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Burlap and Vintage Linen Tablecloth

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

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33 Comments

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous ~ I LOVE it!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Courtney!

  2. Sandy brown says:

    I just love this--it is beautiful! I have not worked with burlap very much--did not even know you could wash it! I would love to make something like this myself--thanks for inspiring!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Sandy. I washed the burlap just because of the aroma but then after looking it up, I found you could soften it up quite a bit and almost totally do away with that burlapy smell (yippee).

      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Cindy Eikenberg says:

    Mary Beth, this is gorgeous!!! I absolutely love your outside setting - totally makes me want to come over and have a cup of tea! Thanks for sharing this beautiful inspiration - pinning! Have a happy Friday and a great weekend! Hugs!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Cindy! I would have loved for you to come over for tea. With having all boys they just don't get this girlie stuff at all.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Hugs,
      Mary Beth

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  7. Diane | An Extraordinary Day says:

    That is simply beautiful Mary Beth!! You are so creative and inspiring. What a lovely gathering you must have enjoyed. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Mary Beth says:

      You are a doll, Diane! Thanks so much. I did enjoy the gathering...my boys...not so much! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Sooo beautiful, just like you!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      I think you're kinda partial to me! Hugs!!!!

  9. Oh my heart skips a beat for pretty vintage linens! Such a lovely project!!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kristen! My heart skips a beat too~I used to know a woman who actually would bring the linens to my house before she put them up for sale...I long for those days!

  10. What a great tablecloth! Very pretty!

  11. Amy @ StowandTellU says:

    This is so romantic, I think I see my knight in armor off in the shadows ๐Ÿ™‚ Very pretty and vintage, Mary Beth, I love it! ~ Amy

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Amy ~ I think I saw your knight while I was out there! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend. Hugs, Mary Beth

  12. How romantic and beautiful Maryann! I wish I could sit at that table with you and chat over tea! Stunning diy - you are so creative! Pinned! It was so fun to party with you Maryann!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Heather, it was nice to party with you as well ~ hugs, Mary Beth

  13. Love your beautiful tablecloth! You're so creative! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Jody ~ I'll be over to join your party. I appreciate the invite.

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Mary Beth

  14. How lovely and romantic!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Jeanie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. This is so pretty Mary Beth and I love the trick with the safety pins!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Ann. I'm always changing my mind about things so safety pins are a nice way to 'not commit'. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Have a lovely week,

      Mary Beth

  16. carolyn ~ homework says:

    I just love this Mary Beth! I featured it today on homework. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  17. Love the combination of the masculine burlap and the feminine lace. Thank you for hosting the link party. Did my part. you can visit me at denisedesigned on fb, pinterest and my blog. Thanks again!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Denise!

  18. Marty Walden says:

    MaryBeth, this is so lovely! Thanks for sharing at Home{work} Wednesday and you're one of my top 3 favorites. I'm pinning and sharing on fb! Have a great day!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks SO MUCH, Marty!!!!

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