Sunday, June 26, 2011

BURLAP BLISS


Ruffles and ruffles and ruffles and MORE ruffles..


I started out feeling energetic
and excited to get this one crossed off my to-do list.


I grabbed a cup of green tea and put on my Ipod outside...
(there's nothing like a little Puccini to (attempt) to sing along to
while working away on a project.)


I was good and in a 'whistle while you work' zone
while working on finishing up my ruffled burlap tablecloth
to share with you.


I love the look of burlap.
The nubby texture...
the rustic and natural feeling...


But not so much loving working with it.
Ugh.
My fingers are in dire need of a manicure at this point.
and oh how my sinuses and itching eyes are aggravated
with me and my crazy crazy project...
this table is 9' long...
 that's a lot of burlap!


Is it okay to just say that I am not too unhappy that
I ran out of burlap to finish the last few bottom ruffles at this point?
That means I can take a little break!
:)


This is a bit of a project-
especially for someone who is not talented at sewing.
But I have to say...

Even with all the sniffling and sneezing and itching
and fuzzies I am covered in...


I am SO LOVING IT!!

The burlap is so rustic and charming and the ruffles add
just the right amount of shabby sweetness and give it a bit of an elegant feel.


Loving  all it's ruffly glory!
and already thinking of making another...
but this time out of soft, non-itchy drop cloth canvas.
:)


Happy Weekend Everyone!


Whoo whoo!!

My tablecloth was featured in the January 2012 issue of Romantic Homes Magazine
It is so honored
;)


For those of you who have asked- the bistro chairs are from Kmart
They were part of the outdoor living makeover I did with them :)
 The links are on my sidebar
:)


106 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!!!!
    Omg I wish I could buy one.
    This looks fantastic and I wish I could sit there and take all the loveliness in right now.

    Enjoy the weekend.
    :)
    Alison

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  2. That is very fun but I'm afraid I couldn't stand working on that much burlap! tI looks great! Hugs Marilou

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  3. You are so blessed that you have such a gorgeous patio. I would love to sit out on your patio with a nice pot of tea and read a good book or a few magazines. Speaking of magazines, your patio should be in a magazine! :D

    Have a great rest of the weekend!!!

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  4. You did such a great job! It looks absolutely gorgeous! I love the ruffly fullness of it!

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  5. You did an amazing job on the tablecloth...know what you mean about the "pains" of sewing burlap... but it was definitely worth it. Thanx for sharing. tiff

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  6. That is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I know you suffered while making it...but you are right...IT WAS WORTH IT!

    really, really beautiful!!

    Kristine

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  7. I love the way this looks. Your outside space just gets better and better!

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  8. It looks so wonderful Courtney! You did a fabulous job, and I'm sure it's worth all the mess & sneezing. Enjoy this lovely patio dream!
    - Susan

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  9. Courtney that looks amazing!! I have never made a thing out of burlap, I hate the feeling of it...but I must say it looks perfect outside on your alfresco dining table. Nice job! Now go get that manicure.

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  10. what a gorgeous setting!! You did a great job!!

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  11. Well, for all the aggravation the burlap caused...it turned out just lovely...and adds a nice flourish to your outside living area! Enjoy!
    Be Well.

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  12. I sooo want to drink some fancy wine while dining here and I might just use a British accent!
    Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow! That's some table, how long is it? It looks lovely and I really like the combination of rough and smooth textures. I've got some coffee sacks that I might drag out to make chair covers with.

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  14. A beautiful burlap table cloth! I have the same sinus trouble any time I work with burlap, but I love the texture and color. Your whole setting is very beautiful.

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  15. It really is just INCREDIBLE Courtney! I can't believe that you made all of those ruffles and can only imagine how your hands must have felt when it was all done. But it looks absolutely gorgeous and your pics are magazine worthy for sure! :-)
    Vanessa

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  16. Love it! But I LOVE the dropcloths for everything!!! Been making purses out of it this week and will be planning ruffled tablecloths for some outdoor Fall shows coming up!!!! Great job!!!!

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  17. Love it! That's a lot of work but the result is outstanding!. if you could please e-mail me ritareade@gmail.com I would like permission to use a photo of your blog for an inspirational post on FB. Thank you very much Rita mammabellarte

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  18. Burlap + Ruffles = seriously awesome!!!

    Really, really, love this and wish I could sew at all which I can't. My mother does, however, and dropcloth would be just as gorgeous!!!

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  19. This is so lovely. What a great job you did! It so adds to the space!
    Kim:)

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  20. Stunning!!! I LOVE it Courtney!! I wish I could come over and visit!! Hugs, Rachel ;)

    French Farmhouse 425

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  21. Just beautiful. I would love to sit on your patio enjoying a beatuiful day... thanks for sharing
    MaryAnn

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  22. Oh my goodness...I'm lovin' it too!!! Looks outstanding...thanks for this wonderful idea.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  23. I adore burlap! These photos are gorgeous <3

    Lauralee

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  24. Great job!! There's soo many ruffles, and it's sooo pretty! Ya know anything with Ruffles I am drawn to immediatly!
    Sherri

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  25. Love it! I love the daintiness of ruffles made with the texture of burlap - such a great look! Your tablecloth turned out fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Hi Courtney! Thanks for stopping by French Lique and introducing yourself! I love the look of your burlap ruffled tablecloth... It's beautiful!

    Now... having said that, I have to qualify by telling you that I live out in the country in S.TX on a ranch/farm... and I'd be laughed right off the ranch if I used burlap for anything but feedsacks! LOL! (showed your photos to my cowboy hubby... he said it was "purdy" and he was glad you left it outside...

    have a glorious rest of the weekend!

    blessings. Dixie

    ps.. I'll just live vicariously through my bloggy pals and their burlap... ;)

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  27. Gorgeous! And well worth needing a manicure, itchy eyes, etc. Sometimes we have to suffer for our art!

    Jeanine

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  28. WOW - So beautiful!

    I could hang out all night there - talking, eating, drinking, and enjoying.

    Love your photos and blog - I'm going to go back and check out some older ones...just the motivation I need this morning!

    Marsha

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  29. It's so beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I bet it Would be beautiful out of drop cloth as well!
    The whole setting is just dreamy too!!

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  30. It's gorgeous and looks perfect with all your things! WOW!!

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  31. Okay, that is simply stunning!!! Beautiful job!

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  32. Wow, what an undertaking that had to have been... but so well worth it! I love your outdoor space, it looks like it belongs on the cover of a magazine. Now go get that well deserved manicure!

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  33. It's WONDERFUL! Totally charming. Your table should be in a magazine with that ruffly table cloth!

    Cindy

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  34. It's wonderful! I cannot imagine making this myself, but I know how you almost have to if your table is not a standard size. It looks great in your setting. Now, can't wait to see what happens with the drop-cloth canvas. Yes, I wish I could buy one too. xx's

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  35. It looks fantastic! I know working with it isn't fun. I burlaped my computer room and I was soooo covered in fiber!
    And not to mention my itchy throat.
    Worth it in the end though
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  36. Wow! It looks amazing!!! Great job!!! That should be in a magazine! Thanks for joining in on Show and Tell!

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  37. Your itchiness was worth it....it is just adorable!! Beautiful...love to have my dinner right there...when will it be ready? lol

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  38. I'm only going to repeat what everyone else has said...your burlap ruffled tablecloth is beautiful and well worth the effort! I am jealous! :)

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  39. I LOVE IT! Those chairs too...I've actually been looking online trying to find some similar since seeing yours a couple of days ago.

    This is BEAUTIFUL, Courtney!

    Nancy

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  40. it's really terrific! your whole table is stunning! well worth it!! susan

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  41. That really is glorious! Breathtaking, although I think the drop cloth would be much easier on the hands!

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  42. All I have to say is . . .FAB-U-LOUS!

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  43. This is soooo romantic! I really really love it. OK, probably a stupid question but how are the ruffles attached? Are they sewn on top of fabric or are there 3 ruffles all different lengths? I would love to try this. I just recovered an old foot stool with burlap and I felt like I had hay fever! Marcia

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  44. really gorgeous....not sure i want to use burlap, because of what you mentioned, but oh what a great look !!

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  45. The tablecloth is fabulous in all it's ruffle-ness. Great job, the table is beautiful!

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  46. This is so amazingly beautiful! the patio of my dreams for sure:) Maybe try Osnaburg fabric, is has a beautiful linen feel to it and reminds me a bit of burlap for the texture aspect.

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  47. so pretty ~ love that tablecloth!!!

    thanks so much for stopping & commenting on my screened in porch ~ i really appreciate it!

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  48. It's gorgeous! I know burlap isn't the easiest thing to work with, but you created a real work of art here. Your table looks lovely!!

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  49. Love the burlap tablecloth! So romantic!

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  50. That is just beautiful! I have not tried sewing burlap, I can just imagine how hard that must be! The dropcloth frays a bit but otherwise I do like working with it. I may have to try this for my outdoor table.

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  51. I am so with Allison and just wishing that I could just be sitting there taking in all the beauty!

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  52. SOOO cute! I've been itching to make a ruffle tablecloth... and I just love how your burlap ruffles turned out!!

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  53. wow, it turned out great! Ur whole porch is just wonderful!....Bonnie

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  54. Oh ~ My ~ Goodness!!! This is just beautiful!! But I can only imagine what you went through to create it!! Great job :))
    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog!! You can find me on FB as well ;) Take care!!
    LOVE FROM TEXAS!!
    ~~Michella~~
    www.michellamarie.com

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  55. It looks charming-great job!It looks like a great place to enjoy your summer.

    Carolyn

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  56. Gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!
    Kim

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  57. Beautiful....you have such an amazing gift for making everything beautiful.

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  58. I love how yourtablecloth turned out. I have one from burlap without the ruffles, but flowy with pleats. One made from dropcloth fabric would be lovely also:-)

    Your whole table setting and outside area are just gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  59. Love it all! It would look lovely in our yard :-) I bought a 1/4 yard of burlap as a test sample, then prewashed it, and the smell still bothered me so much I scrapped the project I was going to do :-( I love the look, but not the smell. Yes,canvas is much easier to work with. Still, all that being said, I'd be happy to be a guest at this gorgeous table...sneezing and all :-)

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  60. First your bistro chairs inspired me. Now....this table covering!! Awesome and adorable!

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  61. Oh this is all just gorgeous. LOVE your beautiful blog and can't wait to read more. Thank you for your comment on Yummy Mummy. I'll be sure to visit your Friday parties in the future. I have a Friday Link party as well and would love for you to share too!

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  62. OMGoodness, this is AWESOME!!!!!!!! I wish I could buy one too! I totally love it! Fabulous!!! XO, Pinky

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  63. Hi gorgeous,

    It looks fab, fab, FAB!! I love the way you've styled your table. It looks like the kind of place I could sat and chat away the evening at. Mmmm, yes, that sounds like a great idea. Shall I come on over?!

    Sararhx

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  64. What a relaxing and beautiful patio! Love the ruffled tablecloth.
    Where did you find the french bistro chairs?

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  65. oh my those are gorgeous and such a beautiful intimate settings, how many yards of burlap did you use?
    Where did you find the bistro chairs?


    Do not forget to add our linking it this party here http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/beautiful-furniture-redo-pop-up-cards.html
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  66. I can't believe I won the magazines! I can't wait to get them and drool, thanks so much I'm very happy♥ Here's my email...somethingniceandpretty(at)hotmail(dot)com
    My laptop is not set up to go to emails on blogs.

    Rondell

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  67. Love it, ruffles are so girley . !

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  68. Stunning!! Just absolutely, positively amazing!! And your pictures of it are magazine worthy. :)

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  69. You did such a beautiful job. I love that tablecloth and all its ruffled prettiness. Your pictures look so gorgeous, Courtney...I think you should make them bigger so we can get a better look at all the great things that you put together ;)

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  70. hi Courtney, I'm visiting from White Wednesday. Your ruffles of burlap are Amazing. I can only imagine how much work it took and the tablescape is so lovely. Where do I place an order????

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  71. This is such a charming and inspiring project...just looks beautiful!

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  72. OMG this is just beautiful! I am so trying to "pull" my home together to look like this romantic scene! I just love it, great decorating, you have "it" and the "eye" that goes with it!
    xoxoxoxoxo Kat =^.^=

    PS hope you feel better, I "had" sinuses so BAD but I have a remedy! email me!

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  73. So charming space! Loved everything here. Thanks a bunch for sharing such a beautiful project:)
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  74. That spot is wonderful and I do love your tablecloth! I agree though, I've worked with burlap and next time I think I will use the soft stuff, too! Great job on yours!

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  75. Coutney, When I first saw the tablecloth I almost fell out of my chair. It is sooo gorgeous! Your entire patio is beautiful. Thank you for joining my party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  76. This is just amazing and beautiful. Your whole patio is a dream!
    Roselle

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  77. I just came back to look at this pretty post, *le Sigh*, and to tell you that you made My Happy List today :D

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  78. Your fabulous Burlap Bliss has me positively swooning... magnificent! And who knew K-Mart had such a Vintage French Vibe line of Bistro Chairs!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  79. Featuring this on Thrifty Thursday this week....thanks so much for linking up! :)

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  80. Lovely, lovely, lovely!! I want one!! Blessings... Polly

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  81. What a beautiful space. Love the ruffled tablecloth. Can't go wrong with burlap, and the ruffles give it all such a nice, soft feeling.
    Dropping by from Met Monday.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  82. Fabulous! Worth all your hard work!
    I understand about working with
    burlap. I gave up awhile ago, however, this could make me want
    to start again!

    Jane
    Flora Doora

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  83. Let me get this straight- you actually sewed this? How? What type of needle did you use? Did you use a machine? I love it btw!!
    If anything you have the endurance of a champ!

    I tried making burlap stockings at Christmas time; it was a disaster; hot glue gun worked wonders but it kind of looked tacky up close.

    I've long wondered the trick to working with burlap. Do a tut for us =) Pretty please!

    Blessings,
    Shanna

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  84. Your tablecloth is adorable with all it ruffle'ness. Making it from burlap is quite a feat and no easy job! The whole vignette and tablescape is lovely as are your photos. Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you my friend!

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  85. This is one of the prettiest ruffled tablecloths I have ever seen. It would even make Martha Stewart envious!

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  86. This is one beautiful tablecloth. I can vision this at a wedding....it would be a winning wedding for sure.
    Hugs,
    Ellen

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  87. i'm a burlap finatic........LOVE LOVE LOVE this. going to share on my blog today and link back. Awesome job courtney!

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  88. this is so going on my neutral Pinterest board!!! love it...am doiing a burlap wreath soon...looking for my white gloves...great job!!

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  89. Courtney, it's amaaaaaaazingggggg! Wow! I can only imagine the cost to purchase that in a high end store, you did a wonderful job as always, and your little courtyard is to die for, so beautiful!

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  90. So beautiful, Courtney! Sorry you were an itchy, sneezy, fuzzy mess afterward but it was well worth it! Your outdoor space is so gorgeous...I remember those chairs. Our local Kmart didn't carry them (I immediately went looking when I first saw them!)Thank you for linking with air your laundry Friday!

    xo,
    Jami

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  91. Oh your ruffles are GORGEOUS - how lovely indeed!

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  92. Wow! I've got some burlap hanging around and I think I'm going to make a tablecloth like this for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  93. that is one bee-u-tiful table cover! it looks perfect with those bistro chairs on your patio.
    i recently worked with burlap coffee bags and boy what a mess to clean up after, so i wholeheartedly empathize with you!
    excellent work for someone who isn't "talented at sewing". i sure think you are.
    judi

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  94. You've put style in burlap. Thanks for sharing http://deoudehuize.blogspot.com/

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  95. Another amazing project! It looks beautiful, and I absolutely adore how you styled the shots. You are pure talent, girl! Thanks for linking up to the Burlap Week party at WhisperWood Cottage!

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  96. This is amazing! I'll have to attempt to make this with my mother, she made all my burlap tablecloths for my wedding :)

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  97. Hello again Courtney! I came back to let you know I've got this lovely tablecloth linked to my tablecloths post too today, for inspiration!

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  98. Does the 100th commenter receive a wining prize of burlap ruffle tablecloth :D:D:D. Just kidding. Its gorgeous! The texture with the softness of the greens and flowers, delicious! Lady.

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  99. WOW! This is just gorgeous!!!! I'm going to have to make one myself soon, thanks for sharing this awesome tablecloth.

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  100. This burlap tablecloth is amazing and I would love for you to link it up!

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-5.html

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  101. Hey Courtney - I'm still drooling over this ruffled gorgeousness! Are you going to post a DIY on how you made it? Would LUV to see that! :)

    Hugs!

    xoxo laurie

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  102. Courtney that was worth every itch and sniffle!
    Susan
    Homeroad

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  103. I really love this tablecloth, and I have been looking for a tutorial or pattern for this EXACT style. Do you offer tutorials or could you point me in the direction as to where I could find the instructions to make one of these?

    P.S. I LOVE this setting. It is so peaceful. I could sit there all day long!

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