Friday, 10 October 2008

Second hand rose



Say hello to my new tablecloth. Isn't it lovely? I found it at the bottom of a basket of old linens in a junk shop for the princely sum of £1. I don't think I've ever been so eager to wash and iron anything before!



Smelling oh so sweet and fresh from its garden airing and looking oh so sweet and fresh on my kitchen table, a last glimpse of summery days.



Not sure if it's the colour combination, that petal pink and aqua blue made me rush to my sewing cupboard and find some materials for ragging straightaway. It could be the beautiful blowsy roses set against a trellis of charcoal grey.



It could be the beautiful feel of the old slubby linen. It doesn't really matter because for a few minutes this morning, my kitchen was experiencing a summer it hasn't seen for a long time.



Hope you all have a great weekend with the chance of seeing some sunshine. Me? I'm off to do something awfully exciting with this giant tub of flying saucers, joss sticks, wellies and a bunch of teenagers ... see you on the other side!
x
(If you would like to enter the giveaway below, there's still time, I won't be choosing a winner until next week)

35 comments:

Simone said...

I love the sound of 'old slubby linen'! I remember eating flying saucers on the run up to Christmas. My Auntie turned a large coffee jar into a snowman then filled it with flying saucers to be eaten before the build up to the big day!

MelMel said...

How lovely....wonderful shade of blue!
Wow at the price!xxx

Primrose Corner said...

That is one gorgeous tablecloth. I never turn up gems like that. I love that pink and aqua blue type combination. I'd forgotten about flying saucers I used to love those as a child. Have fun and stay warm!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL tablecloth Kim - I love it and a real bargain too - well done to you!

And what an earth are you up to with joss sticks and flying saucers....I do hope you will spill the beans!
Have fun, whatever may be involved!
Niki x

Suzie Sews said...

OK all I saw on this post was the flying saucers, they have this effect on me!!!!

Heart in the country said...

What a bargain, and a wonderful match with your furniture.

MaryPoppins said...

You have certainly spent your pound wisely :) It is truly beautiful and I am sure sits right at home in your beautiful home
Love Mary X

Hen said...

Wow, beautiful tablecloth, lucky you, just shows a spot of rummaging is always worthwhile.
My son is having a space themed birthday party next week and you've reminded me that I need to find some of those flying saucers. Oh dear, a trip to Hope & Greenwood, what a chore!
Hen x

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, it's so pretty Kim -- all of your posts are! I'm anxious to hear what you've been up to with that list of supplies and the teens!

Connie said...

It's beautiful, sweet pumpkin, and definitely something I'D buy! LOL
Smooches,
Connie

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous tablecloth no wonder you felt inspired! Your weekend sounds intriguing - I am jealous without even knowing why hehe Have fun!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That's so pretty! I love aqua and pink! I traded out my aqua and pink tablecloth for a dark red fall cloth and now you have me wanting to put it back!

Elizabethd said...

Oh what a lovely find! Your table cloth is so pretty, and those are some of my favourite colours. Clever you to find it!

mollycupcakes said...

What totally beautiful table cloth, i love it sweetie and what a find at £1.
Thanks for sharing some of the summer sun.
Have a fab weekend.
who's flying saucers wouldn't last 5 mins in this house lol
Ben would est the lot in one sitting lol
Many hugs,
Catherine x

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Sounds like a fabulously fun (and perhaps a bit tiring) weekend! Enjoy, Kim!!! =)

Sal said...

I love your tablecloth, Kim!
And the way you add all the little extra touches, just sets it off a treat!! ;-)

thriftymrs said...

Oooh that is such a beautiful tablecloth. I adore the shade of blue.

flutterbypatch said...

'Hello new tablecloth! Arent you lovely and so lucky to have been rescued from a basket of old linen by kindly Kim.' (sorry Kim, I couldn't resist that comment.) Eli

Shirl said...

What a gorgeous find: a fantastic bargain!

driftwood said...

those colours are just gorgeous!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

What a wonderful find!
And the price tag of £1.00! WOW! I`m lost for words!
Well done!
Kisses
Debbie Moss

Pondside said...

What a treat to have another fling with summer - great find!

Alison Boon said...

What a find, you really do get your hands on some treasures. It makes a change to see something lovely and feminine but not pink.

dottycookie said...

I *thought* that was a giant tub of flying saucers - yum! Decorating with sweeties, always a good idea ;-)

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ooohh Kim, that is delicious and really is that the bargain of the century! (Or should that be Sale of the Century ~ Ooohh showing my age there!)
Anyhoo, just wanted to let you know too that there is a little award for you over on my blog so hope you can pop along.
Love
Alison
x

Heidi said...

What a great find and a bargain to boot! This just looks so like you Kim. I thought at first that it was handpainted. I hope you had a great weekend? The weather here was amazing.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Isabelle said...

I hope you got some sun this weekend, like us.

I love that pink jug.

Louise said...

Ooooh it's so pretty and what a bargain! And our roses are about to burst into bloom - hopefully the possums won't eat the buds before they do!!

Linda said...

Hi Kim,
Loooove the table cloth the colours are just beautiful.
Cheers Linda

carolyn said...

that table cloth is a real beauty, I'm jealous.

French Knots said...

Mmm flying saucers! ...I mean what a pretty bargain!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

It's lovely!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Wow! That's sublime, the combination of those particular shades of pink and blue is beautiful beyond words..:)

Petticoat Lane said...

Beautiful tablecloth, no wonder you couldn't wait to get it home. Hope you came through the otherside!!
Jane. x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Oh dear .. I think I need stronger reading glasses.. how on earth did I manage to miss this post???
I am suffering a little tablecloth envy here..in fact your home is pretty as a picture and puts my rather muddled mess to shame..
Flying saucers..mmm.. I loved those..
Do you remember space dust too?

Dxx