Sunday, 18 March 2012

ruffles and tulips

                                    Spring has Sprung here at the 
                           White Weathered Hutch.

                Wow the temps rose to a balmy 70 degrees here north of  Toronto.
               The robins were out gathering grasses for their nests and  filling up on worms.
               The two doves were back cooing.  My Mom used to call them love birds.
           Well since it will be awhile before my tulips will be ready for picking I did
                                        the next best thing.
            Went to the market and purchased these beauties for $5.99.
                               Aren't they the showiest(is that a word) in purple.
                I normally would have bought white but these drew my attention.
                                   They show off my cute new white jug.

                                       A steal at $9.99 at Homesense.
           Well I could not stop  there,my table needed a cute ruffled runner for these tulips.
           I purchased 5 yards of Osnaberg fabric , a linen look without the price of Linen.
                            This little number went together so fast.

                    All I needed was a piece cut to 15 x26.
            Then I hemmed all four seams then cut 1, 4" WOF,
                Cut it in the middle that gave me 4" x 20.
                 Then I gathered the seams till it measured 14"

                        Sewed the ruffles at each end
              Top stitched the ruffle and gave it a good press. Frayed the edges.
                                 There you have it.
                              A cute ruffled table runner.

                                                Have a great week!
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  1. Your flowers pitcher and runner are very pretty.


  2. Your table runner turned out so pretty! Tulips are my favorite flowers so together you've got a great display.

  3. Linda I LOVE tulips and what I love even more is tulips in a pretty white pitcher! When we visit my cousins in Ontario we always take a trip to Homesense. Love that store it's just like our Home Goods.

  4. Your table runner looks great with the ruffles and frayed ends!!! Beautiful tulips... love them, but we can't grow them here.

  5. It looks perfectly spring like! I can't believe I got a sunburn today. Is this still Canada? ~ Maureen

  6. Your table runner looks great Linda! Those purple tulips are gorgeous in that pretty white pitcher....beautiful Spring vignette.

  7. Hi Linda,
    Love the new white jug with the purple tulips!
    The table runner is gorgeous, love the frayed edges...
    Have a great week!
    All the Best,

  8. Why, it's all just adorable. Really cute table.

  9. What a cute vignette. I love the ironstone pitcher and what a great idea to use Osnaburg. The table runner is perfect.

  10. Such a pretty centerpiece. The tulips provide the right amount of pop to the white pitcher and runner.
    Mary Alice

  11. Very cute -- the contrast of the white vase and purple tulips is so pretty!

  12. Great casual runner. A nice base for your floral centerpiece.

  13. Your vignette is so pretty. Love the runner, and love Osnaburg fabric. You pitcher is so pretty, and pop with tulips inside. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best!

  14. Very pretty! You found that pitcher for a good price, I love Homesense, that's the only decor store that I can afford to buy anything in. Your tulips are lovely and so is your new runner. I had never heard of Osnaberg fabric. I will have to remember that name so I can look for it at Fabricland. Hopefully, they will have some.
    I live in Winnipeg and our weather was in the 70's until today, it was in the 50's today.
    Have a great week.

  15. Great runner and beautiful tulips!

  16. Beautiful tulips and runner!

  17. Tulips are my favorite, especially purple ones! I love the runner, I wish I could sew well enough to whip something up like that :) Great job!

  18. Great job on your handcrafted table runner, the frayed edges are so pretty. Tulips are out here in the Midwest--all the colors are so lovely.

  19. Love how the table runner turned out with the ruffled edges, very creative. I know it is Spring Time with the white pitcher and tulips. Great Post. Thanks for stopping by, would love to see your beautiful thumbnail image..It's so pretty.


  20. Oh, it's adorable! The ruffles add so much! Thanks so much for sharing at my place!

  21. Oh, it's adorable! The ruffles add so much! Thanks so much for sharing at my place!

  22. Very pretty, Linda! Thanks for sharing with air your laundry Friday. xo Jami