...if you have been following me for any time or have seen the decor in our home, you would know you can count on me to always be working on something GINGHAM. ( and apparently lots of yellow gingham)
And I blame this all on this woman...My Nanny...Her home too was decorated in gingham... Her kitchen in the summer was always decorated in yellow gingham curtains and in the winter, she had a deep blue gingham. She also wore a lot of gingham....And you wonder how our family can influence our passions in life.? I am now totally convinced, GINGHAM will always be part of my life... It certainly was in hers and she lived till she was 106... ( in this pic she was in her mid 80's)
As much as I think my taste has changed over the years, I am still drawn to YELLOW
everything....I got to thinking what I have worked on just these past couple of years...
I have been working on a LARGE OTTOMAN in red and white...
and then I put the brakes ON ....HOLD ON HERE........I have to switch that NOW...
Look at all this yellow gingham...DUHHHHH~
I made this yellow gingham quilt, still my favourite with a minkie back in white,
I drag this everywhere...it has a top with an embroidery line
of her starched white apron....the lace I have on the top above the ruffle
is from her bedskirt...
" When I think of gingham- I think of her in her starched white
apron pouring tea"
and note all those self covered gingham buttons...yep...one black one lol
I can always be found in my sewing studio with my yellow and white gingham walls..
I have plans for this in our next home too...I don't think I could have a sewing studio
now without yellow and white gingham walls...good thing I have a post on how
to do it so I can repeat it myself wink....
( we have been talking about adding gingham walls to a few rooms...ie bedroom
in taupes, bathroom in pinks....)
I even have gingham glasses that I found that are perfect, yellow would not have looked
that good on my face lol
IN our hallway, you can see my paper ladies apple pie pillow....what a nice
greeting it is for everyone who comes by....
WITH gingham ruffles of course !
and then I had made this gingham heart and yellow needlepoint footstool. It is by
our window bench, so the boys can get up with ease....I am forever brushing off their
white fur .... little sacrifice !
Our kitchen stools have this ruffled gingham and dots
and yes the yellow stands out again...
So here we are entertaining building a new home and of course we have been
thinking of furniture...WE thought this would be perfect...I have located
the company who makes this fabric so I will be speaking to our upholsterer
who has made all of our furniture and see what we can come up with..
David actually loved it too.....
So this new project I am working on will now be done in Yellow GINGHAM
To match this collection and what seems my
YELLOW GINGHAM obsession!
And one of my most favourite Tammy Bags is this one
that Cori designed ( design) for me with Sumatra by my side...
Seems this one is never far from my site...
Now it does have yellow gingham lining..wink..
So if someone were to ask me what my favourite colour is,
I would have to say YELLOW, even though for the longest time I thought is was RED...
so today I will be now working on something with YELLOW GINGHAM!
YOU can count on that!
Tell me, what colour have you made more things in?
Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Violet, Orange.....!!!
adding this so I can pin it to my new kitchen requirements....
It took some doing, but after much thought and "homey features"
this is what our new kitchen will look like..