Monday, July 4, 2011

An Apple A Day...

This post is not about "keeping the Doctor Away". 
I just wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who sent such nice well wishes regarding my little injury. It was very sweet of you. I have been trying my best to stay off of it as much as possible and still work. This has presented not only a challenge but a great deal of boredom in my life! I really don't like sitting around so much. 
I also wanted to give a big thanks to Sherry of
No Minimalist Here
for this...

Not the apples or the tureen ;) The pretty table runner! Isn't it great? It's very French grain sack looking isn't it?

Sherry was generous enough to share a link on her blog on where to purchase this fantastic fabric. A lot of ladies made a b-line over to the website to get some, and I was one of them.
The price of an authentic French linen table runner can really get up there, to say the least, but the fabric Sherry shared with us is extremely affordable. 

It's  already hemmed on the sides and all you have to do is either hem the ends yourself, have it done, or simply do as Sherry did and use hem tape and iron it together in a no sew project. Easy enough.
I have two sizes, one for my table and one for my little side board. The red stripe is perfect for my decor as you can see, but this comes in a blue too. Many of you have shared your runners on your blogs due  to Sherry's tip. So again, Sherry...Thank you so much! I love my runner!
On a side note, I used the apples for a center piece because the weather where I live is extremely hot, triple digits!  So my roses are not fairing so well, and apples were quick, easy and economical. I did use these pretty mums also which lasted the entire month of June. 
For now the apples will do until  I'm feeling a bit more inspired.

Here 

is the link to Sherry's post so you can find the fabric. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, even though I've been absent so much lately. It's greatly appreciated, xxx
Please visit Linda over at Coastal Charm for more thrifty treasures:) 
And Kathleen over at Faded Charm for her excellent party
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