Monday, May 20, 2013
These are all for sale on eBay under my id: Ridgewood5. I'd like them to all find new homes ~
Every one of these is a vintage cloth that I've washed & ironed. I don't use any starch since I don't want them to yellow while they're folded. I have to stop myself from trying to match china to each cloth.
Which is your favorite?
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Here it is. I added a wonderful 50s tablecloth, cherry-patterned tin, plaid wool blanket, red thermos, cheese board & cutlery travel pack, white & green melamine plates, & cloth napkins. The good part - it all fits.
I still need to polish the hardware on the suitcase, but otherwise - ready for a picnic.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
I found this footstool at a recent estate sale for a good price & wanted to see if I could re-cover it. Bare bones - nothing but potential.
I had the frame, but I wanted to use what I had on hand to see if I could do this project without a trip to anywhere. I had a Talbot skirt that I would never fit into again. Hmm ...
I liked the pale mint color & the big flowers [reminds me of a tablecloth]. I deconstructed the skirt. Brought it out into the sunshine & thought about the insert. I had a pillow form that I was going to use with an upholstery remnant (not big enough for the footstool - I checked). It would be poofy, but I thought I'd like that look.
It took a lot of finagling, but I was on my way. I was thinking about adding a vintage doily that I had & since it was the right shape & shade I kept laying it on the top. Not quite done - I wanted a little bit of trim. I didn't want a big fringe, but wanted the edge to be finished. Upstairs to see what trims I had. I found a pretty golden/olive trim that I think is the perfect sclae. It doesn't fight with the busy pattern. I glued the trim on, tacked down the doily & voila - a tuffet has arrived.