Seriously, not a lot of linens. It was late Saturday afternoon. It was almost as though a bunch of ME had been there are scooped up all the calendar towels, aprons, craft ribbon and lace-edged pillow cases. I was not defeated though.
I had to delve deeper. And that's when I found this gem. This bohemian beauty. The handmade patchwork on silk shantung. At first I only saw the orange squares so I immediately thought about cutting it up and making totes. Then, I saw the price, green tag $7.95, which was 50% off. Wahoooooo!!
It has a yarn fringe trim which I don't love, but it is authentic so it may stay, or be upgraded to something funkier. But that would be on my sewing to-do list. So, maybe it stays. Once I saw the other colors and vintage fabrics, I knew it was a keeper.
Our family room is very vanilla. Plain. Actually, more taupe than vanilla. There is a huge old credenza that holds our flat-screen which definitely needs paint. Three years later, it is still on the paint to-do list. Our ottoman is huge and comfy just like the I-swore-I'd-never-get-a-sectional mammoth sectional. And this bohemian beauty is perfect as a burst of colors when draped perfectly on the ottoman. It is fresh from the dry cleaners.
Now, I am ready to funk up the vanilla room with more fun accents. All because of this perfection. To whomever sewed this beauty: thank you. And to the family who donated to the RW&B: thank you!