Beach Cottage Decor We Call it Gingham
Fri 29th, Jun, 2012
G’day Beach Cottage ladies, near, far and hello males from The Netherlands :-), today we are talking about Ging Ham, love me some Ging Ham for beach cottage decor – a little big country coastal, oh yes I do think so!
I love it for it’s kinda hint of summer, laid back, sandy toes, wooden floors, throw the windows open, informal feel and a tiny bit of whimsical thrown in there just at the end – yep one can, if one concentrates, get that all from one simple piece of fabric.
and here in this old cottage – putty and white Gingham in the house? Check. Dusky blue and white Gingham? Check.
But grey? No, I didn’t have any grey.
Now let us rewind a bit to about a year ago, I am in the Frenchy shop, lusting after lustworthy things for my old cottage – some which I might indeed need to rent out a room in my old cottage to actually pay for (anyone like to come for a stay for a week – you get free use of a whitewashed broomstick thrown in for good measure?).
…and in that Frenchy shop came across the most adorable mushroomy grey Gingham, only it was not on your Nelly, any kind of normal Gingham, no sirree Mr President, I do believe this particular Gingham was spun with gold deep down in the depth of Provence or at least something like that, because ladies, it was way outta my price bracket, French, beach decor, oh-my-god-I-lurve-you or not.
And in my duties as Editor-in-Chief of this Blog and the purse strings of Beach Cottage Land I decided to make it my mission to get and show you, a Frenchy Gingham Tablecloth turned a bit beach decor / coastal style by way of this old cottage filled with white and nautical things…
It took a while.
But I did it, came up trumps, got the goods baby, ticked the grey Gingham box.
And do I ever love it?
And I hesitate to actually tell you that it came from another little Continental Boutique, this one just a tad bigger though and perhaps a bit more achievable on the pocketbook and a bit more accessible to many of us than the fields of Provence.
Ladies, IKEA did it again
(no they do not sponsor this blog, hello IKEA if you are reading feel free to sponsor me, for you cost per wear is very low or you know what, do you need a girl from the beaches to pop over and come and play An Iqkea Cottage for the day? I would totally do it for the love ;-) )
So, this fabric is from the Iqkea Boutiqe ladies, it had my name about all over it, did it not?…and to make into a beach cottage decor tablecloth set me back the grand sum of 30 bucks – just about 420 smackers less than the other one.
It’s not woven, or French, but I can just about cope with that.
What do you think? Do you love Gingham too?
Run to the Iqkea Boutique, don’t walk.
and a pic from down my way here in Beach Cottage Daily pics