Monday, December 6, 2010

a not-too-Christmassy table runner



I love Christmas. As the years go on though, I'm finding that I want to transition from traditional Christmas decor to things that are simply festive and bright.


I made this table runner from my shot cotton scraps. It's nice and skinny compared to a traditional-sized runner, measuring about 9" x 30". I prefer the smaller size because it doesn't crowd the placemats when the table is set. It gives a nice shot of color to our dark dining room table-- plus, it can stay out long after we put away the tree! Craft longevity is a good thing.

12 comments:

Jenny said...

its fabulous.

Poppyprint said...

It certainly is! Love this. I need to expand my shot cotton collection, that's for sure.

sue niven said...

lovely, such pretty bright colours,

Rachel Hauser said...

Wonderful! And, I love the flowers too.

Kristan Anne said...

So pretty!

Amy said...

It's gorgeous Krista! It looks fabulous with the flowers and candles! Nice arrangement!

Dani said...

Niiiiice!

I like the smaller runners too. Our current runner is more like a glorified placemat (a bit longer, but same width). I'm thinking of making a new one over the winter break.

Yours is good inspiration.

Anna said...

oooo, this is so very lovely. the colors are great! I love table runners, I keep planning them, now to hope that they'll get made! :)

Jodi said...

Beautiful - I'm with you about the traditional Christmas decs - I'm getting very bored with all the red and green, etc.! Wonderful splash of celebration!

Hollie said...

Oooh Krista that's beautiful and I think you can use it well into the new year. Love the bright colors!

lieslmade said...

So bright and lovely!

mo said...

It's so pretty!