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Gingham – A New Twist On An Old-Fashioned Fabric

April 27, 2017 2 Comments

Gingham.  I have recently discovered a soft spot for this old-fashioned fabric. It’s so sweet!  And with a touch of it here and there it, this country fabric can add a dash of whimsical elegance to any room.  If you’re already on board the gingham love boat, bear with me while I sermonize about this wonder fabric and pattern.

The Gingham Twist

gingham - a new twist

Source: Craftberry Bush, The Real Remodel, The Feltman Brothers, A Pocket Full Of Blue

I’m sure you’re not surprised that I tend to lean towards blue gingham, but it just seems so elegant for such a country fabric.  Doesn’t it clean up well!?!  You can take it to your Farmhouse or straight into your French Country style this summer. It’s just that diverse.  I can’t wait to find some of this beautiful fabric.  I’ll be tearing down the aisle of the men’s wear sections of every thrift store I know.  Some guy’s shirt is my future pillow!  But if blue isn’t your thing, try yellow, green, purple or red….

It’s Not Just For Christmas

gingham red

I admit that I love gingham at Christmas.  It’s such a cheerful pattern and the red and white is perfect for the holiday, but you don’t have to keep it in the attic until December!  Let it shine during the summer and autumn months as well.  Dish towels, place settings, dishes, tablecloths, picnic blankets, footstools you name it!  Gingham will rock your world if you let it.  Don’t let its boldness scare you off.

Your Grandma Knew A Thing Or Two

a gingham love affair

Source: Domino Magazine, Hymes & Verses, My Domaine, Beck Design

It’s so versatile that you can put it anywhere even a floor apparently.  Keep an open mind when you’re ready to remodel, makeover or just want to add some new decor.  In the larger stripes, it is perfect for furniture. So, think about gingham when you’re ready to add some freshness to your decor, you won’t regret it!

Do you have any gingham in your house?  If not, it’s not too late!

Happy Decorating!



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    Michelle Nettles

    April 27, 2017

    Oh how I love me some gingham!! I usually don’t bring mine out till summer. I do have to admit that I already have my summer wreath on my front door (red gingham ribbon & sunflowers on a vine wreath) but mostly because I didn’t have any other wreath for between Easter and Summer. Great idea to cruise the men’s shirt aisle at the thrift shop for shirts tho. 🙂

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      May 1, 2017

      Gingham and Sunflowers just seem to go together! Thank you for your comment!

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