I stitched up some of my Garden Shadows fabric into place mats and napkins for a beautiful summer table setting. They are made from light cotton and feel like the summer mornings I used to spend at my grandparent’s house in Ohio. We would always rise early and, although my grandmother wasn’t known for being the best cook, her breakfasts were always memorable. Soft boiled eggs and soliders, buttery toast, and sometimes just cereal. Even the cereal was memorable as we were often allowed to go off into the dew soaked grass (in our pajamas!) and pick blueberries to put on the cereal.
These linens remind of those days. My grandmother always had the softest, well-washed tablecloths. Lightly faded and smelling of the sun from line drying outside. So when I pull out these place mats, I will remember her. Maybe next time I wash them, I’ll line dry them in her honor.
P.S. Special thanks to my friend, Monika, for pulling out her grandmother’s and mother’s dishes and styling this photo shoot for me!