What do you get when you combine fall with fluffing and ruffles?
I love the changing of the seasons - the long and low shadows, the way the light comes in the windows in the afternoon, the scent of the ground after a light rain and the need to throw on a sweater in the cool evenings. With the changing of the season, the house gets a few changes, too.
Old galvanized and enamelware pieces are filled with the hydrangeas from summer and little stone chicks are brought out to hang out with the ironstone.
Nubby fabric pumpkins fill a basket on top of a bench.
One of my favorite things right now to decorate with is burlap. The rough and imperfect textures add a natural look to any room. Add some ruffles to burlap and you get a very feminine and urban farmhouse look!
If you recall, I had a little giveaway for a ruffled burlap runner earlier this month. They have been quite popular – thank you ladies! – so I decided to make more up and offer them for sale here on the blog. I use mine on my dining room table, over dressers and our coffee table/trunk.
I found a lovely burlap that is a natural flax color, as shown in the above photo. Two rows of ruffles made out of white muslin (that has been washed and softened) grace each end. The ruffles have frayed edges and are hand gathered and sewn onto the burlap. Each side of the runner is slightly frayed as well.
These runners measure approximately 50 1/2” long (including the ruffle at each end) and are 13 1/2” wide.
If you would like to FRUFFLE up your home with a burlap runner, the cost is $30.00 (payment is fine via Pay Pal), which includes postage and handling. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you would like to order one. Please allow 3-5 days for me to make one up for you. (The cost is for US residents, however I will ship to our international friends, too – just email me for a shipping price).
Happy Fall decorating!