Wednesday, May 4, 2011

SHABBY RUFFLED TABLECLOTH

I love gorgeous layered ruffled tablecloths.
Set atop the table just so,
draped perfectly across & bunched up here and there...
So much charm!


There's something about ruffles cascading towards the floor
that is so dreamy and romantic
and it's perfect for a shabby vintage inspired table.


I wanted a ruffled cloth for the outdoor living dining table I did
(if you missed the post- you can find it here

I couldn't find one anywhere I looked, let alone find one
that would fit my 10' long farmhouse table.

But, I thought about something that I had purchased on clearance awhile
back but hadn't used that was just sitting in the armoire in packages.

They were fabric...
they had ruffles..
they were gorgeous...
so I thought...

Why not...


I grabbed two king sized bedskirts out of the armoire
and layered them on the table.
They are all cotton fabric, even the part that goes under the mattress
(I have seen some that are different material under the mattress)


They worked wonderfully for the romantic look I was trying to achieve.


A little different...
but I love how it came out.


To see the others posts with this tablecloth & the Outdoor Living Kmart design
you can find more HERE

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50 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea! Such a unique way to dress a table. And gorgeous!! Love it. Thanks for sharing

    xoxo
    jenny

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  2. What a fantastic idea! I have been trying to find the right tablecloth for my Mother's Day table and now I think I may have something. I love your posts, they are so inspiring.

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  3. Wow! That is gorgeous Courtney! I do love how romantic it is and how you have the table styled, stunning!!!

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  4. I love how romantic that looks! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I'm loving this look...thank you for such a great idea.

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  6. Is incredible how one item that was created for something specific can work wonders if you use your creativity. I love the look, thanks for sharing your ideas!
    XXX Ido

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  7. I wondered if that's what it was, Courtney! Fabulous idea and they look so great. They made a perfect tablecloth and a very romantic looking table.

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  8. I love that look too Courtney. Bedskirts with ruffles, who would have thunk it? I have a pink eyelet one, but it is not ruffled. I want to make a dreamy mothers day table setting, and you have inspired me once again!

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  9. Absolutely genius and charming! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. HI COURTNEY~JUST DREAMY!!! AND OH SOOOOO ROMANTIC :) GREAT IDEA!!!

    XO~MARI

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  11. You had me at, "Couldn't find one anywhere" - I LOVE it when a simple solution you make your own comes together! And it looks absolutely STUNNING the way you styled it! Great idea! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day xo

    :D Lynda

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  12. How beautiful and what a great solution! I would never had known if you hadn't told us. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Great idea, Courtney! Love the way it adds so much charm to the table. You can never go wrong with ruffles :)
    XO,
    ~Michelle

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  14. I LOVE how it turned out Courtney!:) It looks so beautiful~Love the ruffles mixed with your bistro chairs~ Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  15. che meraviglia questa tovaglia!!!!
    bellissimo il tuo blog!!!
    un grande saluto da Roma!

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  16. What an absolutely genius idea Courtney!! I'm not exaggerating when I say that you should be published in magazines. :-) I'm thinking about doing this on our outdoor table for my daughter's "tea party" themed birthday this summer. It would look so sweet! Thanks for the great inspiration as always!
    Vanessa

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  17. What a wonderful idea! I have a queen size simply shabby chic one that I bought for one dollar at a yard sale recently and do not have a queen bed but though it would be good for something! You have just given me some ideas! Maybe I can die mine pink and put a union jack in the middle as the middle is quality cotton......This is one reason I love to blog all the creativity out there. Thanks for sharing your brain!
    Sherry

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  18. How fun, Courtney--who would have thought!

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  19. you're killin' me. dead. done - passed out. All I can picture is the characters from 'Chocolat' enjoying warm chocolate and champagne. love.

    xo Jeanne.

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  20. You are a genius, Courtney! What a great idea! I was wondering where in the world you purchased such a huge tablecloth. My aunt has a very large dining table that seats 16, and she custom ordered all of her table linens from Italy. She needed your innovative thinking, didn't she!
    I love your outdoor living spaces. I bet you and your family have had such wonderful times together out there!

    (((hugs))),
    Ricki Jill

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  21. This is so pretty. I love the look and the tablesetting is beautiful. Ruffles are always so luxurious. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  22. Courtney- IT IS GORGEOUS! I love it...and you can always sleep on the table when you are done eating!;>) LOVE IT!!!! xxoo Diana

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  23. You - my friend - are BRILLIANT! :) I adore that look, Courtney! I'm still laughing about Diana's comment on sleeping on the table.....what a goofball! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  24. Hi Courtney....this is such a wonderful idea and it is so shabby and beautiful!
    Jil

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  25. You are so clever Courtney! It worked out perfectly...it looks so beautiful!

    hugs ♥ tricia

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  26. What a great look this is! Love those big ruffles!

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  27. What a neat idea! I love it...who would ever know. I like layering old lace curtains on tables too. I have learned that you should never, ever, throw away old lace anything.(-:

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  28. Looks great! I did a bed skirt table cloth on my blog a few posts ago...used a baby bed skirt with green velvet. Come see! http:piecesoflifeetal.blogspot.com

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  29. What a neat idea...I always love people who think outside of the box. Thanks for sharing your idea with us at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  30. Perfectly romantic, Courtney! Love your clever use of laundry.

    xoxo,
    Jami

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  31. How'd I miss this one? I love how they turned out too! And now I'm going to be on the lookout at the Goodwill for the perfect dust ruffle *winks* I did once use one of those elastic ruffles that go around a baby crib on one of my settees outside that I'd covered in vintage barkcloth and it looked great too! Great thinking outside the box my friend! Vanna

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  32. This looks amazing. I made a tablecloth with the thought in mind of a dust ruffle because I like that look. YOur post is incredible. Love your blog too.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  33. Hey there Courtney! I just wanted to thank you for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)

    ~tricia ♥

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  34. stopped by from photo feature friday.. lovely photo, love the table setting!

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  35. What a great idea, I love the way the ruffles puddle over the edges of the table, very Romantic. And your photographs are lovely!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  36. So Completely beautiful~~~!! Your photos are just lovely and I adore your blog!
    Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  37. Of course....what a wonderfully ruffly dreamy way to dress a table! Your blog is beautiful, too!

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  38. That is a great idea and the photos look like it achieved what you wanted. Happy Pink Saturday.

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  39. A great idea and perfectly pink!

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  40. You have done a wonderful job...very ruffly & romantic
    HPS
    Michelle

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  41. very nice and romantic table cloth.

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  42. A very clever solution! I just love it when things come together. It turned out perfect.

    Come over to my blog for a visit, I'm giving away something pretty!
    http://luluscottage.blogspot.com

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  43. This is fantastic young lady! I love this, I always wanted to do something as romantic as this and here it is! I love your blog, it's so inspirational, I'M ready for this, love it!!!
    Have a great week.
    FABBY

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  44. You totally lucked out with those bedskirts. So many of them these days have cheap, thin white fabric for the hidden part....or worst yet some kind of paper type product.

    The end results of your new tablecloth is very pretty, and I doubt anyone would know the truth of where it started from unless you told them. Very lovely!

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  45. What a great idea! And much less expensive than those designer tablecloths, I'm sure. You've inspired me to do the same.
    Blessings & Hugs,
    Karen

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