Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My New Tablecloth

I've needed a tablecloth for quite some time. We moved here nearly three years ago. Soon after we bought a dining room table and chairs. The table is larger than a standard tablecloth. I wasn't concerned as I planned to have the table uncovered most of the time anyway. Until I realized my cat was jumping up on the table and leaving tiny little scratches on the finish. So a tablecloth became necessary. The ones I have gotten only go to the very edge of the table. I really wanted something special so finally one day I did a search on Etsy and came across a store I loved. I decided to treat myself and I'm so happy I did. I found a store called Cake4Breakfast. The seller makes the most beautifully whimsical tablecloths. I contacted her for a custom tablecloth and gave her some photos of my dining room. She came up with a palette and picked out the most loveliest fabrics for it. I enjoyed the whole process as she kept me in the loop with the progress (and photos!). She worked at lightning speed and now I have a handcrafted piece of gorgeousness gracing the surface of my dining room table. The dining room finally has some soul to it. Now I just need to have a dinner party!
Here are some photos I took after I picked up the parcel from the post office. I was so excited I put it right on the table. I hadn't even ironed it yet.
Oh, and the tablecloth has a quote sewn onto the back. I forgot to take a photo of it. It says: 
Happiness, not in another place, but this place.... not for another hour, but this hour. Walt Whitman
The seller selected some quotes for me to choose from and I liked this one the best. I think it is a good reminder to live in the moment and enjoy life, especially at a dinner table with friends and family.
I'm so happy I decided to make this happen! :)
So beautifully packaged!
A surprise gift! I love the added touches. A little corn tassel!
Isn't it beautiful? Now I just need curtains!
Aren't these fabric choices lovely?
My daughter admiring the handiwork
Another satisfied customer


ayladybug said...

What a lovely post! I was going to go on and on about the how beautiful and perfect the tablecloth was, but thought I would just go ahead and out myself and tell you that my Mama made it. She was so excited about your post that she sent us all the link this morning! It was so kind of you to write such a nice review - she does work very hard on her items and it is wonderful to see her work appreciated. And also a bonus to see the final product in it's home - we had been getting emails from her as she was choosing fabrics and it is a real treat to see it in your lovely home!

Also your daughter is adorable - love the bunny shirt! Hope you enjoy many happy family meals around your table!

Amber said...

Where can I get a table cloth like this? I love it! Completely fabulous!