Monday, November 9, 2009

Gypsy says: You have to see this: The best of burlap



















Martha Moments

………Yes, I`m also a burlap fanatic…and yes, it is also a huge trend here in South Africa….

I saw a fabulous post on French kissed and decided that it is just the thing I have to do with the old chairs that I have in storage…..nearer inspection lead me on a delightful journey into blog land, tracing the best of burlap and grain sacks…..so please, this is a looong post, but bear with me as it is more for myself to get order in my thoughts and put the best of options and inspiration up for appreciation…..maybe you will also be astounded with what I found……and please bear in mind that it is impossible to post all of the creativity that I witnessed……..I truly mean it if I say..”People, you are amazing!!!!!!”

French kissed.....who got me started:



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 







 

























Creative little Daisy:

























........and that concludes today`s marathon post......but trust me that is by far not all the amazing uses of burlap.....I left the art and crafts for another time...........enjoy!

46 comments:

julie - eab designs said...

A wonderful photo collection of inspiring burlap decor. I look forward to visiting all of these sites. Thanks for including my table runners. I really had no idea that my love of burlap was shared by so many others.

ANDREW RITCHIE said...

Wow!!!! Amazing collection of burlap photos! I'm impressed!

Gigi said...

This is so, so inspiring. Wow. You certainly did your homework. Amazing!!

Dragonfly said...

Wow - you have been busy researching!! Nice finds :-)

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Love, love it all! Great post! Amazing how beautiful burlap can be when done right!

Ruthie

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i always wondered what to do with those elephant basmati rice bags !!

~ laura

Luiza said...

Oh, I´m so glad you found all those beautiful blogs and sites...
It gets me started too.

Magdalena at "Color Sepia" is a good friend of mine, since many,many years,and a wonderful woman who spreads her inspiration all over the world.
Glad you found her =). And thank you for sharing the other blogs...

Have a lovely day!
Hugs/
Luiza

Magdalena said...

Amaizing collection of burlaps!
Thank you for sharing!!
...ohh so much inspiration!
hugs and have a lovely week,
magdalena/color Sepia

My New England Dream said...

Beautiful pictures you're showing. I really like some of the chairs:)

French-Kissed said...

Wow, that was an amazing tour of the world of Burlap! So glad I got you started for we have all benefited greatly from your new found obsession. I can't wait to see what you end up doing with your chairs. I am also excited to go back and visit some of the wonderful sites I did not previously know about. Thanks so much for visiting me and for the kind recognition. ~Jermaine~

Alaine said...

My first look froze the computer!

Back on line and gosh, you have done a fantastic job here!! There are some lovely ideas. I used brown check burlap (hessian) for the windows in our barn and have covered things with it over the years.

It would take a week to go through these links!

Thanks, Gypsy, very nice post, as usual. xa

Les Cotrions said...

Thank you so much for mentioning me in your faboulous post!!!! You made a great job collecting all these gorgeous photos!!! I adore this kind of stuff!!!
Have a nice day and thank you again!
Vale

Kellie Collis said...

Love that french furniture!! Gorgeous!! x

Brabourne Farm said...

Beautiful images! Just wish I had something that needed re-doing - gorgeous burlap would be my first choice. Thank you so much for your lovely comment yesterday on our house and garden. Leigh

Gúa said...

Hi sweet you..:)
Wo...look at all these beautiful images!and then you mention me!...and make me so proud. Thank you so, so much...*happy*.
..and for shearing all this beauty!

I love your blog!

Huge hugs from rainy Sweden...

Willow Decor said...

Interesting post! Thanks so much for the mention.
-Gina

Patri said...

what amazing Idea!!!, fantastic, hear at home the sugar bags were reused like bags for shoes....ja..ja..nice to see the rest of posibilities. A big hug

Lee said...

Great post! Gottal love Jermaine!
Lee

Country French Antiques said...

Wonderful post!
Many blogs I didn't know about too, can't wait to visit them all.
Thanks for putting so much time into this and for the mention!
Have a beautiful day!

Bleudelavande said...

Wooowww what great post!!! I love all those photos!!!
Have a nice week

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love this post!
Happy Monday.

Matthew said...

Great post - that burlap upholstered headboard is amazing! Thanks for the mention, as well!

Kathy said...

I'm a new rabid fan! Your photos are gorgeous, and while I rarely have time to visit and savor in the beauty of blogs, I am so glad I snuck in some time to visit yours! I am crazy for burlap/linen/hemp/homespun and so are many of my clients....I'm printing our your post, laminating it, and sharing it with my boutique visitors (many of whom never turn on the computer moreorless visit blogs).
Thank you for incredible research--I hope to come back and visit your blog soon--it's now bookmarked!
Please visit if ever in the states and on the west coast.
Blessings -
Kathy Delgado
Vintageweave Interiors
~french pedestals and dreams blog

Janean said...

i need a drool bib please! like you, i have always like burlap - to my mom's dismay. LOL. amazing collection of site photos. great job!

Firefly Hill said...

Thank you for sharing all the lovely burlap photos...I share this love too.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Ok...Now I know we are sisters! ((hugs))

The Brocantess said...

I love Burlap and started using it 8 years ago for drapes. I loved the weight and the way light filtered through the loose weaves....plus as a girl on a budget then you couldn't beat the price! Thank you for the post and for your kind comments of late!

AuroraSuzette said...

Adore this hugh post! Love burlap for it's simplicity, and yet, look how elegant it becomes. Is that smocking on those drapes? Too good. Those first chairs easily explain your addiction!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am lovin everything in this post. I bought a chair this weekend with this exactly in mind!

Anne Marie said...

fantastic post..........that takes a lot of work! but well appreciated by this lover of linen/hemp/burlap.....and man, do I have to start following!
what's my problem?
xo

Torie Jayne said...

Wow! So many great pics! I love the chairs with the print! Have a sweet day!

Magdalena said...

Hello,
you find more things about the subject now...especially for you.
Hugs
Magdalena/color Sepia

Karin said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. You have a fabulous blog with wonderful pictures and lots of inspiration.
Hugs from Sweden
Karin

vicki archer said...

It must have been a marathon posting all that but your burlap pics are the best....I would love some of those chairs..xv

Ana Trigo said...

What a lovely blog! It´s very inspiring, thank you!

manon 21 said...

beau reportage!!!


manon

AnastasiaC said...

oh wow!!
ive been thinking of getting some pillows like this to refresh our family room
wonderful post full of ideas!!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Great inspiration! Thanks for posting these wondeful photos!
xxx
Giovanna
www.bohomarket.blogspot.com

Gypsy Mermaid said...

Hey chickadee! I love using burlap as well just hate cutting it it is a mess! Cant wait to see the art and crafts please let me know where you find the best burlap!? I am still on that search for the perfect texture. Big hugs
toodles-
Sarah

tishjett@yahoo.com said...

This is out of this world. Absolutely, gorgeous. Makes one want to re-decorate. Thank you for taking the time to put together this post. I KNOW how much time it took you to do it.

koralee said...

I am loving burlap...so so beautiful is your post...I am hoping for Christmas to do some decorating with burlap. I just ordered some sweet Christmas stockings from my friend over at Faded Plains. Thank you for your well wishes you left on my blog...this flu bug does like to stay an visit for awhile. xoxo

Draffin Bears said...

I went down that same road a few weeks ago and was looking at all the wonderful burlap creations.
I actually bought some at the Fabric shop the other day and I hope to make some cushions are something from it.
Great post and thanks for sharing.

Enjoy the rest of the week
Hugs
Carolyn

Made in Persbo...Carina said...

Oh MY soooo beautiful!!!
Suddenly I feel a huge need for pillows in burlap!
Is it ok to borrow some of the pictures to show them in my blog?

Thank´s for the inspiration!

Warm hugs
Carina

Inspired Comblogulations said...

You are sweet for coming by and leaving a comment. I tried to leave a comment on your PiP post but it wouldn't let me... it said Error page not responding. Just fyi... Thanks again for stopping by. Oh, I found some burlap at a thrift shop and figured out how to use it for slip covers... they were like pillowcases and slid right over the backs of my dining chairs.... I am going to paint or stamp something personal on them, so I will be posting on that soon.
My sister says I was always a gypsy... I love your painting o the gypsy.
Have a good one ...Lee

Julie said...

You're right, this is the best of burlap. I love the image with the portray.

Di Overton said...

What a fabulous post. I could stay and look at it all day.

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