Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some Fresh Looks

I got the latest Ballard Designs catalog and, contrary to what I normally do, I looked through it rather than putting it in the recycling right away.  I try not to look through catalogs anymore because I tend to order things that I wind up having buyer’s remorse about.

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The Ballard’s catalog is a weakness for me!  I love to look through the catalog for inspiration and sometimes an idea will pop out at me that I can copycat.  Of course, I wound up ordering a couple of things.  I thought a change to our dining area would be nice and ordered this burlap with jute fringe tablecloth. 

108 inch Fringed Burlap Tablecloth

Our dining table is 48” round so I couldn’t resist the sale price on this tablecloth.  Although, I will have to remove it when we are going to be eating at this table since it is dry clean only. 

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The second thing I ordered was this indoor/outdoor rug, which was also on sale.  I put this down in the laundry room area. 

Antique Letter Indoor Outdoor Rug | Rugs | Ballard Designs

It will need a rug pad underneath to keep it from slipping, especially since the entrance to the house from the garage is here and that is the entrance we use.  Don’t need anyone slipping!  That’s on backorder, so for now we are being careful.

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Excuse the mess ~ I was doing a bunch of laundry and just shoved things out of my way so I could put this rug down to see how it looked.

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I have one more thing I just want to get for the dining area.  I hope to have that by Wednesday and will share it with you later this week.  It is something I finally decided on after going over different options, so I’m excited to finally get it done!

21 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Love the rug and tablecloth!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the tablecloth and the rug, both are great finds.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I love Ballards too. My burlap table cover is from them and the little table underneath is too. The new rug is very cute. I got one from them a little while back that has French wording on it but I used it as a table accent. Sounds weird but it's cute. I like your pumpkin centerpiece- cute!

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Very pretty choices. I have a couple of items here in our tiny cottage from Ballard. :)
Have a happy one, Kathy!
Lin

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

looks wonderful, especially for Fall.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I've always been a big burlap fan. I scour the Ballard catalog every time I get one for ideas. I've knocked off so many of their things over the past few years! I can't afford (or justify) ordering from them, but I've been pretty happy just to get their great inspiration. I love a challenge! That rug is a personal favorite of mine. We're in the process of redoing our family room, and that rug on a larger scale would be awesome. Now if I could just convince the hubby!
xoKathleen

Sonny G said...

love that rug Kathy..

My poms wont allow me a table cloth that close to the floor-wink-..it would be a bunched doggie bed in about 5 minutes.. so enjoy yours twice as much since I cant have one.

cant wait to see what else you got.
I bought half the fabric I needed so maybe by next week I'll have something to show too.

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your Ballard purchases. I've had my eye on that burlap tablecloth, too! The rug was such a great choice for your high traffic area. I think you'll love it! :)

NanaDiana said...

I hear you. I set Ballard aside to look at when I am in the car and then I can dream and NOT order. lol That is a great looking tablecloth and I love the rug, too. xo Diana

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

LOVE your new treasures = and am impressed with your discipline of tossing catalogs. They are a big weakness of mine too, but I don't have your gumption. Ballard, Rest Hardw and PB and my three favs. Though I love Wisteria and another something Lane too. Dangerous spending lol.

Love the way your jute tablecloth looks. Dryclean only? That's a danged shame! Ugh. But sometimes beauty matters just that much, huh? Hugs.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hey Kathy,
Love the quick change look for you dining room with the new tablecloth. It looks perfect for Fall!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Kathy I love the rug and burlap tablecloth...I have two of those tablecloths love them!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love the rug and tablecloth!...can't wait to see what you ordered!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your choices, Kathy...and they look wonderful in your home!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Quick changes can really make a difference. Really like the tablecloth and the rug!!! Try the at home dry cleaning that you do in your dryer! Looking good!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, I love your choices! The table cloth is a perfect addition to your dining room table and the rug is one of my favorites! You have such a pretty home!

Becca said...

Ballard's is my weakness, too! I love the burlap tablecloth (perfect for Fall), and the rug is awesome! Wonderful additions, indeed!

Okio B Designs said...

Love what you ordered. That tablecloth is gorgeous, but the dry clean only would stop me in my tracks. The boys are slobs, lol, so it would be forever at the dry cleaners.

Jeanine

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your new tablecloth and the carpet is sooo pretty! I just received the Pottery Barn catalog. Haven't looked at it yet, but it is sitting on my craft room counter waiting. :) Enjoy the rest of your day!

Karen said...

Hi Kathy, I know how you feel about looking at those catalogs. I'm fighting with myself over a couple of things from RH right now! I really love that rug and tablecloth. It's good to treat yourself to something you really want now and then. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you bought.

Susan Clayton said...

Especially love the rug. I always admire how you pull things together.

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