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The fresh cool air of Autumn invigorates the mind, body, and spirit. Excitement mounts as we entertain new ideas, new styles, and creative concepts.

As the colorful bright leaves swirl around us, we are enamored by its beauty. We are excited to incorporate these beautiful colors into our homes.

autumn leaves

There are so many items that can bring in Autumn into your home. Something as small as a place-mat can have a big effect on your surroundings. Bright solid color vinyl place-mats in Orange, Yellow, Camel Print, Terra, Rust Print, and Red will brighten up your table and make your meal more exciting. Elegant Fern Place mats are popular in the Autumn months as well.

Autumn Collage

Vinyl Tablecloths in Burgundy, Rust Print , Camel Print, Terra, and Mint are a few of the beautiful colors of Fall. Cloth Tablecloths in Chocolate, Burgundy, Sandalwood and Ivory will enhance your dining experience or event.

So take advantage of all the wonderful colors of Autumn. Breathe in the fresh air and delight yourself with a fresh new look.

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A beautiful wooden table stands majestically in the middle of the room. You love the way it looks, the way it compliments your décor. Its beautiful color and design are what made you bring it home.

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It’s Autumn and the weather is getting chilly. You would love to grab a cup of coffee or relax with a warm tea. If you set the cup on the table, it might create a ring. A splash of beverage might end up on the table, creating a stain that might not come off.

elegant-fern-fall-leaf-placemat

The Elegant Fern autumn placemats are a great solution. Its green and brown fern leaves remind you of the woods, of the crisp leaves that crunch under your feet as you take a stroll and relax in the cool breeze. These Fall leaf placemats are vinyl and are thickly padded to protect your tables from heat and water damage when setting something down that it too hot or an item that may spill. Its so easy to maintain: all you have to do it wipe it down with a clean cloth.

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You still get to see your table in all its beauty yet protecting it at the same time. Autumn is a time for accomplishments. By protecting our table and preventing scratches, spills, and table damage, this leaves us with more time and opportunity to accomplish all we would like to accomplish. Enjoy the day!

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Vintage School Desk

I was taking a stroll with my family and noticed an old school desk sitting nicely at the curb. Wow! I thought. I can probably put it up for sale and get some cash for it. I ran back home to get my van so I can lug it back home.

When I brought home the school desk my girls immediately fell in love with it and asked me a bunch of questions. They wanted to know how old the desk was and if I used such a desk when I went to school. They told me not to sell it but to restore it to its former glory. They even promised that they would do their homework on it every day.

We decided to make a family project out of the desk. We went shopping for supplies at LOWES and got to work sanding, cutting, priming and painting. We replaced some of the wood and repainted the surface. The finished project came out amazing! Everyone loved it. Below are the pictures in its stages:

Stage # 1

Since the wood was split and weathered, it needed to be glued and clamped.The seat had a lot of splinters and loose wood that we removed. Wood filler was applied to all the cracks. When it was dry, the wood was sanded to a smooth finish.

School Desk Collage 1

Stage # 2

Since the desktop was decayed and beyond repair, we had to fabricate one out of solid pine. It was cut, sanded, primed, and painted. I removed the desk pole/bracket from the old desktop and primed and painted it a metallic silver by RUST-OLEUM. The desktop itself was primed with a RUST-OLEUM primer and painted a gloss purple with Painters Touch RUST-OLEUM paint. My daughters decided on the color purple since it matched her bedroom decor.

School Desk Collage 2

Stage # 3

The rust was sanded off and the chair was primed with RUST-OLEUM primer. The wood portion of the chair was covered and taped so that I can paint the metal part.Once the paint was dry I used # 7  polishing compound to have that extra gloss. I then did the reverse, covering the metal and painting the wood purple.

School Desk Collage 3

Here are the pictures of the before and after. My children loved it. Let’s hope they make good on their promise and do their homework diligently like they promised!

School Desk Collage 4

 

 

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This is delightful time of year! We decorate to uplift our moods and put us in the holiday spirit. We spend time thinking about small details such as party favors, centerpieces and table linens for our tables. Do we want Holiday colors of red and green? Shiny gold and silver? Festive blue and white? Here are some great suggestions:
This Miranda damask tablecloth is the perfect addition to your Holiday decor.  These tablecloths are rich in design and color choices such as pewter, slate blue, champagne, sienna, dijon, english rose, and chocolate. Add matching cloth napkins to finish the look.
champagne
Place your favorite color cloth tablecloth on the table and add a white Holly Vine Christmas tablecloth to enhance it. The Holly Vine design is so festive and the bright white brightens the whole area.
Holly Vine Round Tablecloth
Lots of decoration add holiday cheer. Decorate your door, walls and ceiling with streamers, greenery and homemade pictures. By putting decorations all over your home you will be spreading happiness to all!

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The weather out there is getting Brr Brr cold and if the winter season is anything  like last year that means freezing temps and lots and lots of snow.

What gets everyone excited about this time of year is the Holiday season. It brings family and friends together for merrymaking and fun.

You may want to liven up your decor a bit. To brighten things up you may want to try one of our Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloths. This white or red Christmas tablecloth has Holly leaves all over the border and comes in rectangle, round, or as a table topper.

Holly Vine Christmas Tablecloth

Another lovely item is the Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats. Its design is a perfect cheer me up as you imagine the Cardinal hopping around and chirping merrily! Also available as a table runner. We also have Chickadee bird placemats and table runners-a beautiful option as well.

Winter Garden Cardinal bird placemats

So let’s do our best to liven things up and spread cheer this wonderful Holiday season! Stay Warm!

 

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Have you ever wondered how a tablecloth or cloth napkin is finished on the edge? There are two ways it can be done: Merrowed or Hemmed.

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A merrowed edge finish is the standard finish for all table linens. A merrowed edge finish is done on a surging machine, typically with a matching thread. It can also be done with a contrasting color if preferred for a dramatic look or to match a color theme. The merrowed finish seals the edges of the fabric to prevent fraying.

hemmed edge

A hemmed edge finish gives the cloth a more formal look than the merrowed edge finish. A hemmed edge finish is when the seamstress folds over the edges of the fabric and sews the fold down like the hem on pants. It is done only on some of our cloth napkins and tablecloths.

Majestic Antique Rose

Hemmed edge finish is not available for round and oval tablecloths or more delicate fabrics. The hemmed edging on these shapes and fabrics don’t look as clean as a merrowed edge finish.

 

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You would love to buy a new tablecloth for you dining room table. You have some idea of how long of a drop you would like the tablecloth to be but don’t know how to go about figuring out the size.

round vinyl tablecloth

Your company would like to order some vinyl tablecloths for their break room. You know what size tables they have but don’t know what size table cloths to order.

You’re ordering table cloths for an upcoming party. You have assorted size tables and would like to play around with the lengths to see which size would work best for you event.

measurement for rectangle or oval

Worry no more-we now have a tool that will help determine the correct size-our new tablecloth calculator! Simply enter in the length and width of your table for rectangle and oval or the diameter of your round table and how much of a drop you would like and you’ve got your answer!

measurement for round table

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