Greetings Friends! There is just something about Vintage linens that make me swoon...Whether they are trimmed in delicate lace, hand embroidered or feature intricate patterns, I can't seem to get enough! Today I am sharing a simple yet elegant table runner crafted with these pretties.
I have been planning to fashion a table runner out of my linen stash for some time. I purposely mixed whites and creams as well as different sizes and shapes, wanting to create a unique shape rather than a narrow rectangle like a typical runner. Here's a view from the opposite end of the table...
I started by arranging different pieces on the table until I was happy with the design. Because I use linens so often, I really didn't want to stitch them together. However, I also didn't want the lightest little hankie at the end to fly off the table if I rushed by! Hmmmm....what to do?
Upon closer inspection, I noticed that several linens had lace openings that would serve as button holes. So I gathered some tiny buttons...
Look closely above and you can see where I sewed the itsy bitsy button.
Here, you can see it "buttoned" onto the lace.
At this end, the circular lace work just needed a tiny snip inside to accommodate an equally tiny button. Pretty nifty, huh? Now if--or perhaps I should say when--I want to use them for another purpose, I can just unbutton ;)
Here's a closer peek at the finished runner; simply adorned with pewter candlesticks and my shoe shine box centerpiece. Last week's roses faded and have since been replaced with Pink Lady amaryllis I grew from bulbs. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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