Tuesday, January 5, 2010

tea towels and chairs

I just added this post to Sew & Tell Fridays, so if that's why you're here, thanks for visiting and I can't wait to go check out all of the other finishes :)

Wrapping up the gifting show & tell, here are some pot holder/tea towel sets that I made. This first one I made for my Aunt for Christmas. I love the colors in these. The pot holder actually has a few of the fabrics I used in the quilt I made her this past summer.


And this set, I made for my dear friend Angela for her birthday! Both sets were a hit, I think :)


I simply love tea towels. I have a nice little collection now and was inspired to show some of them here after receiving this cutie from my sister for my birthday, if you remember.

This one is from Anthropologie, my favorite store ever, although I can only buy things there if they are on super-clearance, or I have a gift card. I would move right into an Anthropologie store if that were an option ;)


This little owl one, from the same place, my friend Jenn bought me. Isn't it cute?? And the chair it's on is the beginning of our mismatched chair collection! We have lived in my parents' house for the last several years while they live overseas and Casey finished school. Now that we're getting ready to buy our own place, (yay!) we have begun to collect some furniture here and there. About a year ago we bought a huge, awesome table when our Pier 1 store closed for an incredible deal and planned on finding a hodge podge of chairs to go with it. We recently scored this one at a thrift store for $2.99!! It's old and cool and in great shape.


THEN, both Casey's mom and aunt had one of these white chairs and gave them both to us! These were made by Casey's great grandfather, I believe. So, now we have the start of our collection. We would love to find a bench to go on one side, so we'll be on the hunt for that soon.


So, since coming up with my chair idea, what do you suppose I saw in my mom's new Martha Stewart magazine?? Yep, this ad. Check out those mismatched chairs! Are we cutting edge or what?? ;)

15 comments:

  1. love the mismatched chairs; especially that they are each a good, solid chair in their own right. Your table is waaaaay better than the one in the magazine. Worn is one thing, but this one is just yukky--back to the "knock the bird poop off and bring it on in" look we talked about ;)

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  2. your tea towels and pot holders were a hit!!! I loved mine and Angela's. I am going to have to get some tips from you, so I can start sewing again and add it back into my crafting repitoire.

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  3. Your mismatched chairs will probably last longer than new. Things just aren't made well now. I have been wanting to do the same thing. Can't wait to see them all in use!

    Blessings,
    KT

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  4. I loved seeing everything here! The chairs, the potholders! great job!

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  5. I love all of your projects but especially the first one. I am an anthropologie nut too. I try to absorb all the ideas when I'm there to try and duplicate them at home.

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  6. Pretty, pretty potholders! Love the colours!

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  7. The gifts looked great. Great idea. I have a small collection of tea towels. For me it is a textile thing. The chairs will look amazing. I love the table settings where they used mismatched cutlery and plates. It looks fantastic and appeals to the making do streak in me.

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  8. LOVE those pot holders and tea towels, your color choices are amazing!

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  9. Your towels and pot holders are really cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Really like those pot holders with the silverware. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. SO much gorgeous eye-candy here! lol Love your potholders and tea towels. And the mismatched chairs are going to look great! So fun! ;o)

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  12. I love the potholder with the utensils on it...so cute

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  13. Great projects. I especially like the set you made for your aunt. Beautiful colors and fabric choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. oh i love everything you made in this post

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