Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Where do you store your placemats?

Our new dining room table and chairs were delivered Saturday.  I decided to step outside my "box" and purchased the table and chairs from Copenhagen.  I had seen the table advertised in the newspaper and the dimensions were perfect for our dining area.  (Table will be another post.) 
I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond searching for placemats for the new table.  My chairs are  6 different colors of leather.  These bamboo placemats are perfect.  But where do I keep them when not using them?  I wanted to keep my tablerunner on the table.  So I am using the rolled up placemats as a centerpiece.  I placed them inside an old crock and added my black bear salt and pepper. Crock is Moira Pottery made in England.   Bears from Pigeon Forge, TN.  (that will be another post as I catch up on the past few months).   Placemats are now ready to unroll and place on the table.  Oh and they were only $1.99 each!

You can see two of the leather chairs in the background.

I am linking to Vintage Thingie Thursday

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I've been away so long

I think it's time to rejoin my friends in blogland.  Many things have happened since I last posted.  -vacations, home remodels, son's family new home, visit with college friends, Antique Roadshow, Smokey Mountains, suite at D-back game, and quilts and much more.

I'm hoping to share some of the highlights with you in the coming weeks.  Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. 

A pattern from my vintage collection.  Reminds me of summers long ago.