I love anything versatile….if I can use something for more than one purpose it makes my day and that’s what I love about burlap.  I usually have a burlap table runner on my dining room table no matter the time of year.  It’s the perfect backdrop for any setting and can easily be washed and reused.

I also love vintage linens and laces and I have a drawer filled with them.  The only problem with that is that I don’t want to ‘commit’ to using them for just one purpose so that’s what I love about this Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth.

First, I washed and prepped my burlap and then cut it to size {I’ll be posting an easy tutorial to show you how to do that in another post}.  Once I had my burlap the size I wanted, I gathered my vintage doilies, linens, laces, buttons and ephemera. and played around with the position along the edge of the burlap tablecloth.

And now…for my secret ~ this is just between us {and whoever you would like to share it with!}.

I used very sharp {new} safety pins to gently attach the vintage linens, buttons, etc., on to my burlap square.  The whole process took a less than 1 hour and I really love the end result.

It was such a pretty day when I put this all together that I decided to have a mini garden party outside and I even got to light my chandelier ~ the wind cooperated {for the most part} and the candles burnt almost all the way down before I had to blow them out.

If you love burlap and are looking for some ingenious ways to create with it be sure to check out these other great blogs ~ we’re all celebrating All Things Burlap with a wrap up and linky party starting Friday, August 23rd at 8 a.m.

Debbie from Debbie Doos posted this lovely wreath earlier today

and Heather from Setting for Four will be sharing this Union Jack Pillow later tonight.

Partying with:  French Country CottageTidy MomTickled Pink time Two at Meegan Makes, Create. Craft. Love., Tatertots and Jello, Best of the Weekend, Will Cook for Smiles, Monday Funday, Home Stories A to Z, Homework Wednesdays at Marty’s Musings Inspire Me Please Party