Many of you have asked about my lovely laundry basket seen here
I purchased it from Target nearly 10 years ago. It's fabric cover is a Waverly print.
I have loved Waverly fabrics for many years. When we moved here to this city 15 years ago, I had the most lovely Waverly pillow on my garden floral sofa, and I became a fan ever since. I have noticed the new fabrics are not quiet as "cottagy" as they used to be. But trends change very often. I have used florals in home since I moved out of my parents home in 1979, yep that's right! I'm 50 in case you're all wondering. My very first sofa was a floral. I'm careful though choosing patterns and I'll be showing you some fabrics and a slipcover on one of my chairs very soon. When it comes to florals it's important to choose colors you like best. If you're a blue person, or pink stick to those, remember you'll be seeing them every day for a long while. Most of my floral patterns have bits of reds as it's my favorite color. I also make sure the fabric is a simple cotton. Not shiny, and not any of the sort of 80's style double printed patterns, meaning not those that are a floral then a beigie, flowered pattern over that one.
I choose simple, cotton chintz types. It's just what I prefer. Also with pillows I do spend a bit more to have feather downs. They hold up, literally forever. So you don't have that smashed look once they've been around a number of years. Stay tuned for parte duo, 'till then, xoxo tami
I'm linking up to the every so lovely Kathleen over at Faded Charm
And to the Rose Man's Saturday Show Off