Get the Look:  Smocked Burlap Curtains

Get the Look: Smocked Burlap Curtains


Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.


In life….there are few established facts on which we can all agree.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Your mother is always right and….

….every dining room needs a pair of smocked burlap curtains.

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Burlap Photo Wreath

Burlap Photo Wreath



When I tell someone I write a blog….they always ask me the same question:

“Are you ever worried that you will run out of things to write about?”


I can’t even imagine it.

I have  dozens of blog posts and ideas and projects and DIY’s circling around in my head.

And besides….everyone around here is always auditioning for the blog.

Somewhere….somehow they got the mistaken impression somehow that appearing on the blog…..

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Five Easy Burlap Projects

Five Easy Burlap Projects

Burlap Projects

Happy Saturday.

Welcome to the weekend.

Here’s a little light reading for you.

Five easy burlap projects you could do on a Saturday.

Any Saturday…….just like today.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend and I’ll see you on Monday. :)

Burlap Vase Project1

 Burlap VaseContinue reading

Easter Table Decorating

Easter Table Decorating


thistlewood collage


What do you write when you can’t think of anything to say about Easter table decorating?

Does this ever happen to anyone else?

Or just me?

You know all about tables and decorating and Easter and daffodils and moss.


You just don’t have the words.Continue reading

Burlap Flower

Burlap Flower




Laura Ingalls Wilder is somewhere…..shaking her head.

Or telling Mary and Carrie to save the feed sacks and run for the hills.

When she was saving her pennies for gingham and dimity and calico….never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined that burlap would ever become such a highly prized commodity.

I mean….have you tried to buy burlap lately?

It’s tough going.

There’s a burlap waiting list.Continue reading

Burlap Pumpkins and a Little Yada Yada Yada

Burlap Pumpkins and a Little Yada Yada Yada


I know you’ve seen burlap before.

And you have probably even seen a burlap pumpkin.

You read blogs.

You’re a little jaded and underwhelmed.

I get it.

You’ve seen it before…..a burlap pumpkin with a cute fall tag…..photographed next to some dried hydrangea.

Yada yada yada.

And all that :)Continue reading

Spring Mantel

Spring Mantel

In my head, I always categorize my projects by punctuation.Continue reading

Full Disclosure

Mirriam-Webster definition:

bur * lap  noun

1:  a coarse, heavy, plain-woven fabric usually of jute or hemp used for bagging and wrapping and in furniture and linoleum manufacture

2:  a lightweight material resembling burlap used in interior decoration or for clothing

Blogworld definition:

bur * lap  noun

1:  fabric of the gods

I actually think I understated it a bit.

Burlap is a wonder fabric.

You can paint on it….like my sister does.

If painting’s not your thing, you can make labels that go on buckets from transfer paper…

(total aside here….I think a tutorial on this has been done at least 500,000 times….but please, if you have any questions about this, just e-mail me)

Not up for painting or transferring….why not create:

* favor bags

* seat covers

* ribbon pillows

* letters (as in the alphabet)

* flowers

* banners

Or you could just use burlap to….

….wish someone special a Merry Christmas!

P.S.  For the purposes of full disclosure, I think it is important to reveal that I was not compensated by burlap in anyway for this overwhelming endorsement of its versatility and general fabulousness.