A few weeks ago I was shopping at the thrift store and was looking at the draperies/bedding along the wall. I kept going back (and back and back) to this drapery panel, it looked so grain-sack like. I checked the price. It seemed rather high for the thrift store... Then I looked at the tag and discovered it was from Pottery Barn! Okay, "high" price forgiven. Well what can one do with only one panel? Glad you asked.
You know I can never leave well enough alone, so I made not one, but TWO table runners. The fabric is a nice, I'd even say "luxurious", weave 100% cotton that is quite heavy. First I made one with ruffled ends, then wasn't sure I was feeling the ruffles, so made one with pleats. Now, I can't decide which one I like best!
I used the existing hems and made the other end and side hems to match.
I really like how it looks with the transferware.
Oops, don't let the dishes slide off the table!
So do you think I'm a bit crazy? What would you have done if you found this great panel? I'd like to keep one of the runners for myself--so I don't have to decide, I thought I'd put them both in my Etsy store. Whichever one sells first, I can keep the second one.
This is what else I've been up to:
I'm even quite a bit further than the photo shows! (The Thomasville lining is deceiving because it's more/less the same color as my linen.) I'm also working on two sets of draperies and slipcovers. Never a dull moment!
P.S. Strapping Lad is starting an internship next week, in Seattle of all places. (Not that there's anything wrong with Seattle--it's just about as far as you can get from FL and still be in the continental U.S.!)