Monday, July 16, 2012

Roses and Ruffles.

You might remember a while ago l made a ruffled tablecloth out of a queen size bedsheet, here which used to match the dining room perfectly......until l decided to paint, so l'd been on the lookout for some fabric to make another one. 
l came across a whole pile of white sheets on sale (a dollar each) at the oppy. They were very large so l only needed a couple and though they looked clean l gave them a soak in some bleach.....then got to work.

 This time there was plenty of fabric so l was able to make the ruffles nice and long. The best part was having a REAL excuse to watch four episodes of Downton Abbey (in a row) while l gathered

Once it was finished, despite it being dreary old winter here...the sun was shining in, so l took a few pics to share.

This bottle of green tea is a perfect match for my chinese-y teapot....found at Safeway it looks almost too pretty to drink. Old dress clips and clip earrings have been attached to the serviette ties.


Lots of girlie ruffles and there were enough leftover to add yet another layer....but since the tablecloth's  already pretty long, there was a real danger we could strangle ourselves getting up from the table:-))) l didn't do it.

The glass plates are from a dinner set (for 12) l started collecting pieces for about 3 years ago.....mostly with the idea of using it for Christmas lunch. These days it also includes jugs, serving bowls and a large cake plate. 

Lovely ruffles....zsazsabellagio.  via pinterest.

l really hope  you've enjoyed this post as much as l have bringing it to you. Have a great rest of your week.

Til next time.



  1. My dear friend is a beautiful tablecloth , you were lucky enough to have met with so much fabric! Table is beautifully arranged exactly in the style of Shabbat, those are my admiration for how well you manage it - beautiful , I love it! The US- Czech Republic - velive is hard to find the right pieces , or are crazy expensive :-(
    I myself have now embarked on creating this style, and soon I open my shop , I'll be glad when then look :-)
    Also, I admire your china with roses , so much beauty , and color selection !
    I 'd like to send a small gift , so if you agree, then please write me your address to my email !
    I send big greetings!

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Michaela, how exciting it will be to open your new shop....hope it all goes fantastic for you.

  2. Ах, каква красота каква прелест!!! Обичам рози и този стил декор... Благодаря ти за невероятният пост, за вдъхновението и настроението, което ни създаде. Поздрави и хубава нова седмица от мен.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment Nelly...hope your having a lovely creative week.

  3. So glad you found my blog and now I am following your gorgeous blog : )

    Yours is filled with inspiration and creativity!

    Warm regards,

  4. Hello, and thank you so much for visiting the secret garden! :)
    Everything in your photos is so gorgeous..I am assuming that you are in the southern hemisphere since you speak of winter?
    Stay warm and cozy...
    Will be following, so lovely here.
    - Irina

  5. błękity cudowne!!!bardzo ładne i klimatyczne zdjęcia!!!

  6. Thanks so much for your kind and much appreciated comments Karen, Irena and's so nice to meet lovely new blog friends.

  7. Your tablecloth looks perfect amongst all your pretty things bron. The colours & light are fantastic!

  8. Hi Bron, you are too funny. I don't know how you find the time! Everything is always so clean and fresh in your posts.

    I bought the same green tea bottle just because it was so pretty, it tastes really nice too doesn't it, the blueberry one is good also.
    Enjoy your weekend, T x

  9. Your pictures are aamazing and I did thouroughly enjoy the post! Hope you stop by my place your decor is lovely!! I am a new follower

  10. Hi Bron,
    Thanks so much for your vote. Love this post.
    Beth xx