Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cozy Fabrics

One way I create coziness in my home is with fabrics.  I made this little bag for herbs from a fabric scrap.

I got a selection of fabrics out of my project closet.  There are many ways you could add to your home by sewing up any of these fabrics.  From left to right, I have a natural linen on the table, burlap, ticking, a French General reproduction of an antique French textile, red and black toile, red check, and another French General reproduction of a bird toile.  All of these fabrics evoking the French Country style could add a lot to your cozy home.

Some of the ways I have used fabric has been to create tablerunners.

A white linen turns into the star of the tablescape with these shabby chic napkins.

A antique French petticoat makes a mantel scarf for a cozy fall scene.

And vintage table linens create a a much more interesting table top adding texture and pattern.  Do you like the use of fabric to make your home cozy?

I am linking to a brand new party for Tuesdays. 
Shannon at Cozy Home Scenes is having a Your Cozy Home Party every Tuesday visit with Shannon and show off what makes your home cozy. 
Also, another new party is Wednesday Showoff with Elna-Sudden.
 Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style



Anonymous said...

You have so many nice fabrics.

You won the mohair flower last week so please e-mail me your name and address.

Welcome to a new show off today!


MomWaldsPlace said...

Lovely examples! I find fabric to be an excellent way to soften the feel of a home. They are particularly nice, because they are an easy way to change colors, and are easy to store. If they are vintage, even better!

Eileen said...

I absolutely love working with fabric. I think it's one of the simplest ways to make a home comfortable and welcoming and beautiful. Love all your photos.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your linens are lovely and I love the french petticoat on the mantel. Ooh la la!

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Wonderful fabrics! I wish, they were mine...

Sunny Simple Life said...

I adore every one of those fabrics.

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherry-

I'm a fabric-holic, so I loved your post. The French petticoat mantel cloth is stunning, and I love that first picture with all the toile and plaid fabrics. Thank you for including this in my party, and I'll look forward to seeing what you'll share next week.

Blondie's Journal said...

I don't sew but I love to have quilts and throws and pretty blankets and pillows everywhere. Your fabrics are lovely and I really like the little herb bags!!


Linda said...

Ahhh, Sherry. I am a textile fiend and these are all so GORGEOUS! I adore ticking and toile. And, you're absolutely right - they help to add the cozy factor in transforming a house into a home...Love it. The colours you have selected are classics.

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sonny G said...

Sherry , those are beautiful fabrics. I love the eyelet on the shelf. Makes it so special looking.

Debbiedoos said...

So pretty Sherry! I love those beautiful fabrics and colors too.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Hi Sherry,
I found your link over at Cozy Home Scenes. I love the french petticoat you used on the side table and also the embroidered piece under the cup of tea. Lovely examples of how to make a home more "homey". I love it. Thanks!

Betty said...

Your fabric looks pretty. I love making things for our home with fabric and have some projects in the works right now. Can't wait to share them when they are done.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sherry! I love fabric and have got so much, from scraps to yards! I am hoping to use up quite a bit of it this year {although it seems neverending at this point}. Love the little bag and your table runner is gorgeous.