A couple of months ago, my friend Ange asked me some questions about her grand-daughter’s bedroom window treatments she was planning to make. She was in the midst of major life changes when she found some fabric she loved – and bought every inch of yardage on the spot.
Why is that often the case? Why do we find the most wonderful things when we’re not really looking?
In the end, I offered to make the treatments for my friend because I had a couple of ideas based on her needs. It will be a great way to share a new style or two with you.
So, in my usual fashion, while waiting to fit the project into my schedule, I folded the nine yards of fabric neatly over my dining room table.
Ange’s grand-daughter is five…such elegance for a five-year-old’s room! Isn’t it soft, delicate, antique-y, and exquisite?
I once had a collection of look-alike vintage pink glassware dishes. But, I never used them, so I sold them in a garage sale. No, they weren’t the real thing! (But they would have been perfect with this fabric.)
I scavenged my cabinets and came up with something that worked – a combo of HH’s grandmother’s old Piggly Wiggly china and my Bordallo Pinheiro bunny plates.
Bunnies go with everything flowery and garden-like, right?
It shocked me how much I like the pink with the gold chargers.
I added PAM’s (Painter Artist Mom’s) silverware since the tiny leaves and flowers mimic the table-cloth fabric.
In a non-elegant fashion, I added paper napkins I had on hand…and straws to match…because they are the softest pink.
And that brings us to the Magnolia blossoms.
Who could waste something as soft and delicate as Magnolia blooms, aging out on the tree, begging to be cut and enjoyed – with pink centers, no less?
Who brings candles out in the daylight? I do, that’s who.
Who places a cloche over a teensy Baptisia bloom? I do, of course!
Anything soft and delicate (with a little golden glow) fits on this table of pink and gold.
All this to say…enjoy the delicate things, and even if they aren’t yours, enjoy them while they rest under your roof (wink) – or in your yard.
Thank you, Ange, for sharing your fabric for our table-cloth! It is truly elegant. (And, I will get to your window treatments soon…pinkie promise!)
Thank you, Patricia Neely-Dorsey, for sharing your Magnolia Blossom poetry.
Have you been like me…in the dark about pink and gold? Am I the only one? Really?