Showing posts with label BURLAP-ING. Show all posts
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Monday, June 10, 2013

BURLAP -ING

I’ve been burlap-ing our family room.  I’ve always thought burlap was a great Fall decorating tool, but I also think the casual look of burlap makes it a good Summer decorating accessory.  Heck, I really like burlap any time of the year. 
When I posted this vignette, you may have noticed that there is a burlap table runner on this table.

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I recently posted my hydrangeas on this table, and there is a burlap faux grain sack runner on it.

 

Bargain Hunting with Laurie
This burlap covered lamp shade has lived on this lamp for awhile now.


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This weekend, I went to Hobby Lobby.  I should “nevah” be allowed to go into that store.  I know they love customers like me – Crazy people  customers who can’t pass up a bargain.  Hobby Lobby always has sales, and if something isn’t on sale, they always have coupons.
So… among other things, I bought several rolls of the “on sale” burlap ribbon.  When I got home and emptied my bag, I was aghast at all of the burlap ribbon.  I immediately had to justify my purchase by using some of the ribbon – anywhere and everywhere.  I previously showed our fireplace mantel decorated for Summer.  I added burlap bows to the handles on the demijohns.
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Bargain Hunting with Laurie
And I added a burlap bow to each of the lamps.
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I didn’t stop with the mantel though.

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I tied burlap around the napkins on a table I was setting for a dinner (more of that table coming up in my next post).

 

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I even put it around a pickle jar, so I could use it for a vase.  My husband loves this new Vlasic pickle.  I have a LOT of these empty jars.  Maybe they’ll all turn into vases now.


Bargain Hunting with Laurie 

In a previous post, I shared these lamps that I  had just purchased.  The lamps didn’t come with shades, and I used shades that were previously on lamps in my childhood bedroom!  (I know it’s hard to believe that I still have them, but you’ve got to understand that I nevah get rid of anything!)  I didn’t know the shades were lacking something until I came home with this burlap ribbon.  I suddenly realized that they needed some burlap ribbon on them.
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Is there no end to this burlap-ing madness?

Bargain Hunting with Laurie
Since this paper wreath hangs on the china hutch, were the two burlap beribboned lamp shades reside, it also got a burlap bow.


Bargain Hunting with Laurie 
I haven’t made a dent in my supply of burlap ribbon.  Hmmm, I’m looking around the kitchen now. Be sure to check back in a couple of days to see my burlap-ing tablescape.   Meanwhile, I’m looking for a burlap anonymous group.  Do you need to attend the meetings with me?  laurie

I’m linking to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life, Homework Wednesday at Worthing Court, and Dagmar’s Thrifty & Vintage Finds at Dagmar’s Home.