Okay dear readers, I need some of your decorating savvy! Our wedding is coming up soon (late in Sept) and there are a lot of details yet to sort out. I think I’m stuck on this one, and once this decision is made, the rest will fall into place. Namely: What kind of table linens should we have? Let me paint the scene: Our reception is going to be held in a barn (wood walls, cement floor, very simple and rustic) and we’re going to have four or five round tables for our guests to eat at. In my mind’s eye, I see a pattern on the tables, and would love to make my own. I’d pick a pretty pattern like the Denise Schmidt ones at PurlSoho. The problem is I don’t have the time, the skill or the sewing the machine! I have found a few rental places online that have some creative patterns. Here’s four we are debating now. Thoughts? Other suggestions for fabric or solutions? Your opinions will be greatly appreciated! — Angela M.
1. Forest Plaid: I like how classic this is, charming but not kitschy. Would look great with cream accents, daisies and black-eyed sues on the table.
2. Mod Suede: This is more unexpected and fun. Would be so cheery and yet also fit our overall sensiblility. Perhaps a touch to girly?
3.White Wildflower Sheer: This white on white pattern is so pretty, but we’d have use it as an overlay over another cloth — would that make it look too formal and stiff?
4. Yellow Picnic Check: We’d never go for the cliche of a red-and-white gingham, but this board yellow check could work. I think you could really dress it up while still keeping the country flair.