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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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Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

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Marty Walden

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

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!

Mary Beth

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

Thanks SO MUCH, Marty!!!!


Monday 2nd of September 2013

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!

Mary Beth

Tuesday 3rd of September 2013

Thanks so much for stopping by, Denise!

carolyn ~ homework

Friday 30th of August 2013

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


Tuesday 27th of August 2013

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

Mary Beth

Wednesday 28th of August 2013

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

Have a lovely week,

Mary Beth