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January 27, 2008


jessi nagy

o my gosh!!
i am in love with that black and white tablecloth!
so adorable!
have a greta sunday!


I love that black and white one. I use lace ones for my windows..


It is soooo much fun to "visit" your lovely home. Thanks for sharing. Christy :-) <><
Zephyrhills, FL


Thanks for another tour! I'm drawn to the linen sections when thriftng too. I'm learing to think outside the box. Napkins can sometimes turn into pillows or valances, tablecloths can become curtains,cushion covers or throws, sheets can become a new slipcover for an old chair. With tutors such as you from the land of blog to give us continual inspiration, the possiblities are endless.


P.S. from Brigitte Lilly
Maggie, I TOLD you your lovely hair would grow back. Oh, can I offer you another piece of doxie advise? Don't hang around when mum and dad are painting the ceiling on the back porch (or anywhere else for that matter). I did. I ended up with specks of white paint all over my black body. I thought it looked kind of cool - like my dapple cousins - but mum and dad didn't think so and gave me a (gasp) BATH!
Your doxie friend, Brigitte Lilly.

Lisa :)

Kim~ The yellow tablecloth looks just lovely against your black table/chair. I also love the black and white one your sister made you! :*)
The old window hanging on the wall - did you paint it? Does it have glass in it? I have one but am not sure what yet to do with it!
Please give Ms Maggie a huge kiss for me and tell her i think she looks beautiful with long or short hair!
have a blessed Sunday! lisa


Awww...look at Maggie all head-held-high again. Love the tablecloths, Kim. Your house always looks so welcoming and fun. I love that black and white pattern on your chair...very cool.

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty

Maggie is just a sweet little girl. I too have a "thing" for tablecloths". I've used an old battenberg cloth for a curtain in my mother's room. I really love it when I see find a vintage one at the thrift store too.


So very Lovely Miss Maggie........... oh and the Tablecloths are pretty too!!
Enjoy your day!!


Hi Kim,

I love the black and white with the toile bottom, that is so lovely! I have my little stash of cloths too and I love playing with different looks. I wish I could find them in the thrift stores here! I always look but they are tough to find.



I didn't realize there was so many things to do with tablecloths! Thanks for the ideas and the tour... I especially love the tablecloth draped over the wicker chair!

Your doggie looks absolutely adorable!


Kim -
I love the tablecloths you shared - especially the black and white check with the toile ruffle. I love to search for tablecloths and there are a few fun places to go where I often find them. I can't always afford them but I can look and enjoy them. I love what you did with the lace cloth over the chair. So pretty!


I, too, love tablecloths...I posted my dining room on Rate My Space once and everyone said "HEY...lose that tablecloth" and I said NO WAY...I love the look and feel of a cloth...the colors...everything about them.
So glad your Maggie is better....GOOD GRIEF,what a bad time for her. I've had hair cuts that made me want to crawl under the covers and never come out....


Thank you for sharing your adorable tablecloth ideas. I LOVE Maggie. It great to hear from you again. Love,Rachel


Your B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.L.L.L....
You go girl!


Kim, Thank you for the ideas with the tablecloths...Maggie is such a cutie!


Thank you for another wonderful tour. I adore tablecloth's, they can make a room so soft and warm. As for the Diva...she looks devine!


Awww, Kim, I could just eat her up with a spoon! And what pretty tablecloths you have. Quite the collection.


Alison Gibbs

What a fabulous lot of tablecloths. As you say they are so versatile. The only limit is your imagination.
Love the cloth your sister made.
Maggie certainly looks a lot happier now her hair has grown! LOL


Awww, Maggie, you're a pretty girl no matter what!
And I like the black and white check tablecloth best!


To Maggie

You're looking so beautiful. Our Moms won't make that mistake again.

Miss Daisy


Oh Maggie, you look beautiful. You will have to tell Mommy to come by and see my Maggie.


Mary Issabella

Oh my friend I love tablecloths I can't seem to get enough of them.....Smiles


I've been a tablecloth lover for 30 years. I use them for everything. Your home is so lovely. Funny thing is, my house is the same color as yours. I must have some good taste and didn't know it. Thanks for sharing day to day so some of us can just dream a little. M :-)


I love the look of "dressing" the tables and I notice that you have discreetly covered most of the leg, however a shocking (!) amount of ankle is left bare!! But they are beautiful legs and ankles and fit for showing off...I understand that when dresses were long, a woman's legs were not referred to in such a vulgar way; they were limbs!!

Kim, I haven't commented lately, but I read every day (if you haven't posted I go back to previous months :0) and I thank you for your wonderful words and pictures. You Artful Blogger, you!

Oh, and you look beautiful Maggie!


apt. a {berriehead}

oh how cute she is! and the tablecloths too! xo


Hi Kim:-)
I'm in need of your talent.. Come to my blog and help me with my Hutch delimma please!!! :-). Your Maggie is just tooo darling:-).

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio

I can't help but smile when I come to visit you Kim :-). I love the black toile table cloth your sister made you! Just adorable. As is sweet Maggie. She is looking ever the diva now!


Hi, a lot of wonderful tableclothes! I take the black one.

Your dog is so cute!


kari & kijsa

What great linen finds- we love all the fun tablecloth ideas! Glad that sweet Maggie posed so sweetly for your cute photos! Adorable!

kari & kijsa


Oh how I love the black and white checked & Toile tablecloth. So cute! :-)



lol, she is so adorable. And I loved your tablecloths.


Amen! The diva dawgie is lookin' good now!!!! :)


That Maggie steals my heart EVERY time!!! I have never seen a dog pose for the camera like she does! Our doxie will not be STILL long enough for a decent picture! Of course she is only 11 months old so that may change.
Thanks for sharing!

Susan Ramey Cleveland

You are just beautiful, Maggie--no matter the length of your locks.

Kathy :)

Good Morning Kim,

I think that Miss Maggie would look GREAT bald...but I am so glad her locks are growing in...things never go right when our "DOS" aren't just right !!

Nice post as always Kim,
Kathy :)


I just adore table cloths too. That black toile one your sister made is gorgeous. lucky you!


Yes -- there are lots of tablecloths here at Rosemary Cottage too! Especially when I find them on clearance at places like Ross; Target or T.J. Maxx. I just love the way that a bit of fabric can really change the feeling of a room! Right now -- the kitchen table is wearing red gingham to warm things up a bit! And the dining table is sporting an old gold velvet runner .....again for that touch of warmth! LOL! LOVE your selections -- especially the gorgeous black-and-white one!

Jan at Rosemary Cottage

Lori Janiszewski

What a beautiful display of your tabecloths. I especially like the idea of throwing one over a chair for extra charm and coziness. I think I'll try that. Thanks~

Dearest Kim, Maggie is looking lovely, and so are your tablecloths! The DR table is the easiest thing to change up for a different look. I do it OFTEN! I make my tablecloths or get them for very little at VV. BTW, I am making your blonde brownies as we speak, & if the batter is any indication of how good they will be OOOOOH MY!! they will be very, very yummy! lol, Cindy


I love tablecloths, too. I bought one recently that I may use to recover a free thrift store chair! So glad to see Miss Maggie looking so perky-- after all, a girl's gotta feel good about herself! :)


Kim, I love the tablecloth over the chair, that looks so good. A tablecloth for every occasion - that's a great thing.

And Miss Maggie dear - you look beautiful, work it girl - you've got that sparkle back in your eyes.



Had to leave one more comment - whatever Maggie's leaning on - I want one, it looks so nice and fluffy cozy and cheerful yellow too - what a lucky girl!


What great ideas for tablecloths! I may have to pull some of mine out of the hutch and start decorating. Miss Maggie is adorable. I'm glad the little Diva is back.

tracy x

hi x
i have not been by for awhile, so have missed the Maggie saga!!!!!!
i am sooooooo pleased that her darling wisps are growing back x
tracy x

Esther Sunday

You could make paper bag look good! Love, Esther

christy hulsey

You have inspired me. I am going to Goodwill tomorrow and looking for table cloths! P.S. Tell your avian friends thanks for the feather-gift!


Maggie, you always look beautiful. Audrey Hepburn wore her locks short sometimes,too, and she was always a diva. Please thank your mom for showing the lovely tablecloths and giving us more ideas for how to use them. She's a keeper!


What neat tablecloth ideas! And I'm so glad your little lady is over her miff. She's beautiful!


Oh how I love tablecloths! And they do look good anywhere, even ON a table! *laugh*

Oh sweet pretty you are no matter what the length of your hair is! : )


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