I think everyone has seen this Eddie Ross table from the last issue of Lonny:
I instantly fell in love with it, as did the entire blogging community. I think we've made a collective decision to spray our Thanksgiving tables with metallic gold paint this year!
My dining room table is large, so finding a tablecloth has proved difficult. I thought about making one long runner for the center (like I did here), but depending on the width of the fabric, I'd need 3 yards. Again, not a real cost effective idea for a short-term table runner.
Then I came across this image from a great new
to me blog, Goodwill Hunting:
Of course it's an Eddie Ross designed table....the man has skills! The first thing I noticed was the trio of runners. I love how they seem to unite the diners sitting across from each other, allow the table to be seen, and are less cluttered than placemats. I hopped over to Eddie Ross's blog and found another table gem:
After ironing each panel, I folded over the edge to be hemmed and gave it a good, starched crease. This makes it much easier to insert the hem tape:
I can't tell a difference between my 'no-sew' edge and the professionally hemmed edge. If you can, just keep it to yourself.
Things are looking much brighter! I love that each side of the table is brought together by the fabric, instead of split down the middle with a single runner.
Maybe we'll hold hands across the table and sing 'Kumbaya.'
Because the ivory color is so neutral, I could definitely incorporate these into several different tablescapes in the future. Or if someone spills red wine on them at dinner, it's no big deal...only $5 invested!
Tomorrow I'll show you how I repurposed some of my Halloween decor for the Thanksgiving table. How is your table coming along? Or are you showing up at someone else's house