Sunday, November 27, 2011

My Favorite Fabric

I just can't help it ~ this is my  favorite fabric of all time.
I first saw it on Sarah's House where she used it in the
farmhouse mudroom for the drapery and Roman shades.
 
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The fabric is by P.Kaufmann and is called
Breeze Tapestry.
 
 
It's been over a year since I first saw the mudroom episode and I'm still crazy about this fabric. I even ordered myself a small sample piece so I could see it close up and personal, but try as I may, I couldn't think of a place to use
it in my own home. 
Then one day while shopping at Old Time Pottery, I came across a 5-yard remnant piece of the fabric at only $4/yd.  I snatched it up right away, justifying the purchase by telling myself I could make pillows to sell at the store ~ which I did. 
The pillows sold almost immediately so there must be a lot of other Sarah Richardson followers out there too. I had a wee bit of the fabric left and decided to make myself some lumbar pillows for my newly repainted dining room chairs.  This is how the fabric looks in my house.



It's a very bright and bold fabric that I'm not sure I could 
use myself as drapery.  In my small house, it might just blow me out of the room.


So far, I've only used it in these pillows, but I sure would like to find another way to incorporate the fabric into other parts of my living and dining room.  I love it's warm earthy colors and I never tire of looking at it.


I've been toying with the idea of making a slip cover for a living room chair, but for now, it's just an idea for the future when I have more time.  It might be too much in large doses.  What do you think?
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11 comments:

Susan in SC said...

Beautiful fabric!

sweet violets said...

If you love it, then large doses are good!! How about a table runner or place mats???

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I remember the fabric from that episode. I love Sarah Richardson's shows! I think you could do a slipcover in that. Depends how big the chair is and how big the room is but I think it would look pretty!~Hugs, Patti

Gone Country said...

I saw that episode!

What if you added a horizontal strip of it to some plain/solid curtains? Maybe a third of the way down the panel or so. That way you could enjoy a fairly large portion of the fabric but it wouldn't be so overwhelming in your place.

I can't believe you found a remnant of it for that price! Great find!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

It looks so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Hope to see you on my blog:)

kim--nannykim said...

So cute and bright and happy. I think large doses would be too much--but I guess the right place is necessary--like in the entryway picture!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I agree this fabric is stunning. I well remember that mud room, it was one of my favorite spaces. Love the way you used this in pillows ~ very creative.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous fabric! I remember that mud room.

Your pillows are fabulous in this fabric!

Sonia said...

Beautiful fabric..I like Sara House too! Love her style and taste in everything. That fabric is wonderful..lovely color palette!! Your pillows are fabulous!

Miss Bloomers

Mary Ellen said...

Cindy Love love the nubby texture and great print of these pillows! I can see why you fell in love with the fabric!

Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. We just got back late last night from NM - will spend today trying to catch up on some things before the week really starts its whirlwind of events!

bee blessed
mary

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Wow, the fabric is beautiful! :) Love your site by the way!

Thank you so much for stopping by my page & leaving a comment. I have a enjoyed my visit here. :) Take care & have a wonderful night!


Hugs,
Jessie

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