Friday, April 1, 2011

Spring Snow Storm = Burlap Chargers

Well Folks, as I type this we are in the midst of a SPRING BLIZZARD.  Power outages throughout the day and predictions of up to 1 & 1/2 feet of snow.  Yesterday, I was out and about in flip flops, today I brought back the snowshoes.  My plans of heading into the winery today ~ changed.

Not sure why, but when I have unexpected changes in my schedule, I have a difficult time adjusting.  Don't get me wrong, I am adaptable to most situations,  I just seem to be more efficient when I have a plan.  I started the day off finishing up on some menus for some upcoming Spring/Summer Events at work.  Once that was checked off, I decided to snoop around the new site that my daughter Miss Sarah invited me to join. 
OH MY WORD!  A fair warning it is addicting.  Guess who I found on there?  Yup, Miss Donna.
I popped on over to her blog only to discover that she too had discovered it and had been sharing the good news.  What site am I referring to?  Hold on, you thought blogging was time consuming and addicting.  Combine the two and WOW.  Time management, Time management, Time Management.
They say if you repeat something long enough, it will happen.  I am usually very efficient with my time, this site may change that. Just look at some of the things one can find will managing ones time.

Pumpkin Drop Donuts in Burlap!
Well, burlapy looking paper.

Love my Cahartt Farm Jacket ~ BUT ~

                                                                        Source: via Laurieat on Pinterest

                                                            Love everything about these two

                                                          Source: via Laurieat on Pinterest

                                                                        Source: via Laurieat on Pinterest

Miss Sarah incorporated burlap into her wedding.  It was a fantastic touch to her simply rustic elegant day.
She made 22 table runners and has yards of burlap left over. She and I have emailed photos back and forth with projects we'd like to do using the leftovers.  I have done a few at the farm, with burlap I've had laying around. One of the first was my old cook~stove base turned settee
Miss Sarah made the pillow, I made the rest. Over the past few months I've pulled the yards of burlap I have out.  Walked around the farm, hanging it here and there.  Never quite sure how I'm going to put it to use.  I do have plans to add some to a blanket.  I love this look and think it would be great in my loft.
                                                                           Source: via Laurieat on Pinterest

All the snooping around PINTEREST motivated me to once again pull that burlap out.  Around the farmhouse I walked.  Hanging it here, draping it there.  NOTHING!  Next!  I have a wedding scheduled in August and the bride has requested a very unique cake.  OK, I'll play around in the kitchen and see what I can come up with there.  I pulled out all the ingredients, turn the oven on, pulled out the cake pans, and then the cake rounds.  Hmmmm.... cake rounds and burlap....
Put away the cake supplies and pulled out the crafting supplies 

 No planning went into this 
Claiming it right now ~ these are SAMPLES.
  A 100% winged project
Tried two versions, not sure which I like better.
This one I used burlap from a failed attempt of something else that went through
my brain, held onto to the failed project thinking I might be able to use it somehow, somewhere.
Ooops ~ lost power, poor light.

Another power bump ~ will get better photos soon.

When I finally get out, I plan on picking up some spray poly to see if
it will help with the natural shedding of the burlap and keeping them clean.
What do you think?
Wrapped and Stenciled 
Trimmed with braided twine
Or a mixture to compliment my mix matched every day white plates?
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  1. Oh my gosh-these are so cute!! I love burlap and everything burlap. You are so creative!!!

  2. I absolutely undoubtedly am adoring this!!! The whole post. That jacket? THAT is how I want my wingchairs to look like!

    Boy was this post fun! Let the burlap party begin already! (30 more minutes...)


  3. Love the chargers!!!!! And those donut things! And that bedroom and those chairs...oh my goodness! EVERYTHING!!!!

    Re: the weather:
    It's still winter here this spring, too! I live in upstate New York!

    Have a great night....maybe you could wrap yourself in a nice burlap throw!

  4. Laurie, I am in love with your burlap chargers. If Pottery Barn gets a glimpse of these they will be in their stores by Fall. Thanks for the info on Pinterest. I am on my way now.

  5. Love, love these. Easter table here I come!

  6. These are incredible!! Getting the glue out now! Thanks for sharing.

  7. I am craft challenged, but I honestly think I could do a wonderful job on these. Thank you so much for posting the burlap chargers. I JUST LOVE THEM!!

  8. I don't dare go to that site...I just can't....ok..maybe I will for a minute! love the chargers with the braided trim...if I had to choose.

  9. Thanks everyone ~ they were fun to create. Will be by to visit you all when we return. Headed out for a weekend trip to IKEA. ~ Love Burlap!

  10. Those chargers are gorgeous (the wrapped one is my favorite)!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Love it all but the chargers are amazing! So lovely.

  12. How cool is that! They turned out great. Loving all these burlap projects.
    New friend here.

  13. Love, love, love, love, and LOVE!!! I can't decide between the two, so BOTH! So simple, yet so beautiful with your settings. I'm sure I have to borrow your idea for my luncheon next week. Thank you for sharing and I just discovered your blog, but I'm definitely addicted!

  14. I choose both! They are fabulous and what a splendid idea! Thanks so much for sharing, I really might have to try something like this for my own dining table, hope that is ok. :)

  15. Oh my goodness, how clever! I like wrapped and stenciled. Now what's with all that snow???

  16. Very pretty! I love them both! I may have to try this very soon! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now I'm a follower!

    ~mikey @ shabby french cottage

  17. Hi my sweet multi talented friend...

    Chef, cake baker, burlap charger maker...shall I continue????

    They both look great. I like things mixed up a little.

    I hope the weather is better today for you. I know you can't wait for sunshine to come and stay for awhile.

  18. That is TOO cute!!
    I gotta wait for burlap to go on sale again at
    Hobby Lobby!!

  19. Nice! Very creative and I am totally "borrowing" these chargers :) I just can't make myself shell out the money to buy them. Excellent use of burlap. Oh yea, I like them both!

  20. Love this idea so much!!! exactly what I have been needing for my table, can't wait to make a set

  21. sooo fun! way to work the burlap! :)

  22. Ohmygoodness!!! Your chargers are gorgeous! What a neat project!

  23. If I had to pick just one, I'd go with the wrapped ones with the writing - I may have to make some of these. There's so many creative ways to use them in table settings. They look lovely on your table. Thanks for sharing and I really enjoy your blog.

  24. I'm with Brandi ...
    Ohmygoodness! Those chargers rock! Both of them look great, but I especially love the wrapped and stenciled one. The texture and unexpected pattern is amazing. Beautiful!

  25. I love them both! I have to copy this, darlin'!! FAB!!!

  26. Love both versions but somehow am attached to the braided twine one. But then I love the stenciled one too. Oh shoot, I can't decide - love them both! I found you at the burlap linky party, followed your link. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Mary @

  27. Love this idea.. genious.. I am joining you from Blog Party and Hop.. your newest follower

  28. Thanks for sharing burlap ideas! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  29. These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I would BUY them from you! How much???? Let me know, please! XO, Pinky

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