Holiday Table Design

This Easter I didn’t have much time to plan my table, so I had to make due with what I have and unfortunately I don’t have a tablecloth that fits my 130″ table. I’m not crazy about a regular table cloth and have never set my table the same way twice, so I found myself digging through an assorted collection of fabrics, curtains, runners, quilts and the like.

I finally decided on some fabric I found on eBay a few years ago and since it wasn’t long enough I used a couple of curtain panels underneath. The fabric wasn’t finished on the ends so I used pinking shears to remove the fraying. I went out in the yard and clipped some daffodils and andromeda. Found some fake forsythia and a collection of small vases, added the family china and you can see the end result below.  You’ll have to let me know what you think and I’d love to see pictures of your table settings.


2 thoughts on “Holiday Table Design

  1. Your post brought back a sweet memory.

    I was never into tablecloths … never spent any money on them until I took a trip to Provence during that time around Thanksgiving when the only stores that are open are fabric stores. Boy did I get hooked. I came back from that trip with tons of tablecloths… some reasonably priced, others not so reasonable. Everyone got a tablecloth for Christmas that year.

    The most expensive one I bought didn’t even fit my table. I have never used it. It is too expensive and I don’t have a table to put it on just for “show”. I don’t care though – Every time I take it out and look at it – I remember the details from the day I bought it – the shop it was in, how it was draped in the chair with a cute little teddy bear sitting on it ( I think I even bought that teddy bear as a gift for someone who collected them.)…. and I remember that I knew I would regret not buying it – that I couldn’t leave France without it! For the smile it still puts on my face – it was worth it.

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