta #1...
Create a very simple tree skirt for the manly mini-tree in the dining room...
Cover the terrible foil on poinsetta #2 and below a distant pic. of #1... Why? Dunno!

What are you doing these days with burlap?

9 comments:

nickycunha said...

oooh. ADORABLE tree skirt. sorry to hear u've been sicky, hope ur feeling better!

i've been wrapping my herbs in burlap. kinda like ur poinsettas. great idea too, i hate that foil.

other than that... i'm dreaming up burlap wedding favors! got any ideas?!?

Jerusalem said...

I am perhaps the biggest burlap fan out there! I love it and use it for all sorts of things - curtains, table cloths, decorations... I may have to do a burlap love post soon too!

Dona said...

Fun ideas for burlap. I never would have thought to do that. Very creative. Hope you are feeling better.

Dona

MylRae said...

Cute ideas for sure...
gives it a warm look too

I agree, the foil is way to shiny however I like hammered tin, so maybe wrinkling the foil works for you?

I say this because if it's in a window, the reflection of light works well at night.

emily said...

Love the burlap too!

Some things I did with burlap:

made pillows for my sunroom, definently for look not feel!

In college I had to make piece of fashion, so I made a cute little purse with bamboo handles!


Hope your feeling better!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh! Sorry you felt bad during the Thanksgiving weekend....poo!

Love the burlap. The tree skirt is my favorite!
Penny

FarmHouse Style said...

I like the burlap ideas. Simple but lovely:)

Sorry to hear you have been sick. Hope you are better now.

Rhonda

Wanda said...

Well, I'm not doing anything with burlap right now, but you've inspired me to! I love burlap and actually have some pieces I should pull out. Think I'll do just that first chance I get.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you!

The Feathered Nest said...

A few years ago I used burlap as drapes in my living room. They really looked great. Also, my friend used burlap to cover one of those cheap round decorator tables and it looked just stunning!

Manuela